Helichrysum Italicum, the sun and gold plant


Italian Elicriso (Helichrysum italicum) is a plant of the Asteraceae family. Helichrysum comes from the Greek helios (sun) and chrysos (gold), for the bright yellow color of the flowers. It’s a perennial plant and the bush reaches 30–40 cms high. It can be found in most of southern Europe and in Italy is native especially […]

Green summer salad

Ciao a tutti! A few people asked me if there was any good way to use greens such as kale or cabbage, so I invented a great green summer salad that can be eaten as a complete meal! In Italy, cabbage is known as cavolo and is pretty easy to find. Kale is referred to […]

Radicchio Salad

Ciao a tutti! We made a quick radicchio salad today! Radicchio is a favorite lettuce in Italy and it is also known as Italian Chicory! In Italy it is usually names after the region where it originates. It is great sauteed in a bit of olive oil or used quite often in making risottos. It’s […]

Fresh Bok Choy Salad

Ciao a tutti! Today we made a very fresh, delicious and quick to make salad of Bok Choy. Although not traditionally Italian, the Bok Choy salad was too good to pass up! Ingredients: 4 Leaves of Bok Choy 1 orange, peeled 1 apple, peeled fennel seeds sunflower seeds lemon juice olive oil We basically just […]