20
nov
2015

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 plant's sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is mildly toxic.

Sorrel is a perennial herb in the buckwheat family (which also includes rhubarb). High in vitamin C, it was a common ingredient in medieval times, when it was eaten to prevent scurvy (citrus fruits weren’t widely available). The word sorrel is of Germanic origin, from sur, meaning sour. Its characteristic sourness comes from the presence of oxalic acid (which is also found in spinach).

There are two varieties of sorrel, both of which are edible: garden sorrel, which has pointy, arrow-shaped leaves and a bracingly tart flavor, and French sorrel which is milder, with rounded leaves

Sorrel adds a pleasantly tart note when combined with other greens in salads. Use it in place of parsley or basil for pesto, fold it into omelets, or add it to quiche. Sorrel also makes a delicious side dish for grilled fish or roasted chicken: Briefly sauté it in butter until just wilted (sorrel shrinks like crazy when cooked, so you’ll need a lot) and then sprinkle it with lemon zest and fleur de sel. Take care not to overcook it so it doesn’t lose its leafy texture and herbal aroma. If sorrel’s tang seems too assertive on its own, combine it with more mildly flavored greens like spinach or chard.

11
may
mosquito-repellent

Mosquito repellent

Ingredients: 100 ml of Aloe vegetable oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of lavender

Soak for a few minutes to sterilize in a little bottle (the container of your oil) into the boiling water. Pour in sterilized once the 100 ml of vegetable oil. Using a dropper then add the essential oil of Citronella and Lavender (or what you like more). Applied on the body in the evening after shower: is a great after Sun and a mosquito repellent.

23
jul
berries

Berries

The berries are groups of individual seeds, can be used on ice cream or fresh cooked and made into jam.
Have depurative, diuretic, anti-rheumatic and refreshing proprieties; not only that, they also help fight cardiovascular disease, keeping it clean and elastic arteries, because they help to eliminate the "bad" cholesterol from the blood.
In case of intestinal problems, is shown taking more or other berries because they contain a good percentage of fibers.

23
aug
parsley

Parsley

Its leaves are rich in vitamins and becomes good more or less in every dish that requires a fresh taste!

The peasant wisdom advised her to rub a sprig of parsley on a puncture wound and stings to relieve pain.

This map is also useful to relieve menstrual pains that often put KO many women and against high blood pressure simply by drinking an infusion of parsley seeds in hot water.

An infusion is also useful in case of intestinal gas.

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...

03
sep
vitamins-e-and-d

Vitamins E and D

Vitamin E is found in wheat germ, vegetable oils, legumes and pescce.
Is used against neurological disorders, cardiovascular, against premenstrual syndrome.
Promotes skin health.

We recommend a good soup at least once a week.

Vitamin D is found in fortified milk and fish.
The primary biological function of vitamin D is to maintain normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood and promotes the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones and teeth growth.
Stimulates...

10
oct
highlighters-chestnut

Highlighters Chestnut

October is time for chestnuts, here are some natural remedies with peels or chestnut leaves chestnut dried

The boiling water chestnut is a hair highlighters. If you have brown hair will need to boil the skins in water chestnuts or chestnuts same for twenty minutes; however if you have blond hair put to boil the water chestnut leaves (preferably dried) for 20 minutes.
To obtain copper hues to dark hair, and golden hair clear, let cool the infusion and wet hair still soft after shampooing.