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The anti-mosquito seedlings useful to remove insects – Italian Cuisine


To keep away the very unpleasant mosquitoes, leave the chemistry alone and fill the terraces and balconies with naturally repellent plants

In good weather, keeping the windows open in the evening to enjoy a gust of fresh air can cost us sleep: the "terrible" mosquitoes they are always ready to sneak between our sheets. Keeping them away however is possible, too without using chemicals that always hide some contraindications or give off annoying fragrances. Between plants to keep on the balcony there are some that naturally develop a perfume capable of removing these insects. Let's find out which ones to choose, put them in front of your windows and enjoy the cool!

Basil

Would you ever have said that? The delicate and fragrant basil, in addition to serving to prepare a delicious seasoning for pasta, also has the effect of removing mosquitoes. Place a large pot full of this aromatic plant near the windows and you will be safe!

Floss

It has flowers that look like pom poms, soft and ethereal, of various colors including white, lilac and light blue. It blooms from the first days of June until the end of summer and prefers exposure to full sun. It can be attacked by aphids, which are eliminated by washing the plant or treating it with a specific insecticide.

The ageratum
The ageratum

Geranium

They are the most used to ward off mosquitoes: they emit an almost imperceptible scent that greatly disturbs insects. All types of geraniums are fine, place them along the balcony and avoid the saucers, in order not to create a stagnation of water that would be ideal for the proliferation of mosquitoes.

Rosemary

It is one of the most used aromatic plants in the kitchen and in addition to flavoring potatoes and grilled meat, rosemary is perfect for keeping away annoying insects. It has few claims, is comfortable in full sun and withstands high temperatures. And then it blooms in early spring with wonderful blue flowers.

Lavender

With its perfume, it is one of the anti-mosquito seedlings par excellence. Lavender blooms in June and its flowers, rich in essential oils, are perfect for keeping insects like mosquitoes away. You can distribute several plants on the balcony near the windows and to obtain a more effective result, spread the lavender essential oil throughout the house using a diffuser: you will perfume the house creating an unwelcome environment for mosquitoes.

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Citronella

The natural ingredient used in the preparation of many repellents is obtained from this plant. Its characteristic perfume helps to mask those of our body, attractive to mosquitoes. Lemongrass essential oils are also found in candles or incense, but the seedling is still the most effective solution.

Monarda

Simple to grow, the monarda, also known as incense plant, has characteristics similar to lemongrass. Its leaves, with an elongated shape, release a scent similar to incense in the air, very unwelcome to mosquitoes. Its leaves, if dried, can also be used for the preparation of herbal teas.

Calendula

Among the anti-mosquito plants there are also marigolds: their flowers emit an annoying scent for insects and for many pests that attack tomato seedlings.

Marigold
Marigold

Garlic Rice

Garlic Rice

by Pam on May 8, 2013

I wanted to serve rice with the Indonesian Pork Tenderloin[1] and Indonesian Cucumber Salad[2] that I served for dinner but I didn’t want it to be plain rice. I found a recipe on Life’s Ambrosia[3] that sounded perfect. We all love garlic in my house so this rice would go over well with all of us and I thought it would pair nicely with the rest of the meal. It was super simple to make and tasted fantastic – I honestly don’t think I will be making plain rice again.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy.

 



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Garlic Rice




Total Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and let cook 20 minutes.

Remove the rice from the burner without removing the lid and let it sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Life’s Ambrosia

References

  1. ^ Indonesian Pork Tenderloin (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Indonesian Cucumber Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Life’s Ambrosia (www.lifesambrosia.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Brigadeiros

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A favourite Brazilian chocolaty sweet that is chewy like a bonbon. Easy to make and scrumptious to eat, serve them in little cake cases for easy pick up. These classic Brigadeiros would make the perfect food gift for friends and family. If preferred coat in multi-coloured sugar strands instead – ideal for kids parties. These simple treats only take 40 mins to make and just delicious.

  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time: 25 mins

    plus cooling time

  • Cooking time: 15 mins

  • Total time: 40 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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Add finely grated orange rind for a zest twist, and try rolling the mixture in different coloured cake decorations for a colourful display.

Ingredients

  • 397g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate strands for decoration

Method

  1. Pour the condensed milk into a heavy based saucepan. Sift the cocoa powder on top and mix in along with the salt.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, over a low heat, keeping the mixture barely simmering to prevent burning and sticking and cook for 10-15 mins, until mixture becomes very thick and shiny and starts to pull away from the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and the vanilla. Scrape into a heatproof bowl and leave to cool then chill for about 30 mins.
  4. Divide the mixture into approx.20 pieces and each piece into a ball – if the mixture is too sticky to handle, brush your hands light with a little vegetable oil.
  5. Put the chocolate strands on a small plate and roll each sweetie in the strands to coat all over then place in a small cake case and chill until ready to serve.

By Kathryn Hawkins

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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