26
sep
2015

catnip

Nepeta cataria is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in gardens. It is also grown for its attractant qualities to house cats and butterflies.

The plant is drought tolerant and deer resistant. It can be a repellant for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

Nepetalactone is a mosquito and fly repellent. Oil isolated from catnip by steam distillation is a repellent against insects, in particular mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites.

Catnip contains the feline attractant nepetalactone. Nepeta cataria (and some other species within the genus Nepeta) are known for their behavioral effects on the cat family, not only on domestic cats but also other species of cats. Several tests showed that leopards, cougars, servals, and lynxes often reacted strongly to catnip in a manner similar to domestic cats and while lions and tigers can react strongly as well, they do not react all the time.

With domestic cats, N. cataria is used as a recreational substance for pet cats' enjoyment, and catnip and catnip-laced products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to consumers. Not all cats are affected by catnip; roughly 33% are not affected by the plant. The behavior is hereditary.

15
may
strawberries-for-dry-skin

Strawberries for dry skin

Ingredients: 7 strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

Wash the strawberries and reduce them to a pulp with the aid of a mortar. Add the sugar and continue to stir and mash. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Continue to mix all the ingredients, once they are well mixed, let it sit for 15 minutes before applying.

Apply on the face with circular movements, avoiding the eye area. Once sprawled over the entire face, leave on for 15/20 minutes....

12
mar
il-tiramisu
18
jul
chives

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,...

19
may
echte-aloe

Echte Aloe

Die Echte Aloe (Aloe vera) ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Gattung der Aloen (Aloe) in der Unterfamilie der Affodillgewächse (Asphodeloideae). Das Artepitheton vera stammt aus dem Lateinischen und bedeutet ‚wahr

Aloe vera wächst stammlos oder mit kurzen Stämmen, ist sprossend und bildet dichte Gruppen. Der Stamm erreicht einen Umfang von bis zu 30 Zentimeter. Die etwa 16 lanzettlich-verjüngten Laubblätter sind dicht rosettig am Stamm angeordnet. Ihre 40 bis 50 Zentimeter lange und 6 bis...

05
oct
lemon-balm

Lemon balm

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood...

06
mar
valentinas-bred

Valentina's bred

This beauty is what Valentina takes us for breakfast every times he likes to dabble in the kitchen with organic cooking methods.

We propose the recipe; try and tell us what you think!

INGREDIENS:

- 4 tablespoons of sour dough
-1/3 cups lukewarm water
- 1 Kg of organic flour itegrale
- 500 g of flour manitoba
-1 Kg of organic semolina flour 
- 4 teaspoons of sunflower seeds
- 4 teaspoons of organic flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons of organic poppy seeds Sesame
- 4 teaspoons of organic pumpkin seeds
-1...