Powdery mildew of the sage

  Powdery mildew or white sickness is a cryptogamic disease, that is of fungal origin, which can affect sage plants and occurs on the leaves. This is the most frequent pathology among those that can affect this aromatic herb and occurs in particular with mild temperatures and high humidity. It is a very simple disease to identify: because the white patches that are seen on the leaves of the sage are very characteristic. A reader of Orto Da Coltivare, Barbara, asks me exactly what her plant can have, describing the symptoms of powdery mildew. I answer publicly because I think it may be useful for many to know how to defend themselves from this problem with natural methods and above all how to prevent it. Recognizing powdery mildew on sage Those who cultivate the vegetable garden will already know powdery mildew because it is a frequent pathology also on other cultivated plants, in particular on pumpkin and courgette. Powdery mildew is also called white sickness precisely because it work

Baked pumpkin with speck: the recipe for a quick and tasty dish

Baked pumpkin with speck is a quick and tasty dish, ready in just 15 minutes. A more original version of the classic baked pumpkin, which will appeal to young and old. The preparation is really fast: once the pumpkin has been cut into slices, season it with oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, so as to give it the best flavour, then coat it with the slices of speck and cook in the oven for a few minutes. You can serve it as a main course, as a side dish, but also as a finger food appetizer, cut into cubes.


SPECK 200 gr • 303 kcal
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2-3 tablespoons • 29 kcal
SALT UP to taste • 21 kcal
Pepper as needed. • 79 kcal
ROSEMARY 1 sprig • 661 kcal
The calories refer to 100 grams of the product

How to prepare baked pumpkin with speck

Cut the pumpkin into slices that are not too thick. Arrange them in an ovenproof dish and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Mix it with your hands, so as to flavour it better.

Baked pumpkin with speck

Roll two slices of speck around each slice of pumpkin and place them well apart on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Add a drizzle of oil and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. The pumpkin will be soft and tasty and the speck crunchy. Let it cool and bring it to the table.

Baked pumpkin with speck
Baked pumpkin with speck


You can also flavour the pumpkin with paprika, to give a spicy touch to the dish.

Those who prefer can replace the speck with slices of bacon: always use two for each slice of pumpkin.

To make the dish even more delicious, add some sliced ​​almonds on the surface before cooking in the oven.

You may be interested to read soft apple dumplings recipe/ Mummy pizzas recipe.


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