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Powdery mildew of the sage

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  Powdery mildew or white sickness is a cryptogamic disease, that is of fungal origin, which can affect sage plants and occurs on the leaves. This is the most frequent pathology among those that can affect this aromatic herb and occurs in particular with mild temperatures and high humidity. It is a very simple disease to identify: because the white patches that are seen on the leaves of the sage are very characteristic. A reader of Orto Da Coltivare, Barbara, asks me exactly what her plant can have, describing the symptoms of powdery mildew. I answer publicly because I think it may be useful for many to know how to defend themselves from this problem with natural methods and above all how to prevent it. Recognizing powdery mildew on sage Those who cultivate the vegetable garden will already know powdery mildew because it is a frequent pathology also on other cultivated plants, in particular on pumpkin and courgette. Powdery mildew is also called white sickness precisely because it work

Puff Pastry Peach Pie

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The Puff Pastry Peach Pie is an easy and quick dessert to make, ideal for a snack or breakfast during the summer. It is really prepared with a few simple ingredients; all you need is a few peaches, ready-made puff pastry rolls, a little jam and you will bring to the table a delicious and genuine dessert that everyone, adults and children will love! There are no particular procedures to prepare this cake, but, for a delicious result, I recommend you to choose the sweetest peaches carefully. This is the classic dessert to be prepared at the last minute, perhaps when receiving unexpected guests; the puff pastry peach pie can also be transformed into a refined dessert of a summer dinner, cut into slices and served together with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Try this cake … in just 5 minutes you will make a dessert as good as those you buy in a pastry shop! Preparation time: 10 min Cooking time: 40 min Ready in: 50 min PER SERVINGS-8 INGREDIENTS FOR PUFF PASTRY PEACH PIE 2 rolls of puff pas

PEACHES STRUDEL

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Summer Strudel of Peaches Quick and Easy recipe. A dessert based on puff pastry filled with fruit, simple, beautiful and delicious. We use a puff pastry ready to make the strudel in a few minutes and we are ready to bake. INGREDIENTS FOR PEACHES STRUDEL 100g of Raisins 2 Ripe and sweet peaches 20g pine nuts 2 spoons of sugar the juice of half a lemon a knob of butter 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs a spoonful of jam to taste a roll of ready-made rectangular puff pastry icing sugar for garnish How to make summer peaches strudel First let’s soak the raisins in cold water. In a bowl, cut two peaches into small pieces, add the pine nuts, squeeze and add the raisins, add the juice of half a lemon, sugar and cinnamon powder, mix everything and set aside. In a pan, heat a piece of butter and let the breadcrumbs toast, stirring constantly. We prepare a ready rectangular puff pastry and in the center we put a little jam, just a spoon to spread, add the toasted breadcrumbs, then we arrange the fill

CHEESECAKE WITH CHERRIES

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Today I offer you a fresh and delicious Cherry Cheesecake that is prepared in a few simple steps and that everyone will really like! The freshness and goodness of this cheesecake make it the ideal dessert to be consumed on hot summer days. To make this cake you don’t need to use the oven. The recipe that I propose is really very simple and includes very few ingredients. The cheesecake is in fact made with good creamy fresh cheese – gluten and preservatives – combined with fresh cream, sugar and vanilla laid on a tasty biscuit base. But to make the cheesecake made with spreadable cheese even more delicious and cheerful, I decided to accompany it with a genuine sauce based on seasonal fruit. I have chosen the cherries but obviously ample room for your imagination and use all the fruit that the summer offers us. Strawberries, melon, peaches, apricots, kiwis are just some of the possible variations with which to enrich your cheesecake thus creating a different dessert every time. But I sug

SYRUP PEACHES HOMEMADE BY SPECIAL FOOD

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Syrup peaches Recipe and procedure for making homemade peaches in syrup to taste them delicious and crunchy throughout the year. The ingredients are only fresh peaches, water and sugar. For the recipe and the execution I turned to Diana, my mother-in-law, who makes peaches in syrup every year and they are very good, in fact even after months in the jar they remain fresh and fragrant as they were just made. Ingredients: 800g of sugar 2 litres of water 4kg approximately of peaches preferably yellow or perched type 1. How to make syrup peaches-Step 1 In a saucepan, prepare the syrup with sugar and water, turn on the heat and stir constantly to dissolve the sugar. The syrup is ready when the water becomes transparent. We turn off the heat and let it cool. In the meantime, prepare the peaches, wash them well, peel them and remove any imperfections, keep them whole. We prepare the jars. We cut the peaches into three large pieces eliminating the core, we try to keep a whole half in order to

