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aug
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26
sep
catnip

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...

07
nov
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20
jun
basil

Basil

Basil is an essential element in different cuisines.
Its leaves give a lively flavor to dishes and it's fine for sautéed dishes, salads or sauces.

Very widespread in European and Asian cuisine.
Basil was once used by farmers against colds, inhaling the aroma that was created by soaking the dried leaves in a bowl of boiling water.

31
dec
wild-boar-stew

Wild boar stew

Heat up the extra-virgin olive oil in a large stewing pot. Add the onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until the vegetables have become soft. Add the cubed wild boar and season with nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Mix the ingredients together and add the wine. Allow the wine to reduce. Add the tomato puree, beef broth, and salt. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 hours.  

ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons/60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk,...
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.

19
sep
celery-relieves-sore-throat

Celery relieves sore throat

Decoction of celery for the sore throat

50 g of celery leaves; 1 L water

Prepare the decoction pouring 40 gr of celery leaves in a liter of cold water.
Bring to a boil for 5/7 minutes. Then, filter the concoction with a fine mesh strainer.
Drink 2/3 cups per day (depending on the intensity of inflammation).

The decoction is used as footbath to relieve the chilblains.

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