Tricks to cultivate grasses

Tricks to cultivate grasses: seeding and transplant The annual aromatic (dill, anise, basil, chervil, coriander, cumin, savory) are generally reproduced by seed. The other species, shrubs or trees, can be also reproduced by a part  of the plant, technique which allows to obtain adult specimens in extremely short times (compared to sowing) and then makes the cultivation immediately productive. Sowing is usually done in the spring (March-April); a considerable acceleration in the seed germina...

Risotto with pumpkin

Today your Mediterranean Diet Team suggests yu the recip of risotto with pumpkin, an easy and healthy recipe typical of Veneto (a region in the North of Italy)  Recipe Type: Risotto Cuisine: Veneto Author: Meddiet Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 55 mins Ingredients for Risotto with pumpkin (4 servings) 2 handfuls of rice per person (400 gr) 1 medium onion 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 liter of broth grated Parmesan cheese 2 knobs of butter 300 ...

The South Tyrolean Chesnuts Hearts

In November there is a festival in Meran with stalls of handicrafts in the area and surroundings and products such as meats, cheeses, cakes of different backgrounds and the inevitable chestnuts. Her you can find the famous "South Tyrol Heart of Chesnut " that local people call "kastanienherz" The traditional Thanks festival in Meran The Merano Grape Festival (Meraner Traubenfest in German) at the end of the harvest season is the oldest harvest festival in South Tyrol/Südtirol. Held ...

Pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe

Today your advisors of  vegetarian Mediterranean diet present you the pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe. A common recipe in North Italy, where dry-textured pumpkins grow in winter time and low temperatures call for a hot soup in the evening.  A simple recipe suitable also for vegetarians and vegans. Preparation time of the pumpkin soup with bread sticks recipe : 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients (serves 4) 500 g dry-textured pumpkin 3 carrots 1 onion 1 celery ...

The secret of the perfect fried food

Groundnut oil and a hint of lemon: here is the secret of the perfect fried food Which is the secret of a perfect fried food in a healthy way and without sacrificing flavor? We asked an expert chef  of batters and arancine, the Sicilian Vincenzo Pizzurro, kitchen manager at the NH Hotel Palermo  of Sara Ficocelli. The kitchen combination is well known, but what's really surprising, when traveling in the beautiful Trinacria, it is that its delicacies made from oil and carbohydrates are not ...

Pasta with pumpkin and olives

Today your advisors of vegetarian diet present you: Pasta with pumpkin and olives  Let us learn to cook a typical plate of Lombardia and one of the easiest vegetarian pasta recipes: pasta with pumpkin and olives. Cuisine: Lombardia Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10/15 minutes depending on the chosen pasta Ingredients (serves 4): 320 g dried pasta 600 g dry-textured clean pumpkin 4 tsp black olives 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp salt Pepper Rosemary Instructions  for prep...

Rice and peas

The "rice and peas" is a typical recipe of the Venetian tradition. It is excellent in the spring because in this season we have the best peas, the main ingredient of this dish. The rice for this dish, however, is the nano vialone IGP, and not the classic Carnaroli, which has the characteristic to be very swell during cooking thus absorbing more seasoning. Define the rice and peas is not easy. Even today many people wonder if this dish belongs to the category of risotto or soups: neither one ...

Easy fish recipe for good taste

Today the team of Mediterranean Diet shows you how easy is to cook easy fish recipe for good taste and how many money we can save avoiding seafood restaurants. To make easy fish recipe for good taste you have to buy fresh fish at the fish market saving a lot compared to individual purchases: - 1kg of clams - 1.5 kg of mussels - 2 kg tuna - 2 basses of about 1 kg We have frozen 2/3 of tuna and 1 sea bass. We also buy: - garlic - onion - celery - rocket salad - Various vegeta...

Licorice

There's something for everyone this time, and we should say, even here, so on and so forth. In fact, we are talking about Licorice, a substance derived from a perennial plant, divided into many specie ... who does not pray much, before surrendering, and fall into sin; a sin of gluttony among the most sought. It has now many forms and it seems none of them let us down. Far from it. A licorice makes you want just by looking. Its flavor is very difficult, if not impossible, to be confused with ...

Summer healthy smoothies

Today your experts of the Mediterranean Diet present to you summer healthy smoothies suggestions. Use all the fruit you love,  mix it together and create amazing healthy drinks! It is summer Summer and to fight against heat of July and August listen to the Mediterranean Diet's suggestions. In its wisdom, nature donates us cold and refreshing fruits and vegetables in the summer months and energetic, caloric food in the wintertime. Let's have a look to the set of wonderful and colourful ...