Category Archives: Herbs

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum L.)

Chives have been part of my life as far as I can remember.  My mother used to add them to soups,  vegetables, salads and creamy cheese, wherever the nice taste would enhance the dishes she  cooked for us.  The secret … Continue reading

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Kitchen Herbs: where to use them, how to use them

One of the most fulfilling experiences you can have in Italy, specially in Tuscany, is summer food. Very fresh, natural ingredients, cooked in a simple and healthy manner for the sake of appeasing one’s hunger  in the best possible way, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian herbs: Garlic

Either you love it or you hate it – there is nothing in between unless you belong to a small minority who would enjoy garlic but is not particularly fond of the bad breath it leaves in ones mouth after … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian herbs: Bay

The very first time I came across bay leaves  was in the soups and stews my mother used to prepare for me and my family with love and a special eye towards herbs and spices. She was the one who … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian herbs: Sage

Like rosemary, sage is a member of the family of traditional Italian pot herbs. I must say that my own introduction to the velvet whitish green leaves was a bit shocking. In fact, I experienced them for the first time … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian Herbs: Rosemary

I can’t remember when I first came across rosemary. It must have been some thirty years  ago in Germany, where I knew a very distinguished old lady who grew it. In order to be able to move it easily onto … Continue reading

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