05
nov
2015

bergamot

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin.

While the distinctive fruit of the bergamot (bergamotto of Italy, bergamote of France) is sometimes referred to as an orange, its resemblances to the oranges are so remote or lacking that it seems best to employ the European usage.  Both the origin of the name and its significance are obscure.  It appears to be a hybrid of the sour orange, however, for which reason it has commonly been regarded as a botanical variety of C. aurantium L.  Since the differences are numerous and marked and a wide degree of variation is exhibited, separate species standing seems to be justified.
      The tree is moderately vigorous, upright to spreading in habit, virtually thornless, and with new shoot growth not pink- or purple-tinted.  At full maturity it is medium-small to medium in size.  The leaves are large and somewhat like the lemon in color, form, and emargination, although the blades are sharper-pointed and the petioles are longer and more broadly winged.
      The flower buds and flowers are medium-large and pure white and there is but one bloom.  The lemon-yellow-colored fruits are small to medium-large, oblate, round obovate or broadly pyriform, frequently possess a small navel, and usually have a persistent style.  The rind is medium-thin with a smooth to moderately rough surface, commonly ridged, and adherent.  The segments are numerous and the core solid.  The flesh is moderately firm, pale greenish-yellow, and highly acid with a faint bitter aftertaste.  The highly monoembryonic seeds, comparatively few and sometimes none, often are not well developed.  The cotyledons are white or faintly green.
      A distinctive characteristic of both foliage and fruits is the strongly pungent and agreeably aromatic oil, which is similar to that of the sour orange leaf, though the rind oil of the latter is different.
      The bergamot has been known in the Mediterranean for several centuries, the distinctive and desirable characteristics of its oil having been recognized as early as 1750.

30
jun
yogurt-for-your-skin

Yogurt for your skin

Easy method that you can do at home to use the yogurt as a good restorative agent for your skin.

FIRMING MASK
yogurt, flour or honey
Mix vigorously a portion of yogurt to flour,
put it on your cleaned skin. Leave for 15 minutes,
than rinse with fresh water.

12
mar
il-tiramisu

Il Tiramisu

TIRAMISU

Ingredients for 6 people:

- 500gr. mascarpone
- 5 fresh eggs
- 5 teaspoons of sugar lady fingers
- savoiardi or pavesini
7 espresso cups of coffee
- cocoa powder

Separate the egg yolks from whites. Beat yolks with sugar until it gets light and fluffy. The volume should doubled when it is ready. Blend it with the mascarpone cheese. Stir it well, until you remove all the lumps (by hand or by the mixer) with back of spatula and mixing in well. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently...

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apr
natural-remedies-for-spring-allergies

Natural remedies for spring allergies

For combating and preventing the annoying symptoms of allergies, in addition to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet, you can resort to some natural remedies designed to contain the histamine release from our body.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine. Among the more foods rich in vitamin C are oranges, peppers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, strawberries, lemons, grapefruit, kiwi, tomatoes, lettuce and bananas.

Flavonoids, especially quercetin are natural antihistamines, which...

21
nov
scrub-viso-naturale
07
jan
recycling-corks

Recycling corks

A the bottle has been opened, what can be done with the used corks? We promote recycling corks. The small and simple gesture of recycling used cork stoppers provides an essential contribution to the vitality of the planet. Cork stoppers are environment friendly by nature - they are a 100% natural product and do not cause pollution if they end up in the rubbish bin. However, they are also fully recyclable and reusable, which means that they have a clearly positive impact from a sustainability...

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...

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