Flowers to eat: salad with salmon, orange, almond and calendula
Flowers in the pot? Well yes! In addition to being colorful, fragrant, beautiful to look at and to give a decorative touch to our original dishes, many flowers are also good to eat and very useful to enrich our diet with many important active ingredients. Several scientific studies prove that in fact some of the [...]
Milk Thistle: frightful but good!
There are herbs so thorny and threatening that you'd never know you could eat them. Such as milk thistle, appreciated in cuisine as in herbal medicine. Also called "saint" thistle for his extraordinary therapeutic qualities. Since ancient times it was used by doctors and herbalists to treat a wide range of diseases. Plants can grow [...]
In my opinion, the hummus comes from Damascus. I've eaten hummus anywhere in the Arab countries and it has been one of my main meals - convenient and fast, I found it very good also when packed at the supermarket - when I lived in London and Toronto. But the first thing comes to my [...]
I quarrel always with the batter. Instead today I prepared the best pancake of ever. Maybe because best things come when you do not have too many pretensions, without the performance stress to ruin everything. Maybe because I was particularly pleased with the batter, or because I used pecorino cheese made from the 'seventeen' herbs [...]
Something that never miss at the beginning of April at my table, as on all the tables of Rome and Roman Castles area (Castelli Romani) are the artichokes. The fastest and easiest way to prepare them is as in the Roman era (when in Rome...), using exclusively the violets (also named "Cimaroli"), typical tender artichokes [...]