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.

20
may
raspberry-mouthwash

Raspberry mouthwash

Ingredients: 100 ml of water, raspberry leaves

Mince and chopped some raspberry leaves (according to the use you make of mouthwash) and pour 100 ml of boiling water over 3 teaspoons of chopped leaves.
Let stand, then strain. Use it for external use against skin diseases and inflammation of the mouth; for mouthwash and gargle several times a day.

20
apr
aspirin

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...

23
jul
berries

Berries

The berries are groups of individual seeds, can be used on ice cream or fresh cooked and made into jam.
Have depurative, diuretic, anti-rheumatic and refreshing proprieties; not only that, they also help fight cardiovascular disease, keeping it clean and elastic arteries, because they help to eliminate the "bad" cholesterol from the blood.
In case of intestinal problems, is shown taking more or other berries because they contain a good percentage of fibers.

25
apr
red-onions-pudding

Red Onions Pudding

Ingredients:

-
4/5 red onions
- 100 grams of butter
- 100 grams of Pienza's cheese
- 4 eggs
- 600 g sour cream

Steps:

Cut the red onions into julienne strips and cook them in the butter. Add salt and pepper as your liking. After cooking, whisk the artichokes with the mix and add pecorino cheese, 4 eggs and cream. Mix them well. Than let it cool. Butter the molds and fill them with the mixture. Bake in a bain marie (in a pan with water) for about 30 minutes at 170 degrees.
You can make it with...

10
jul
spirulina
10
feb
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.