Intense scents of magnolia flowers, with hints of beetroot, sweet raisins, herbs, pasta, yellow squash in the oven. The palate is salty; at times sour in the mouth, with hints of dates and pepper and a peculiar flavour of wood and graphite. For the ancient Greeks, the honey that was produced on mounts Hymettus and Iblei was the best in the world.
In meat or fish broth, whisked together with oil for the seafood risotto, to marinate fish or seafood. Slightly warmed for frosting the Palermitan pignoccata.
in tutte le bevande calde, té, infusi d'erbe. la sua acidità sposa a perfezione feta e i formaggi greci e ciprioti in genere, yogurt greco in primis
Altitude distribution: 0-600 m
flowering period: may -june
Perennial shrub with woody stems, about 40 cm in height that lives in poor, rocky soils of dry regions. Its leaves are tiny and have aromatic essences. Presents multiple pinkish flowers. An important culinary and pharmaceutical plant.
In medieval times the plant symbolized courage, and to keep up their spirits, knights departing for the Crusades received scarves embroidered with a sprig of thyme from their ladies.
eucalipto, ononide bacaja, sommacco siciliano, stregonia comune