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A Carnival in our Town

A Carnival in our Town

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Traditional annual carnivals are held throughout Italy in February-March. Carnival processions accompanied by energetic music, dances, songs, scattering sweets and colored confetti, fashion shows. Everything ends up with gluttony. At each corner, they sell cotton candy, roasted peanuts, cookies, biscuits, and pancakes. The streets are full of people dressed in colorful costumes. Everyone has much fun. Many sew ... Read more »

Vitamin C Reduces the Risk of Stroke

Vitamin C Reduces the Risk of Stroke

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Foods rich in vitamin C reduce the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. It has been proved by Dr. Stéphane Vannier and a group of his colleagues from Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France. The study has revealed that vitamin C deficiency should be considered a risk factor for the development of this severe type of stroke, as well ... Read more »

What is Paleo Diet ?

What is Paleo Diet ?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Last year Paleo diet increased in popularity. This style of food is also called a caveman’s diet. This food was typical for the ancient people of the Paleolithic era. Scientists have found that people at that time were healthier than today. They did not have excess weight, diabetes, or hypertension. Paleo diet is a controversial topic that ... Read more »

Mushrooms against Viruses

Mushrooms against Viruses

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Mushrooms are one of the products that play an important role in maintaining the immune system. A group of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service conducted a study of cell culture, indicating that white button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body’s immune system by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins ... Read more »

Tomato Diet Saves from Obesity and Cancer

Tomato Diet Saves from Obesity and Cancer

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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As it is known, tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. A new research published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism confirms that 25 mg. lycopene per day can increase the level of adiponectin by nine percent. Adiponectin is a hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of fat and sugar in the ... Read more »

The Recipe for Strawberry Pancakes

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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The Recipe for Strawberry Pancakes

Try terrific dessert – thin pink and tender pancakes (or crepes) filled with fresh strawberries and balsamic vinegar poured on top. However, the main thing here is not to overdo. Balsamic vinegar need quite a bit, only to better set off the flavor and taste of strawberries. Ingredients for Strawberry Pancakes for pancakesBeet juice: 100 ml. Strawberry puree: 50 ... Continue reading...

Spicy Scarlett Pears Recipe

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

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Spicy Scarlett Pears Recipe

This magical dessert was named after the heroine of the Gone with the Wind novel, Scarlett O’Hara. Fragrant pink pears covered with a rich sauce are well associated with Scarlett’s passionate temper. Those who have read the novel will understand it as soon as they try the pears. Ingredients for Spicy Scarlett PearsNot large semi hard ... Continue reading...

Pistachio Cookies Mona Lisa Recipe

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

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Pistachio Cookies Mona Lisa Recipe

These pistachio cookies are beautiful and amazingly delicious. The cookies have a warm nutty flavor and delicate texture, similar to the attractive and mysterious smile of Mona Lisa. Cookies does not leave anyone indifferent Ingredients for Pistachio cookiesFlour: 220 gr. Butter at room temperature: 100 gr. Egg Zest of 1 lemon Sugar: 100 gr Pinch of salt Baking powder 1 tsp Ground pistachios: 110 gr. Whole ... Continue reading...

Strawberry and cucumber cocktail salad

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

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Strawberry and cucumber cocktail salad

Try this refreshing spring salad. It is prepared from seemingly incompatible products – cucumbers and strawberries. Nevertheless it has a harmonious and pleasant taste. Ingredients for Strawberry and cucumber saladCucumbers: 1-2 Strawberry: 100 gr. Any lettuce. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt to taste.Recipe for Strawberry and cucumber saladPeel the cucumbers and slice thinly. Remove the sepals from strawberries, slice thinly. Tear ... Continue reading...

The Recipe for Chestnut Pudding with Raisins

Mon, Apr 14, 2014

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The Recipe for Chestnut Pudding with Raisins

A rich nutty flavor of the chestnut pudding and its tender texture goes well with the rich taste of honey. This treat is easily cooked. Ingredients for Chestnut PuddingChestnut flour: 150 gr. Semola or semolina 4 tbsp Melted butter: 50 gr. Sour cream or yogurt 4-5 tbsp Eggs: 2 Sugar, salt, raisins: all to taste. Bread crumbs for sprinkle forms. Honey.Recipe for Chestnut PuddingMix ... Continue reading...

Troccoli Pasta with Squid in Tomato Sauce

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

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Troccoli Pasta with Squid in Tomato Sauce

Troccoli is long fresh pasta, like thick spaghetti. Its traditionally made in Puglia with a special guitar-like tool, chitarra. This recipe uses ginger, due to which the taste of the sauce turns brighter and emphasizes the sea flavor of the squid well. It is worth noting that Italian seas are inhabited with small and medium-sized squid. ... Continue reading...

The Beet Pancakes with Cottage Cheese

Sat, Apr 5, 2014

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The Beet Pancakes with Cottage Cheese

Beet pancakes are pleasing to the eye because of their bright pink color. Their texture is soft and silky. Moreover, the taste is just excellent; you will not taste beets at all. Therefore, they can be cooked with salty or sweet filling and always be delicious. Ingredients for Beet Pancakes for pancakesBoiled or baked beets: 200 gr. Eggs: 3 Sour cream ... Continue reading...

Home-baked ham

Fri, Apr 4, 2014

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Home-baked ham

For this dish, use a whole piece of meat, better a boneless loin. Baked ham is exceptionally tasty, tender, and juicy, unless of course you over-dry it. Pork is a great alternative to manufactured sausage, which usually contains unhealthy additives. Ingredients for Home-baked hamPork Loin: about 1 kg. or slightly more. Bay leaf: 2-3 Several cloves, various spicy and ... Continue reading...

Rice Timbale with Savoy Cabbage Recipe

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

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Rice Timbale with Savoy Cabbage Recipe

Timbale is a word of French origin. It refers to a gold or silver mold, narrowed below. Currently timbale is the name of a dish resembling casserole. It is layered and may have different ingredients. Ingrdients for Rice Timbale with SavoySavoy cabbage 1 small head. Brown rice: 150 gr. Beef or veal mince: 300 gr. Carrots: 1 Onion: 1 Tomatoes: 2-3 Tomato paste: ... Continue reading...

Turnip salad with green onions

Sun, Mar 30, 2014

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Turnip salad with green onions

Try this light salad, made from juicy white turnips and spring  green onions, for health and variety. Turnip is low -calorie product that helps losing weight. And yet has a high nutritional value. It contains much vitamin C, beta carotene, mineral salts, essential oils. A low sugar content makes it useful even for diabetics. Ingredients for Turnip saladTurnip ... Continue reading...

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