05
dec
2015

horseradish

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia) is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family (which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli, and cabbage)
The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia.
The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin (a glucosinolate) to produce allyl isothiocyanate (mustard oil), which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and eyes. Grated mash should be used immediately or preserved in vinegar for best flavor. Once exposed to air or heat it will begin to lose its pungency, darken in color, and become unpleasantly bitter tasting over time.

Cooks use the terms "horseradish" or "prepared horseradish" to refer to the grated root of the horseradish plant mixed with vinegar. Prepared horseradish is white to creamy-beige in color. It will keep for months refrigerated but eventually will darken, indicating it is losing flavour and should be replaced. The leaves of the plant, while edible, are not commonly eaten, and are referred to as "horseradish greens", which have a flavor similar to that of the roots

30
jan
cenci-di-carnevale
23
nov
hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis or hyssop is a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant

The perennial plant hyssop is native to the Mediterranean region and is considered a holy plant. During the time of the Romans, this herb was used against the plague, as a disinfectant and for treatment...

11
feb
how-to-make-soap

How to make Soap

Make scented soap is simple and also you can rediscover the pleasure of doing from you that these days does not hurt your wallet, health and the environment.

How to make SOAP at home, here are the necessary ingredients:

- olive oil
- lye
- distilled water or tap water

As utensils you will need:

- an electronic scale
- a stainless steel pot
- a meat thermometer that goes from -10 to + 110 degrees Celsius
- a wooden or stainless steel spoon for stirring
- a wooden spoon for mixing
- a...

01
jan
ribollita--tuscan-bread-soup-with-vegetables

Ribollita Tuscan bread soup with vegetables

Boil the white beans in water for 2 hours. Chop the parsley, cellery, onion, and long onion and cook in a deep pan with olive oil with the piece of prosciutto with the bone. Add the whole tomatoes and cook for another half hour adding water slowly so it doesn’t dry out. Cut the left over vegetables and add them in the pan stirring well. Add the white beans using the water to cook the beans until everyting is covered. Add the vegetable stalk. Let it boil for 2 hours. At the end of cooking...

12
jan
aromatic-faith

Aromatic faith

It belongs to the family of Amaranthaceae. The Faith is an Aromatic annual or perennial plant with erect stem 30-70 cm tall, with Lance-shaped leaves, fragrant flowers with yellow-green (bloom July-October), with the result that consists of a membranous otricello with seeds that ripen from August to October.

Often used in Mexican dishes, beans like cheese quesadilla; tastes very similar to the quinoa.
Properties: anthelmintic, antibacterial, digestive. It is indicated for the treatment of:...

07
jan
chervil

Chervil

Chervil ( Anthriscus cerefolium), sometimes called garden chervil to distinguish it from similar plants also called chervil, or French parsley, is a delicate annual herb related to parsley. It is commonly used to season mild-flavoured dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbes.

Chervil is used, particularly in France, to season poultry, seafood, young spring vegetables (such as carrots), soups, and sauces. More delicate than parsley, it has a faint taste of liquorice...

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