Polvere di petali di rosa – Rose petal dust (IT-EN)

Polvere di fata…polverina magica…sì quasi un incantesimo, sto parlando della polvere di rosa di Essere-per-Te. Lo sapevate che la polvere fine ottenuta dai petali di rosa essiccati era utilizzata fin dai tempi delle bellissime donne Etrusche? E sapete che questo ingrediente così delicato è ricco di proprietà anti –ossidanti e calmanti per le pelli più…

Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (dual language)

(EN) Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (by Marì R.) : Lonely, like the spear of an errant knight, or  like an army of brave soldiers, cypresses grace Tuscan  landscapes. It is so common in Tuscany that I almost forgot I have a beautiful cypress in my vegetable garden (orto). Cypresses look like an integral…

Lavender Wine to fight dark times (dual language)

Lavender Wine to fight dark times by Marì R. – What a time is this?! News all around us give the impression of dark times.  We have to react, get out of this negative circle! Its winter, but you cannot cough, you cannot sneeze, you cannot even blow your nose! I feel like a medieval…

Legends & Wellness Secrets from Tuscan Woods (dual language)

(IT) Il Corbezzolo: Leggende e Segreti di Benessere dai Boschi Toscani (by Marì R.) – Passeggiando per i boschi autunnali calmi e stanchi dopo l’estate, tra il verde scuro dei lecci ed il verde-giallo delle foglie delle querce pronte a cadere, si possono facilmente individuare delle chiazze di verde brillante punteggiate di bianco e rosso….

Blackberries: black pearls from the woods(dual language article)

(EN) (by Marì & Violante R.)  Blackberries: black pearls from the woods : How delicious blackberries are!  Sweet fruits of late summer. Being quite difficult to preserve, it is not easy to find them in stores.  It’s a pity, they are so good! Where can we find these delicious berries? Nothing easier here in Tuscany…

Bionda Val d’Orcia

Bionda Val d’Orcia : Coming back to Tuscany after many years abroad meant to me an agenda full of appointments, places to discover and locations to see again after a long time. Val d’Orcia was on top of my list as, for years, I had in mind an American movie we used to watch with…

Linden Tree – Tiglio (dual language)

(EN) Linden Tree: The Scented One (by Marì R) I was in my garden, hydrangeas in full bloom, reading one of the books from The Lord of the Rings. My nose into the pages, thanks to Tolkien’s powerful writing, I was transported with Frodo, one of his characters, walking with him into the Lorien woods….

Etruscan Herbarium

Etruscan Herbarium: More than 2000 years ago, Etruria’s woods were rich in trees, plants and medicinal herbs, real sources of healing remedies. All around Viterbo there were thick forests all the way up to Perugia. Greek authors mention Etruscans’ ability in making magic potions as well as their fame as “fabbricatori di farmaci” –drug makers…

Almost all about the Rose (dual language)

Almost all about the Rose:  “It’s the time you wasted for your Rose that makes your Rose so important” (A. de Saint-Exupéry) For centuries the Rose has been the symbol of femininity and its velvety petals a design of perfection created by Nature. We already wrote about the nourishing oil extracted from Rose seeds, but Rose…

Salt: Secrets & Benefits (dual language)

Salt: Secrets & Benefits (EN): Pink, Red, white, gray, whole, refined, iodized, coming from Sicily or from the exotic Himalaya, whatever the type or the origin, Salt can be a powerful ally or a strong enemy for our organism. Sal maris, Latin for Salt from the sea, was used in Tuscany since old times and right…