05
oct
2015

lemon-balm

Lemon Balm was dedicated to the goddess Diana, and used medicinally by the Greeks some 2,000 years ago. In the Middles Ages lemon balm was used to soothe tension, to dress wounds, and as a cure for toothache, skin eruptions, mad dog bites, crooked necks, and sickness during pregnancy. It was even said to prevent baldness. As a medicinal plant, lemon balm has traditionally been employed against bronchial inflammation, earache, fever, flatulence, headaches, high blood pressure, influenza, mood disorders, palpitations, toothache and vomiting. A tea made from Lemon balm leaves is said to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve PMS.

Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Recently it produced an unexpected result in a research study: it greatly increased the ability to concentrate and perform word and picture tasks.

In a study of lemon balm at Northumbria University in England students were tested for weeks while using either Lemon balm or a placebo. The students did significantly better on the tests after taking Lemon balm and continued to post improved scores for up to six hours after taking the herb. The students taking Lemon balm were noted to be calmer and less stressed during the tests.

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...

20
nov
sorrel

Sorrel

Common sorrel or garden sorrel (Rumex acetosa), often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb in the family Polygonaceae. Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock. It is a common plant in grassland habitats and is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable (pot herb)

Common sorrel has been cultivated for centuries. The leaves may be puréed in soups and sauces or added to salads; they have a flavour that is similar to kiwifruit or sour wild strawberries. The...

19
apr
water-kefir

Water Kefir

Water kefir is a probiotic drink slightly alcoholic and fizzy, obtained from the fermentation of grains of kefir. There are two types of kefir: kefir milk and water kefir.

The water kefir is a great probiotic drink suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Also, it does not contain gluten and is also suitable for consumption by celiac. By virtue of its water kefir ferments works by rebalancing the intestinal flora, stimulates the intestinal immune system with beneficial effects on the immune system...

06
apr
aromatic-herbs

Aromatic herbs

Each of us can grow herbs at home rather than buying them at the grocery store.

For seedlings, herbs or seeds if you want to see growth, can be purchased in any nursery and there is often a choice of many varieties.
Should be seeded and kept in the Sun because they can germinate in the most natural way, but also requires a fairly humid environment to ensure that the first seedlings begin to sprout.
For some species of plants can also remove cuttings from existing plants (but not flowers) and...

27
aug
k-and-c-vitamins

K and C Vitamins

The "green food" is good and good kids!

Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, cauliflower and green tea.
It promotes and stanching bone metabolism and kidney functions.

Dont ever miss at every meal a fruit or a green vegetable.

Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, broccoli and potatoes.
Is antioxidant, stimulates the immune system, mantine bone health and promotes the functioning of the sexual organs.

We recommend at least a citrus juice per day; is...

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,...

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