Quarantine Natural Remedies – Garlic Honey (EN-IT)

Quarantine Natural Remedies: The quarantine continues and today we have decided to address some of the questions that friends and readers have asked us. We would like to be able to share some simple remedies  useful to keep in good health as well as  suggesting how to use  herbs for those of us feeling worried…

Four Thieves Vinegar-facts and legend (EN-IT)

Marseille Vinegar or Four Thieves Vinegar (EN) Once upon a time…There was the so called “Four Thieves Vinegar” (also known as Marseille Vinegar or Marseille Remedy). It is a vinegar blend infused with medicinal herbs that was believed to have the power to protect from plague. The preparation recipe has many variations, according to various…

Quarantena – Word of the Week

Quarantena (quarantine) : Do you know that this word has an Italian origin? From quaranta, 40, the number of isolation  days applied to people or animals with infectious diseases to prevent spreading. The term quarantine actually derives from Venice. It refers to the 40 days that the Venetian Republic imposed on ships arriving in the…

Rumori al tempo del Coronavirus- Noises at the time of Coronavirus (IT-EN)

(IT) Rumori al tempo del Coronavirus Il silenzio delle nostre strade in questi giorni è assordante.  Ma c’è un sottofondo. Il BIP di un messaggino in arrivo sul cellulare, le centinaia di notifiche di whatsup, skype; le notizie in TV o gli odiosi appelli a “rimanere in casa” e “lavarsi le mani”, qualche aspirapolvere… Se…

Cronache: dalla mia cucina (dual language)

(IT) Cronache dalla mia cucina Che dire?…che sia un “periodaccio” è un eufemismo…Non posso negarlo: faccio fatica ad accettare la situazione. La trovo surreale e combatto constantemente  con me stessa per accettare la nuova realtà. Come tutti mi faccio la domanda: fino a quando? Scrivo qui dalla mia cucina,  e mi impongo di respirare profondamente,…