18
jul
2016

chives

Chives is the common name of Allium schoenoprasum.

A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia and North America

Chives are grown for their scapes, which are used for culinary purposes as a flavoring herb, and provide a somewhat milder flavor than those of other Allium species. The smallest and most delicate member of the onion family, chives are a popular herb used in European cookery. They have long, thin green blades that are hollow inside. They have a mild, grassy flavour similar to baby spring onions or young leeks. 

The medicinal properties of chives are similar to those of garlic, but weaker; the faint effects in comparison with garlic are probably the main reason for their limited use as a medicinal herb. Containing numerous organosulfur compounds such as allyl sulfides and alkyl sulfoxides, chives are reported to have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system. They also have mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiseptic properties.As chives are usually served in small amounts and never as the main dish, negative effects are rarely encountered, although digestive problems may occur following overconsumption.
Chives are also rich in vitamins A and C,contain trace amounts of sulfur, and are rich in calcium and iron

Chives are cultivated both for their culinary uses and their ornamental value; the violet flowers are often used in ornamental dry bouquets

20
jun
vitamine

Vitamine

Vitamine sind organische Verbindungen, die der Organismus nicht als Energieträger, sondern für andere lebenswichtige Funktionen benötigt, die jedoch der Stoffwechsel nicht bedarfsdeckend synthetisieren kann. Vitamine müssen mit der Nahrung aufgenommen werden, sie gehören zu den essentiellen Stoffen. Pflanzen benötigen keine Vitamine, sie können alle für sie notwendigen organischen Stoffe selbst synthetisieren.

Einige Vitamine werden dem Körper als Vorstufen, sogenannte Provitamine...

12
mar
il-tiramisu
29
apr
ivy-salad

Ivy salad

Ingredients:

- fennel
- chives
- mint leaves
- flowers of Ivy
- cicerbite
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- lemon

Procedure:

Thoroughly wash the fennel, cicerbite and chives and cut them into a salad bowl.
Mix everything together and add olive oil, lemon, salt and a pinch of pepper.
Give your salad a unique aroma adding Ivy flowers and some mint leaves for garnish.

18
oct
savory

Savory

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) is the better known of the savory species. It is an annual, but otherwise is similar in use and flavor to the perennial winter savory. It is used more often than winter savory, which has a slightly more bitter flavor.

This herb has lilac tubular flowers which bloom in the northern hemisphere from July to September. It grows to around 30 to 60 cm (0.98 to 1.97 ft) in height and has very slender, bronze-green leaves.

Summer savory is a traditional popular...

17
nov
rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is an herb in the mint family. It is a small evergreen shrub, Rosmarinus officinalis, whose 1-inch leaves resemble curved pine needles.

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean.

Rosemary's assertive flavor blends well with garlic to season lamb roasts, meat stews, and marinades. Rosemary also enlivens lighter fish dishes, tomato sauces, and vegetables. Melt butter with Rosemary to dress freshly steamed red potatoes and peas or a stir-fried mixture of zucchini and summer squash. Crush...

17
apr
i-gemmoderivati

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