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

Mummy pizzas: the recipe for a simple and tasty appetizer for Halloween

The mummy pizzas are simple and delicious appetizers ideal for Halloween, to be made instead of the classic buffet pizzas for the scariest party of the year. A truly delicious appetizer made with pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese strips and pitted black olives. A monstrous recipe that will appeal to young and old alike, very easy to make: enjoy them also as a delicious snack. But here’s how to prepare them in just a few steps.


TOMATO SAUCE 120 gr • 146 kcal
PITTED BLACK OLIVES to taste • 79 kcal
The calories refer to 100 grams of the product

How to prepare mummy pizzas

Roll out the pizza dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (1)

Cut the dough into 8 rectangles with a sharp knife (2)

and bake at 220 ° C for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. Once ready, remove the pizzas from the oven and season them with tomato sauce (3).

mummy pizzas

Cut the cheese or mozzarella for pizza into thin strips (4)

and place them on the pizzas to form bandages. Place the pitted olives on the pizzas to form the eyes (5).

mummy pizzas

Bake again for 2-3 minutes. Your mummy pizzas are ready to be served (6).

mummy pizzas


Use the soft cheese you have available, preferably mozzarella for pizza, scamorza, emmentaler, fontina or provolone: ​​avoid slices of melted cheese because they would melt too much during cooking, melting the bandages and ruining the final effect.

Before adding the tomato puree to the pizzas, season it in a bowl with salt and extra virgin olive oil. Those who prefer can also make round pizzas, to be cut out with a pastry cutter.

Storage for mummy pizzas

It is advisable to consume the mummy pizzas immediately after preparation or, in any case, during the day: they are also good at room temperature.

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