14
sep
2015

myrrhis

Also known as Myrhh, this is grown in the garden both as an herb and flowering perennial. Foliage is bright green and almost fernlike in appearance, with a strong flavor and smell of sweet licorice. Large umbels of tiny white flowers appear in early summer, followed by shiny black seeds. Prune back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the leaves. Excellent for specimen effect in the June border. Seeds may be used to propagate, but must be sown immediately when fresh, in late summer.

Myrrhis odorata is native to mountains of southern and central Europe, from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus. It has been introduced and naturalized elsewhere in cultivated areas, woodland margins, roadside verges, river banks and grassland.

In fertile soils it grows readily from seed, and may be increased by division in spring or autumn.

Its leaves are sometimes used as a herb, either raw or cooked, with a rather strong taste reminiscent of anise. The roots and seeds also are edible. Additionally, it has a history of use as a medicinal herb.

Like its relatives anise, fennel, and caraway, it can also be used to flavour akvavit. Its essential oils are dominated by anethole.

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Aphrodisiac bath with Rosemary

50 g of dried savory, 50 g of rosemary, 50 g of sage, 50 g of lemon verbena, 2 L of water

Put in blanche dried savory, rosemary, sage and lemon verbena in 2 liters of water.
Let it rest for half an hour;strain and add to bath water. Soak yourself for 20 minutes.

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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...

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Aspirin

Ingredients:

- 3 tablespoons of Linden flowers
- 3 tablespoons of elder flowers
- 3 tablespoons of violet flowers
- 3 tablespoons of mint leaves

Prepare a bowl with water and place it on the stove to heat. Equip yourself with pestle and start chopping and mixing of the Linden flowers, sambuco, violet along with mint leaves. Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the boiling water into the bowl and let rest for 10 minutes. Strain the infused into a cup and softened with a teaspoon of honey before...

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