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

26
nov
laurel

Laurel

the laurel, which is called "daphne" is Greek, after the nymph's name. Apollo was heart-broken at the loss of Daphne and to remember her for ever, he made the laurel the symbol of tribute to poets. The laurel became therefore the symbol of the god.

The aromatic leaf from the bay laurel tree, it is an essential component of the classic bouquet garni: parsley, thyme and a bay leaf. The bittersweet, spicy leaves impart their pungent flavour to a variety of dishes and ingredients, making bay a...

14
nov
crema-mani-fai-da-te
02
jan
lemon-beebrush

Lemon beebrush

Aloysia citrodora is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae, native to western South America. Common names include lemon verbena and lemon beebrush.

Lemon verbena leaves are used to add a lemon flavor to fish and poultry dishes, vegetable marinades, salad dressings, jams, puddings, Greek yogurt and beverages. It also is used to make herbal teas, or added to standard tea in place of actual lemon (as is common with Moroccan tea). It can also be used to make a sorbet.

22
may
laurel-vodka

Laurel vodka

10 g of laurel leaves, 1 dl lemon juice, 1 dl of vodka, 2 teaspoons of sugar

Prepare an infusion by placing leaves in the boiling water, letting it sit for 10 minutes. Strain and add the lemon juice and vodka while it is still hot, but not shaken.
Let rest for at least an hour, then serve by adding sugar.

You find a lyquor with the laurel also at our Restaurant: L'allorino

22
oct
la-firenze-de-i-medici
08
may
cellulite

Cellulite

Cellulite affects especially women and the most common spots where they form are the abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
It is caused by an alteration of the microcirculation caused by deposits of water, fat and impurities.
To decrease the need to maintain a good metabolism, maybe stimulating walks before meals and follow a balanced diet and avoid strict diets that cause excessive weight increases then.

You can also avoid sugary sweets and foods, animal fats and oil, and you can do a self massage...

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