Buffet Mini Pizza

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Red buffet mini pizza, very easy and ready in 10 minutes, buffet mini pizza is the fundamental dish of all parties, buffets and aperitifs. Making them at home is very simple and in order not to waste time we can use the rectangular sheet and make them square, they are even faster because we will not need the round shape and the puff pastry will not advance. Everybody always likes buffet mini pizza, adults and children, in all parties, they are always the first to finish so when we make them we abound with quantities! INGREDIENTS a rectangular puff pastry roll salt enough oregano just enough tomato sauce just enough olive oil as required Preparation Buffet Mini Pizza Making buffet pizza is really easy: we take a rectangular puff pastry roll and with a pizza wheel we cut the puff pastry into many squares. We can decide to make them more or less large. Then we season the tomato sauce with oil, salt and oregano. We prick the centre of each square with the prongs of a fork, in this way they

Pineapple Tart

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Pineapple Cold Tart, a colourful summer dessert perfect for many occasions: as a meal, an evening with friends, a summer birthday party or a family snack. This dessert is prepared in no time, is uncooked and flavoured with vanilla thanks to the berry vanilla extract. Pineapple in syrup and Candied Cherries will make this cake colourful and beautiful to bring to the table. It is a very fresh dessert with a base of crumbled biscuits and a filling of cream and mascarpone! Let’s see together how to achieve it! INGREDIENTS FOR THE BASE 200 g of biscuits 125 g of melted butter FOR THE FILLING AND DECORATION: 200 ml of sweetened cream 100 g of mascarpone 2 teaspoons of Berry Vanilla Extract 4 slices of pineapple in syrup Candied Cherries Preparation of Pineapple Tart First, we make the base of our tart: we mince the biscuits with a mixer. We transfer the biscuits to a bowl and add the melted butter, mix well. We coat the base of a rectangular tart mould with a removable oven. With a spoon, w

TARTAR SAUCE

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Tartar sauce is made in just a few steps and is ideal for dressing roasted chicken, fried fish or to enrich a simple salad. It is prepared in 5 minutes and with few ingredients; hard-boiled eggs, a little mayonnaise and pickled gherkins are enough to obtain a tasty sauce that goes well with many different preparations. Taste the tartar sauce together with shrimp or fried squid, or use it to enrich a simple cut of chicken or beef … the tartar sauce has the advantage of being extremely versatile and making many different dishes delicious! Preparation time: 5 min Ready in: 5 min INGREDIENTS 2 boiled eggs 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise 50 g pickled gherkins juice of half a lemon Pepper as needed. Preparation of Tartar sauce Chop the hard-boiled eggs and gherkins very finely and put them in a large bowl. Now add the mayonnaise, squeeze the lemon juice, then pepper to taste. Then mix all the ingredients until evenly distributed, obtaining a slightly grainy sauce. Those who want to add a note of

CARAMELIZED ONIONS

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Caramelized Onions are an easy and tasty recipe, perfect to accompany aged cheeses or good sausage. The ingredients needed are few and simple. Onions, good white wine and a little brown sugar are enough and in a few gestures, we will prepare a delight that no one will be able to resist! The caramelized onions, thanks to the cooking in the wine and the addition of the sugar, have a light bittersweet taste really delicious! They are perfect to accompany a cutting board of aged cheeses but also to embellish grilled meat. However, I reveal my favourite way to taste them; I roast the sausage and use it as a sandwich filling with a generous spoonful of caramelized onions … delicious! Cooking time: 30 min Ready in: 30 min INGREDIENTS 2 large onions 2 glasses of white wine 1 glass of water 4 tablespoons of brown sugar Salt and Pepper To Taste. Olive oil to taste Preparation of Caramelized Onions Peel the onions, wash them and slice them into not too thin wedges. All types of onions are fine fo

Coffee Roll Cake

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coffee roll cake. Quick and easy recipe. The coffee roll cake is a simple dessert to prepare, perfect for many occasions, it is also an excellent idea as a birthday cake for coffee lovers! We can cut it into slices and serve it cold for a homemade buffet or for a party with friends. It is a delicious dessert, easy and quick to bring to the table and a few simple ingredients are required to make it. A soft base of coffee-flavoured biscuit dough with a filling of cream, coffee and chocolate flakes that will conquer everyone at the first taste. Now let’s see together how to prepare the homemade coffee roll cake! Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 15 min Ready in: 30 mins PER SERVINGS-12 INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIE PASTA 4 eggs 4 tablespoons of boiling water 80 gr of sugar 70 gr of sunflower oil 70 g of flour 1 tablespoon of instant coffee FOR THE STUFFING 500 ml of already sweetened cream 2 tablespoons of instant coffee Dark chocolate chips 1. Preparation of Coffee Roll Cake Let’s st

