Category Archives: Taste

Time to reap the basilica

We dont have that much heat and Sun here in Sweden to be able to have a lot of nice smelling basilica bushes. I were able to grow up two of them this spring and summer. They became relatively big. See below.

The sun has been shining and giving my Basilica groth and wealthy and beatiful smelling leaves.

I dedicate a part of  the song of the Sun by S Franciscus to this reap.

“Ad te solo, Altissimo, se konfano,
et nullu homo ène dignu te mentovare.
Laudato sie, mi’ Signore, cum tucte le tue creature,
spetialmente messor lo frate sole,
lo qual è iorno, et allumini noi per lui.”

( Source:  Cantico delle creature )

This is my second plant still soon to be reaped

Below is my first and biggest plant, half reaped. I decided to grind leaves with pinoli nuts and a little salt and frieze it into cubes. The cubes will be thawn, mixed with olive oil, parmesan and garlic when its time for dinner. I hope it will work out well and we will be able to enjoy the basilica.

A tasty tagliatelle with  nice smelling pesto


Merry Christmas

These are photos taken in Palermo two days ago (middle and right)
and in my home tonight (at the left). Typical sweeties from Italy on the left, Strufoli behind, mandle sweeties and a Cassata cake are our Christmas dessert. Our Christmas tree is a set of wild flowers. In the middle you see typical Sicilian marzipan candies made like fruites and on the right the Palermo opera house, Teatro Massimo. Well, this is my Christmas.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!