It has been forty days since Easter, Pasqua, (how times flies) and we have just celebrated L’Ascensione, the Ascension of Jesus into heaven this past Sunday. This also, here in Tuscany, is traditionally the time of chamomile, camomilla, when the flowers are harvested and dried to make a variety of things, and one of my favorites to have at night, tea.

Yesterday morning we happened upon a field littered with poppies and chamomile flowers and could not resist snapping some up for ourselves. In addition to tea, I have heard it can give your hair a hint of sunshine…I will let you know how it works…maybe I can save on highlights this summer?

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