aromatic-herbs

Each of us can grow herbs at home rather than buying them at the grocery store.

For seedlings, herbs or seeds if you want to see growth, can be purchased in any nursery and there is often a choice of many varieties.
Should be seeded and kept in the Sun because they can germinate in the most natural way, but also requires a fairly humid environment to ensure that the first seedlings begin to sprout.
For some species of plants can also remove cuttings from existing plants (but not flowers) and replanted in a pot with soil, periodically nebulizzandole and avoiding excessive contact with sunlight.

To preserve herbs, so you can use them even in seasons when the garden is bare, you can choose from different alternatives:
-drying: drying can be done in different ways but it's good to separate the different kinds of herbs to avoid contamination of flavour and place them in a dry place to eliminate the natural humidity
-freeze: may be frozen within bags or ice cubes

Can be used to give more flavor to the dishes, used fresh or dried; Or using the healing properties of various plants can do the infusions, relaxing or invigorating, digestive health or for coughs and sore throats.

These plants have thousands of features, you just have to discover them!

17
nov
fai-da-te:-gufi-di-pigne
30
dec
chicken-liver-pate

Chicken liver pate

Ingredients for 6 person:

- 350 gr chicken liver
- 1/2 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoons of capers
- 3/4 anchovy fillets
- white wine or vinsanto
- 2-3 big spoon of vegetable broth
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- tipical tuscan bred

Steps:

Chop the onion, the carrot and the celery. Cook it in a pan with oil salt and pepper, util it will be light brown. Add chicken liver in chunks and cook it slowly adding wine or winsanto. After 15 minuts cooking, add the...

30
jun
yogurt-for-your-skin

Yogurt for your skin

Easy method that you can do at home to use the yogurt as a good restorative agent for your skin.

FIRMING MASK
yogurt, flour or honey
Mix vigorously a portion of yogurt to flour,
put it on your cleaned skin. Leave for 15 minutes,
than rinse with fresh water.

04
jul
purslane

Purslane

It's known as purslane - a plant that is a troublesome weed in many U.S. crops, especially vegetables. But recent research findings confirm that purslane is also a rich source of fatty acids, vitamin E, and other key nutrients - making it a prime candidate as a new vegetable crop. It is known for its persistence - it grows even in poor-quality soils with little water and resists disease...

In summary, purslane makes a nice addition to salads, soups and sautés. This is called versatility. Add...

23
sep
thai-basil

Thai basil

Thai basil is a type of basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Widely used throughout Southeast Asia, its flavor, described as anise- and licorice-like and slightly spicy, is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil. Thai basil has small, narrow leaves, purple stems, and pink-purple flowers.

Thai basil is a tender perennial but is typically grown as an annual. As a tropical plant, Thai basil is hardy only...

11
may
edible-flowers:-sunflowers

Edible flowers: sunflowers

The finishing touch for a slap is traditionally a floral arrangement. But did you know that an amazing variety of flowers are not only ornamental but also have a great flavor?

Most of the flowers don't withstands high temperatures of cooking, so these or are incorporated at the last moment or used only as decoration.

The sunflower when mature, is covered with coarse hair and is inedible. The flower buds are very tender and edible. They can be steamed or even fries! Their flavor reminiscent of...

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