20
nov
2015

sorrel

Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb in the family Polygonaceae. Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock. It is a common plant in grassland habitats and is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable (pot herb)

Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The plant's sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is mildly toxic.

Sorrel is a perennial herb in the buckwheat family (which also includes rhubarb). High in vitamin C, it was a common ingredient in medieval times, when it was eaten to prevent scurvy (citrus fruits weren’t widely available). The word sorrel is of Germanic origin, from sur, meaning sour. Its characteristic sourness comes from the presence of oxalic acid (which is also found in spinach).

There are two varieties of sorrel, both of which are edible: garden sorrel, which has pointy, arrow-shaped leaves and a bracingly tart flavor, and French sorrel which is milder, with rounded leaves.

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la-schiacciata-alla-fiorentina-del-mulino
02
may
spicy-oil

Spicy oil

50 g of chillies, 1 l of extra virgin olive oil

Put chillies to dry under the sun  for about a week (but not let it become too dry,with no more red color). Once dried, cut into small pieces and dip them in 1 L of extra virgin oil inside a bottle or a glass jug with airtight seal. Oil and chilli should soak inside the vessel chosen for 1 month and a half. For those who prefer a more aromatic oil, as well as spicy, add in a Rosemary sprig or bay leaf. After maceration, use your oil for pastaand...

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mar
il-tiramisu
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nov
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02
jul
vitamin-a

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is found in the liver, spinach, broccol, carrots, Zucchini, oranges, tomatoes and apricots and has many positive effects: anticanerogena, antiosidante, prevents skin aging, promotes the growth of nails, teeth and hair and improves eyesight.

The overcooking of foods destroy the vitamin A content of the same.

Vitamin A brings considerable benefits to men, as it increases sperm production, but also in women because it counteracts the negative effects of premenstrual syndrome. During...

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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...

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