18
jul
2016

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, grassy flavour similar to baby spring onions or young leeks. 

The medicinal properties of chives are similar to those of garlic, but weaker; the faint effects in comparison with garlic are probably the main reason for their limited use as a medicinal herb. Containing numerous organosulfur compounds such as allyl sulfides and alkyl sulfoxides, chives are reported to have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system. They also have mild stimulant, diuretic, and antiseptic properties.As chives are usually served in small amounts and never as the main dish, negative effects are rarely encountered, although digestive problems may occur following overconsumption.
Chives are also rich in vitamins A and C,contain trace amounts of sulfur, and are rich in calcium and iron

Chives are cultivated both for their culinary uses and their ornamental value; the violet flowers are often used in ornamental dry bouquets

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...

23
oct
pimpinella

Pimpinella

The Pimpinella plant genus consists hardy annual herbs that reach from 45 to 90 cm in height.

Some common names for Pimpinella include Aniseed and Anise.

Aniseed blooms in the summer with umbels of tiny white flowers and plants are converted for their seeds; these should be harvested once they begin to turn gray and loosen easily from their coats.

An essential oil is obtained from the seed, used in perfumery, tooth pastes, medicinally and as a food flavouring.
The powdered seed can be used...

09
may
yarrows-oil

Yarrow's oil

Yarrow, also known as Martin Grass, Wildflower, Dogwood, is a great soothing and is also useful for excessive sweating.

400 g of Yarrow flowers, 1 L of almond oil

Put  to soak for 30 days 400 g of fresh flowers of Yarrow in almond oil. After maceration time, apply the oil obtained out of irritation, redness and rash.

29
apr
ivy-salad

Ivy salad

Thoroughly wash the fennel, cicerbite and chives and cut them into a salad bowl.
Mix everything together and add olive oil, lemon, salt and a pinch of pepper.
Give your salad a unique aroma adding Ivy flowers and some mint leaves for garnish.

Ingredients:

- fennel
- chives
- mint leaves
- flowers of Ivy
- cicerbite
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- lemon

28
jun
are-you-nervous?-use-the-mint

Are you nervous? Use the mint!

PEPPERMINT TEA

1 tablespoon of dried Peppermint, 2.5 dl of water

Let stand for 5 minutes in boiling water the dried Peppermint, then filtered. Consume 2 cups per day, morning and evening.
Great for those nervous.

And to fully relax, visit us at agriturismo!

25
apr
red-onions-pudding

Red Onions Pudding

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 many other different vegetables like zucchini, with leeks, asparagus (the vegetables we have in this period)

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