Zagara, here in Sicily, is the name for flowers of any tree. Zagara is also the name of the Citrus flower. Wild Orange is the most important blossom, it is the rootstock of all types of Citrus and also is the most intense in terms of aroma. The famous Essential Oil comes from this, […]
This Sicilian classical Recipe born in Trapani, it is one of the most easy and fresh, just have the right season elements and a blender to do this. We use to put on bruschetta but is also an extraordinary “condimento” for Pasta. For us was a nice meeting 7 years ago. A student house in […]
Organize a meal here in Zisolhouse is quite usual for us, but the idea to do this in Berlin was so new and exiting. Choosing the best oranges, preparing the fava beans, lemons, olive oil, sending wine and fresh wild herbs, of course, all from our Bio Farms here in Sicily with the idea to offer, […]
When we start our experience here in Zisolhouse, in Sicily, close the Baroque Town of Noto, the first exciting thing was to discover all possibilities a land can offer to you. Hoe, spade, rake, scissors become our daily tools and everything was beautiful like all things for the first time you do. So, the possibilities […]
This little story start 8 years ago when some friends came with this cactus and say: Fabio, do you want for Zisolhouse? I said: Yes of course. Then I start to know better what kind of “cactus” grow so well in my garden. I think do not be the first to speak about Aloe Vera […]
It’s not always easy to choose a right place for a tree specially in a Bio Farm. This year we tried to plant an Avocado tree. They don’t like the wind so we plant them down in the citrus valley which is the best choice. They will be at the border of some olives trees. […]
Yes, the agricolture scene is not always stable, specially in a bio Farm. A bad year like this for all of our area is very rare and but it’s not just one factor that creates a bad year, here are some main factors: The dry winter: Year by year the olive trees (strongest local trees) have suffered […]
It was really nice to spend a day in Benedetto’s vineyard, just a little peace of land close to Trecastagni, a little town on the Etna. Black volcanic stone, stone wall, black soil, rich and hard agricolture. One of the most incredibile place of Sicily where the instability of life became justify for the richest […]
This is the right time, a dry Sicilian Sun Summer, Yes, you can make concentrated tomatoes with an oven, an industrial oven and have a similar result, But, belive me, its not the same. Zisolhouse is waiting for you, also in the winter time to show you the difference.
Maria was here like every year, this is one of the most beautiful present I receive from my “costumers”. My lemons used for real things and not for strange crazy Market processes. Just from a Sicilian Lemon Garden to Germany and there became a Jam for be preserved all year. That’s it.