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4 Low-Cost Foods for Everyday Italian Cooking Popular in Food & Drink I have to admit I have a few pet peeves when it comes to cooking Italian food at home. My biggest issue is with the claim that good Italian food costs too much and is time consuming to prepare. I say "Nonsense!" and counter with a story near and dear to my heart: namely, my Italian parents' food odysey upon arriving in the United States in the 1970s. Eventually, however, enough Italians immigrated to our region of the United States, and prices for Italian specialty foods came down. The solution to cooking great Italian at home isn't complex; it's centered on knowing which ingredients to buy, which dishes to prepare, and how to most effectively spend time in the kitchen. Pasta I'm sure you expected this; it's at the heart of Italian cooking. Beans for Soup Our Italian family consumes soup two times per week at least, and we refer to soup as our secret "diet food;" that is to say, it's incredibly tasty, satisfying, and low calorie. Bread

Green Lemonade The healthiest drink in the world? Lemonade stands will never be the same. I don’t think I ever sold lemonade as a kid. Sorry to say, I missed out on selling lemonade. With its vibrant green hue, this crazy-healthy recipe comes close: The best part about blender recipes is that, unlike with baked goods, you can keep adding ingredients if you’re not happy with the initial result. Green Lemonade (no added sugar) Recipe inspired by this drink. 1 to 2 very large apples (200-400g)1 to 2 cups kale (or another green, or omit) (40g)1 to 2 stalks celery, broken into a few pieces, and bottoms cut off (80g)1/3 cup lemon juice3/4 cup wateroptional: a small piece of fresh ginger (or more, for a spicier juice) Core the apples (no need to take off the skin), and combine all ingredients in a super-high-powered blender like a Vita-Mix. View Nutrition Facts Did you ever sell lemonade as a kid? Sadly I don’t see very many kids selling lemonade anymore. Link of the Day: ……Chocolate Grasshopper Pie

傷を癒し健康をサポートする「ヤロウ」 [アロマテラピー ヤロウ わたしが現在使っている「ヤロウ」は3mlで約6,000円(税込)です ヤロウ(Achillea millefolium) キク科の草本 花からアロマオイル(精油)を採る ヤロウは別名ミルフォイル、和名は「セイヨウノコギリソウ」といいいます。 アロマテラピーで使う精油は、ほのかに甘くてややスパイシーな香り。 ヤロウのアロマ効果と活用 ヤロウは歴史の古い植物。 ヤロウの精油は驚くほど濃いブルー色をしています。 ■スキンケア効果を活用する 炎症や傷に良いため、アロマバスや化粧水の材料に使えます。 ■血のめぐりを良くして冷え性対策 冬はもちろん、夏のエアコンで局部的に冷えた場合はヤロウでフットバスはいかが? ■生理のトラブルに ホルモンのアンバランスを正常にする効果が期待できます。 ガイドからひとこと提案 ヤロウの精油は色が濃いため、ハンカチなどにつけるとシミになりますので、ご注意ください。 (参考文献) 『アロマテラピーのための84の精油』ワンダー・セラー著 高山林太郎訳(フレグランスジャーナル社)

chaos in the kitchen 5 Best baking blogs I don't know about you, but I would choose baking a cake over cooking dinner any day. To help me come up with fresh ideas, I refer to these five baking blogs — all updated almost daily — for inspiration, and I hope you will, too! As a baker, it can be difficult coming up with new and unique ideas when the mood for something sweet strikes. As good as Funfetti cake from a box is, even that gets old. We love the catchy name of her blog — Bakerella — and all the delicious treats and recipes she shares. Heather — author of SprinkleBakes — comes from a background of fine arts and painting, and you can tell she lets her creativity shine throughout all of her recipes. A personal favorite, Lovin' From the Oven, is a blog not just of baked goods, but of easy delicious meals, too! Joy the Baker has been blogging for more than five years now, so her recipe index is full — and we love it! Michelle of Brown Eyed Baker says it's perfectly acceptable to eat dessert first, and we couldn't agree more!

Anna Tasca Lanza Italian and Sicilian Cooking Courses 5 Day Course | 3 Day Course | Overnight Stay | Lesson & Lunch Regaleali-Tasca d’Almerita is one of the most important wine-producing estates in Sicily. Most of the food that appears on its tables is produced on the farm: poultry, lamb, sheep’s milk cheese, wheat, olive oil, vegetables and fruit. Courses are held in the fall – late September, October an early November – and in the spring – March, April and May. Regaleali is located in the “Heart of Sicily”, about one-and-a-half hours’ drive from Palermo. Traditional The course is designed for visitors to Sicily who would like to enjoy a very relaxed week cooking and tasting new recipes and foods and, above all, drinking good wines in the company of Anna and her family. Starts on Monday afternoon and finishes Saturday after breakfast. Food & Culture The course is designed for those who want a full immersion in Sicilian cuisine, not only through lessons but also through visits to the island culinary festivities.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread and Mini Loaves I love banana bread, but more importantly, I love good banana bread. I like it to be dense and moist. I’m not too picky on the nuts vs. no nuts debate. I like them both.Ole considers himself a banana bread “purist.” One of my favorite things about quick breads is the ability to just dump ingredients into a mixer and turn it on. Banana Chocolate Chip Bread and Mini Loaves adapted from Pillsbury: The Complete Book of Baking Ingredients3/4 cup sugar 1 stick / 1/2 cup softened butter 2 medium-sized ripe (or overripe) bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 2 large eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350ºF. Wormwoods Home Page Botanical: N.O. Compositae The Wormwoods are members of the great family of Compositae and belong to the genus Artemisia, a group consisting of 180 species, of which we have four growing wild in England, the Common Wormwood, Mugwort, Sea Wormwood and Field Wormwood. The whole family is remarkable for the extreme bitterness of all parts of the plant: 'as bitter as Wormwood' is a very Ancient proverb. In some of the Western states of North America there are large tracts almost entirely destitute of other vegetation than certain kinds of Artemisia, which cover vast plains. The genus is named Artemisia from Artemis, the Greek name for Diana. 'Of these worts that we name Artemisia, it is said that Diana did find them and delivered their powers and leechdom to Chiron the Centaur, who first from these Worts set forth a leechdom, and he named these worts from the name of Diana, Artemis, that is Artemisias.' [Top] Botanical: Artemisia absinthium (LINN.) "St. Dr. Dr. Dr.

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Caramallow Cupcakes + a Delicious-in-Focus Contest Your fingers are destined to be sticky. You need to come to terms with the fact that there will be frosting on your nose. There’s an 87.5% chance you will have moist, chocolatey crumbs on your cheeks. And probably down your shirt. A dribble of caramel on your chin? But, hoo boy, will it be worth it. Dark chocolate cake. In short, I captured happiness and embodied it in a cupcake. I call them “caramallow” cupcakes. The magic starts with scrumptious cocoa-buttermilk cupcakes – the ones your ears are tired of hearing me wax poetic about. They’re so easy – no creaming butter and sugar, just dry ingredients beaten together with wet ingredients. The batter is very runny – I find the easiest method to portion it out is to transfer it from the mixing bowl into a large measuring cup with a spout. Don’t fill them more than 2/3 or they will overflow in the oven. While the cupcakes are cooling, you make a caramel. In go some cream and butter, et voila! It’s like eating a cloud. The best part? 1. Prep time: