Sunday, 30 August 2009

WHB# 198 - aromatic salt

ciao and welcome to this week's herbal blogging.
this week we are hosted by a very dear friend of mine..
rachel from
The Crispy Cook
thank you so much for hosting, rachel! :)

the WHB idea is kalyn's,and now kept by haalo .

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today is a very special day here on this side of the Garda Lake. we are celebrating Santa Rosa from Lima*, and with today officially the summer season of celebrating mass in all the small churches around Monte Baldo, is overof course, the turist season is still on! :)

that will officially finish with the wine festival in the beginning of October, here in Bardolino..if you ever plan a journey to this part of Italy, consider coming in October. this is real fun:)))

this is my friends and me at the Telegrafo today. we had a beautiful and relaxing day up there.


santa rosa mix

santa rosa del telgrafo 10 agosto 2009 061
original recipe Nilla Bertani
sale aromatico1
you need:
coarse salt (possible marine)
and if you like:
pepper in grains
junipers in grains
pick your herbs on a very sunny day, at noon is the best because they well perfum at most.
let them dry a couple of days on a cloth in the sun. (recover in the evening) put in a mixer o blender together with coarse salt (non more than 500gr at the time) until pulverized.
then let dry again on the cloth for an other couple of days.
use and give away generousely


* santa rosa from lima died on the 24 august 1617, but she is celebrated the day before the 23august, as the 24 august is the feast of San Bortolomeo. I couldn't find any notion on why she is been celebrated in the little church (named after her) in the hut G. Barana - Telegrafo (monte baldo) and why not on 23 august but on 30th. when I find out I will add notions.
she is the patron saint of the gardeners and florist....and beeing envoked in family quarrels and vulcanic eruptions. (strange combination, isn't it?)
I would like to leave you with to photos of the colour of the sunset and the clouds yesterday evening.
have a nice week :)

sunset 29 agosto 2009



  1. Aah, I can almost smell the lovely perfume of this salt. Another great WHB contribution from you, Master Herbalist Brii!

  2. buon giornooooo rachel!!
    thank you!! :))))
    many baciusss and have a nice week my dear

  3. Che bella idea, devo prepararlo assolutamente!

  4. ciao graziana, si si prova e poi mi dici :)
    grazie di essere passata!


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