Three days ago I started a little experiment. After adding spring onion into my salad, I decided to save the white part with small roots and keep it in a small water-filled pot. Surprisingly, green parts have begun growing since then and if everything goes well, I’ll be eating spring onion in a few weeks.… Continue reading Experiment of the Day: Spring Onion
Spring brings a new wave of inspiration and I thought to reinvent a classic recipe. If you know how to cook pasta and cheese you’ll find this recipe really easy. Although you can’t cook you will find out that this recipe is so simple that even a child can do it. Ingredients: 400 g pasta… Continue reading Springtime Spaghetti with Mixed Sprouts
Carrots and Oranges work well together and they are very important in this period of the year, because they boost the immune system. When the seasons change (especially from cold to warm weather and vice versa), we are prone to colds and flu. Therefore, we should try to consume seasonal fruits and vegetables in order… Continue reading Energizing Orange Drink
Spring is here (or at least this is what the calendar says). It’s the perfect moment to start a detox plan in order to adapt yourself to the changing seasons and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our body accumulates toxins as we are exposed to emotional and physical stress, bad food habits and other similar factors.… Continue reading Refreshing Green Juice
Starting with March, it’s the perfect time to prepare for gardening. I’ve already bought plant seeds because they were on sale and I’m ready to greet Spring as it deserves. So here are my latest acquisitions: Parsley (Petroselium crispum) Thyme/Savory (Satureja hortensis) Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Anemone de Caen (Mixed) Lavender (Lavandula spica) Dill (Anethum graveolens)… Continue reading Spring Gardening: Preparation
I know that officially the beginning of spring, in the northern hemisphere, is marked by the Vernal Equinox, on March 20. Here, in Romania, we celebrate Spring earlier and the nature seems to agree with us.
In case you did not realize, the earlier photo was a Japanese Quince (Chaenomeles japonica) flower bud. I absolutely love this flower since I discovered it growing into someone’s yard.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
Because Spring has come we must enjoy the fruits of the Earth. I don’t know if you have used nettles in the kitchen before, but for me, this plant is clearly a harbinger of spring. It also has many health benefits, but I will discuss some of them tomorrow, in the 5 Benefits Of… column.… Continue reading Nettle Paste