June 2015

How to remove snails from your garden using natural methods

Those who are passionate about gardening know just how potentially dangerous snails and slugs are for the health of their plants. This is particularly true during the spring, when fresh delicate sprouts begin to grow and attract many types of pests. If you are searching for ways to protect your plants from snails without using […] Read More

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The 10 best foods to eat for breakfast

In no particular order, here are our 10 best foods to eat for breakfast: 1. Oatmeal. Oats are one of the best foods to eat for breakfast because they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and fiber. For those specifically seeking a fiber boost in the morning, steel-cut oats are the best variety. When […] Read More

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Is Greek yogurt or regular yogurt better for you?

Yogurt has always been a healthy choice for breakfast and snacks. In today’s consumer world, the different types of yogurt seem limitless. In any supermarket, you can find a variety of colors, flavors, and brands. In recent years, Greek yogurt has become increasingly popular. Its thick, creamy texture and more tart flavor are appealing and […] Read More

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Beneficial properties of fava beans

Fava beans (vicia faba), also known as broad beans, have been consumed since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans. Inexpensive and easy to find, they grow in pods and can be eaten both cooked and raw. Originating in North Africa and South Asia, they are now cultivated and enjoyed all over the world. From a […] Read More

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Recipe for a rose petal risotto with white wine

If the thought of adding edible flowers to your cooking has always intrigued you, a rose petal risotto with white wine is a simple way to satisfy and impress all palates! Ingredients: 360 grams of Italian Superfine Carnaroli Rice 2,5 l vegetable stock 1/2 glass dry white wine 2 tablespoons of oil 80 grams of butter […] Read More

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Cream of asparagus soup recipe

Cream of asparagus soup recipe

Today we're going to take a look at a more unusual preparation of asparagus soup. For 4 servings you will need: 450 grams of fresh green (clean) asparagus 2 small leeks 200 grams of fresh cooking cream (or soy cream) 1 large potato 110 grams of butter (or same amount of olive oil) 900ml of […] Read More

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A children’s book that can be planted into a tree

Imagine a thoughtful hands-on method of teaching children about the origins of books and importance of trees. An Argentinian book publisher has come up with a creative way to do just that. Pequeño Editor has made a special version of their children’s book, "Mi papá estuvo en la selva" (My dad was in the jungle) that can […] Read More

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Switzerland Pavilion tackles theme of limited food resources

At this year’s World Expo in Milan, there are numerous countries that stand out for representing the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for life” in unique ways. The Switzerland Pavilion illustrates its point with a hands-on experience. Tackling the problem of scarcity of the world’s food resources, the pavilion houses four types of food products - […] Read More

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History and health benefits of radicchio

Radicchio, sometimes called Italian chicory, is a leafy perennial vegetable that is widely used in Italian cuisine. Cultivation of the vegetable began in the 15th Century in Italy's Veneto region. According to AcademiaBarilla.com: It was cultivated early on, originally by planting wild seed in the fields and vegetable garden. The radicchio that you find today is the […] Read More

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Summer date shake recipe

A favorite treat in warmer climates, dates are packed with nutrients and vitamins. Their rich flavor and sweetness make them the perfect healthy snack. A great source of antioxidants, fiber, iron, calcium, and potassium, add dates to your summer diet to stay healthy and energized! With summer weather fast approaching, here is a sweet date […] Read More

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