17
sep
2015

lovage

It is in flower from July to August and seeds ripen from August to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects.
The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

Lovage is a warming and tonic herb for the digestive and respiratory system. It is used primarily in the treatment of indigestion, poor appetite, wind, colic and bronchitis. The roots, leaves and fruits are antispasmodic, aromatic, carmative, diuretic. They are used internally in the treatment of disordered stomachs, especially casis of colic and flatulence in childre, pianful menstruation and slow labour.

 

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...

06
mar
valentinas-bred

Valentina's bred

This beauty is what Valentina takes us for breakfast every times he likes to dabble in the kitchen with organic cooking methods.

We propose the recipe; try and tell us what you think!

INGREDIENS:

- 4 tablespoons of sour dough
-1/3 cups lukewarm water
- 1 Kg of organic flour itegrale
- 500 g of flour manitoba
-1 Kg of organic semolina flour 
- 4 teaspoons of sunflower seeds
- 4 teaspoons of organic flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons of organic poppy seeds Sesame
- 4 teaspoons of organic pumpkin seeds
-1...

07
jun
carrot:-sunscreen

Carrot: sunscreen

Some foods, such as carrots, are rich in carotenoids and can represent a major defensive systems to counter the rays. Not to mention that these foods have a protective effect against various chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration.

Antioxidant-rich beta carotene, the orange vegetables protect against sunburn and help you achieve a healthy complexion.
The carrots will not only help you get a healthy Tan while protecting the skin, but are...

11
may
edible-flowers:-sunflowers

Edible flowers: sunflowers

The finishing touch for a slap is traditionally a floral arrangement. But did you know that an amazing variety of flowers are not only ornamental but also have a great flavor?

Most of the flowers don't withstands high temperatures of cooking, so these or are incorporated at the last moment or used only as decoration.

The sunflower when mature, is covered with coarse hair and is inedible. The flower buds are very tender and edible. They can be steamed or even fries! Their flavor reminiscent of...

16
jul
il-cedro-del-libano,-lavacchio

Il Cedro del Libano, Lavacchio

CURIOSITY:

The Cedar of Lebanon is a species of cedar. Belongs to the family of coniferous trees. Thousands of years ago, extensive forests of this tree covered mountain slopes around the Middle East. Today in its area of origin in the chain of Mount Lebanon survive only a few hundred specimens. It is the tree represented in the flag of Lebanon.

In the Old Testament it is said that with the Lebanon cedar wood were built the columns of Solomon's temple; always, the precious Cedar of...

12
sep
borage

Borage

Borage (, Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has naturalized in many other locales.

Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed. The seed oil is desired as source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), for which borage is the highest known plant-based source.

Borage is used as either a fresh...

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