The Lavender Festival

The morning started with people showing up at our house for a walk in the lavender field and an explanation of lavender, how it grows, different types, what it’s used for and so on.

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Lavender Festival!!!!

Wow, we have been busy lately.

This Sunday, along with others, mainly our friend Roberto who also grows lavender, we’re organizing a Lavender Festival at our beautiful local castle, the Rocca Montevarmine.

Well, organizing…that’s an interesting concept here in Italy.

Italians in general I think can safely be described as spontaneous and last minute. That [...]

Wild Greens Video #2…and a Note on Sapa

Here is the second video I made with our friend Roberto. This shows the 2 raw dishes we made the day we went collecting wild greens and herbs at his house. You can see the first video of gathering wild greens and herbs here.

In the salad dressing we used a syrup called “sapa” [...]

Edible Wild Herbs and Greens

The last day of March was a glorious sunny day, and both Hans and I decided to play hooky and spend it with our good friend and colleague Roberto.

Roberto owns a countryhouse on the next hill. A countryhouse in Italy is basically an official classification of a “struttura ricettiva” which means a place where [...]