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Garden tips: the best way to grow basil

Basil is the most representative aromatic plant of Italian summer cuisine. From tomato sauce, to basil pesto, to Caprese, there is no dish that does not contain such a fragrant ingredient. It is easy to grow, gives color and, with its unmistakable scent, keeps away some insects, including mosquitoes. In Italy, usually the basil is cultivated…

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Etna towns you have to visit

Eastern Sicily is a concentration of beauties, all contained within a few kilometers. In particular, Catania and its neighboring countries offer a lot to the tourists who have the opportunity to choose between sea and mountain all year round. The colors of these areas refer to the lava stone, precious material with which cities and…

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Summer garden: tips and tricks

The summer garden is the most beautiful of the year, lush and full of colorful delights. The pleasure of picking tomatoes, aubergines, courgettes-eggplant and bell pepper, directly from your own garden, is priceless. And the daily work that, inevitably also the smallest vegetable garden requires, is gratified by the awareness of having fresh and tasty…

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Visit Italy. Venice: what to see and eat

Italy is not a country that should be visited in a few days. In truth, a year would not be enough to know the artistic treasures preserved in every small country from North to South. The beauty of Italy is just that: the artistic and landscape beauties are manifold and they are not concentrated only…

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The ancient history of Italian bread

In Italy, the rustic bread is made with semolina flour (durum wheat semolina), wholemeal flour or with ancient local grains. The true Italian artisan bread is baked in a wood oven. This tradition is still followed by the best bakers, especially in southern Italy where bread has always been synonymous with food, family and nourishment.…

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How to best preserve vegetables

The pantry of our grandmothers was the most simple and healthy that could exist; a magic chest from which they pulled out the best that nature put at their disposal. Every season had its flavors and our grandmothers were the best nutritionists. Modern food is beautiful and inviting but much less healthy and tasty than…

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Salt and sugar: less is better

Salt and sugar: two basic ingredients of the kitchen. In modern times, they have become enemies of a healthy life. Their abuse, their presence in many industrial foods in high quantities, has made them become enemies of our health. As numerous international scientific studies demonstrate, salt and sugar must be drastically reduced to avoid serious…

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Nutrition: the best health foods

The so-called “health foods” are those that we often omit because apparently unattractive while, instead, they are the main allies of our health and our beauty. A healthy, colorful skin is not just the result of (often expensive) cosmetic creams and makeups but of a healthy diet that exploits all the benefits of fruit, vegetables…

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The Natural choice: Rob Costello and Geoff Kerouac

Hebden Bridge is a small town in West Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom.  “The Guardian” and  “BBC” have defined it one of the most interesting and flourishing towns in the UK. The coolest place to live in Britain is also the home where, Rob Costello and Geoff Kerouac, grew up and found fertile ground to cultivate their dreams,…

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Pasta: story and tips

My love for food started from a pasta dish. I watched while my mother, an excellent cook from whom I inherited the passion for cooking, as she prepared delicious meals. They were always different, and she paid great attention and the care to cook even the most seemingly simple dishes, such as pasta, and I…

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