Quince (Cydonia oblonga) – Autumn empress, fragrant and healing –

Quince (Cydonia oblonga) Quince is the autumn empress – you can eat it fresh, then cooked – as a famous quince sweet, but also as a compote. Its botanical name comes from the Greek city of Kydonia (today Chania) in the northwest of the island of Crete. This fruit is native to southwest Asia, andContinue reading “Quince (Cydonia oblonga) – Autumn empress, fragrant and healing –”

Rose – the magical queen of flowers- syrup recipe

Gentle and delicate rose buds have always been a symbol of elegance, nobility and beauty. Their origin is lost in ancient prehistory, and today about two hundred species are grown on all meridians. Ancient roses are the oldest hybrids. Modern bushy roses bloom from June to September, while climbers bloom several times a season andContinue reading “Rose – the magical queen of flowers- syrup recipe”

Aromatic Elderflower: a recipe for a healing and refreshing syrup and tea

The healing and aromatic Elderflower is associated with good weather. Elder (Sambucus nigra) is a wild, deciduous plant. It blooms in May and June, and then the white flowers turn into berries that are first green, and then dark purple and black. The main part used for medicinal purposes is the flower. Elderflower is richContinue reading “Aromatic Elderflower: a recipe for a healing and refreshing syrup and tea”