14
sep
2015

myrrhis

Also known as Myrhh, this is grown in the garden both as an herb and flowering perennial. Foliage is bright green and almost fernlike in appearance, with a strong flavor and smell of sweet licorice. Large umbels of tiny white flowers appear in early summer, followed by shiny black seeds. Prune back hard after flowering to rejuvenate the leaves. Excellent for specimen effect in the June border. Seeds may be used to propagate, but must be sown immediately when fresh, in late summer.

Myrrhis odorata is native to mountains of southern and central Europe, from the Pyrenees to the Caucasus. It has been introduced and naturalized elsewhere in cultivated areas, woodland margins, roadside verges, river banks and grassland.

In fertile soils it grows readily from seed, and may be increased by division in spring or autumn.

Its leaves are sometimes used as a herb, either raw or cooked, with a rather strong taste reminiscent of anise. The roots and seeds also are edible. Additionally, it has a history of use as a medicinal herb.

Like its relatives anise, fennel, and caraway, it can also be used to flavour akvavit. Its essential oils are dominated by anethole.

27
feb
schiacciata-alla-fiorentina-of-mulino-a-vento

Schiacciata alla Fiorentina of Mulino a Vento

Schiacciata Fiorentina

Ingredients ( for 6 people):

• 2 eggs
• 2 ½ tablespoon of sugar
• 2 whole orange peels
• 400 gr. flour
• 10 tablespoons of olive oil
• 1 cup of milk
• 2 bags of baking powder
• salt
• icing sugar
• chocolate powder

Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the sugar mixing energetically. Finely grate the orange peels and add to the eggs with a pinch of salt. Add the flour slowly, beating the eggs continuously and add the olive oil and the warmed milk. Add...

28
jan
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04
jul
purslane

Purslane

It's known as purslane - a plant that is a troublesome weed in many U.S. crops, especially vegetables. But recent research findings confirm that purslane is also a rich source of fatty acids, vitamin E, and other key nutrients - making it a prime candidate as a new vegetable crop. It is known for its persistence - it grows even in poor-quality soils with little water and resists disease...

In summary, purslane makes a nice addition to salads, soups and sautés. This is called versatility. Add...

15
aug
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05
sep
oregano:-analgesic

Oregano: analgesic

Oregano, known to all of us to make more good and yummy pizza, is a medicinal plant.
The extract of oregano, for outdoor use, this has the same effect as a pain medication, with zero side effects.

Ingredients:
fresh oregano leaves, 1 l of water

Take fresh oregano leaves and grind them slightly with the help of a mortar. Prepare a large cup with boiling water and soak the leaves pounded for a few minutes; Let it sit and cool down.
Apply an infusion using body wraps on the sore. This remedy is...

26
sep
thyme

Thyme

The thyme group of herbs is aromatic, versatile, and plentiful -- over fifty varieties are judged beneficial for culinary or garden uses.

When cooking with thyme be sure to add it early in the process so the oils and flavor have time to be released. This herb is great when used fresh, and goes well in many typical southern Italy pasta sauces which often feature peppers and eggplants. Thyme also is a great complement for many vegetables, including tomatoes and roasted potatoes. Many grilled and...