A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Herb Garden Fall Beauty

Punctual every October – these gorgeous, delicate pineapple sage flowers appear, gracing our herb garden at Genius Loci Umbria.  We use them to festively decorate the breakfast platters or the guests’ individual breakfast tables. Contrasting beautifully, and quite strikingly, are the deep purple English lavender flowers, just as intriguingly gorgeous as dried flowers! What would fruit salad be without the …


Refreshing Summer Foods in Umbria

On the long, hot summer days,  I try to do all the cooking early in the morning.  After a quick walk in the vegetable garden to pick the herbs and the best vegetables, I often heat up the oven to roast the pick of the day:  the different types of bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and fresh onions or please check …