Aubergine Rolls Vegan

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Aubergine rolls vegan an easy and tasty recipe, ideal for everyday lunch and dinner. The ingredients needed to make them are few and simple. Grilled aubergines, cooked ham, and some scamorza cheese are enough and you will bring to the table a second of really delicious vegetables. These rolls are also perfect as an appetizer and accompanied by a little bread they can become a rich single dish. As a final touch, I sprinkled my rolls with tomato sauce … making the shoe in this kind of dish is really a pleasure! I recommend preparing a large number of eggplant rolls because, if they advance, the next day when they are cold they are even better! In addition, my rolls are also light because the aubergines are grilled and not fried, so we can indulge them every day without guilt! Try them and you will be won over! Cooking time: 25 min Ready in: 25 min INGREDIENTS FOR AUBERGINE ROLLS VEGAN 2 large grilled aubergines 300 ml tomato sauce already cooked and seasoned 300 g cooked ham 200 g white

Summer Panzanella Salad

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The summer Panzanella salad is a very easy and super tasty dish perfect for dinner with friends, it is ideal both as a side dish and as an appetizer but it can also be a single dish when we want to stay lighter. We can prepare it in advance and take it with us to the office or for a trip out. I called it summer Panzanella salad because instead of using the classic bread I used crunchy croutons for salads, soups, and soups. It is really fresh and delicious, season it with oil, salt, and vinegar, also if you want a softer version you can add a few tablespoons of water to the croutons! Let’s see together how to achieve it! INGREDIENTS FOR SUMMER PANZANELLA SALAD 200 g of croutons for salads and crunchy soups 20-25 red cherry tomatoes 80-90 g of pitted olives a cucumber 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar or apples extra virgin olive oil to taste salt to taste fresh basil red onion to taste FOR PEOPLE-4 Preparation of Summer Panzanella Salad First, we start by cutting the cucumber into small

Vegetarian Pumpkin Risotto

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Today we prepare together the vegetarian pumpkin risotto, an autumn first course prepared with fresh seasonal pumpkin , perfect for a lunch with family or friends. Vegetarian pumpkin risotto is easy to make and the ingredients we will need are a few simple but they create a truly irresistible first course, which puts everyone on the table! This vegetarian pumpkin risotto is a simple and rustic dish that lends itself to being easily enriched with many other ingredients such as sausage or bacon or grated cheese. I recommend you try this risotto because you will be won over by it. Let’s see together how to prepare my vegetarian pumpkin risotto! Preparation time 15 min Cooking time 20 min Ready in 35 min INGREDIENTS FOR THE RISOTTO 400 gr of chopped pumpkin Half onion (or leek or shallot) Salt + extra virgin olive oil to taste 400 gr of rice 60 gr of butter FOR THE VEGETABLE BROTH 1.5 litres of water 1 onion 2 celery sticks 1 carrot 12 tablespoon of salt FOR PEOPLE-6 Preparation of Vegetar

Fresh Porcini Risotto With Mushroom

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Today we prepare together the fresh porcini risotto, a first autumn dish, perfect for a family lunch but also for the festive table, as a first vegetarian to prepare for relatives and friends! With mushroom risotto you can never go wrong, it is a delicious dish, prepared with a few simple ingredients, easily available in our pantries, and in the supermarket. Clever advice, to obtain an even tastier mushroom risotto, is to hydrate the dried porcini mushrooms directly in the vegetable broth, in this way the mushrooms will hydrate and our broth will have a much more intense flavour and also a beautiful colour amber. Try it yourself and let me know what you think, now let’s see together how to prepare the fresh porcini risotto! Preparation time 20 min Ready in 20 min Calories- 370 INGREDIENTS FOR FRESH PORCINI RISOTTO FOR THE VEGETABLE BROTH 1.5 liters of water carrot 1 celery stick 1 1 onion 30 gr of dried porcini mushrooms Half a spoonful of salt FOR THE RISOTTO 400 gr of rice 70 g of b

CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE TART

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The chocolate crumble tart with coconut and chocolate is a summer dessert without cooking that is prepared in no time. It’s fresh and with an irresistible flavour, I’m sure it will appeal to adults and children. This dessert is made with a base of crumbled cocoa biscuits with the addition of butter and a super tasty filling of cream, icing sugar, coconut, and yoghurt. This dessert is enriched by the vanilla aroma thanks to the addition of the vanilla extract in berry, it will make it even tastier and more fragrant. The taste of coconut with that of chocolate goes very well and I recommend you leave the cake in the fridge until you are ready to serve it, it will remain compact and super fresh! Let’s see now how to make chocolate crumble tart! INGREDIENTS FOR CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE TART 350 g of cocoa biscuits 150 g of melted butter 300 ml of fresh cream 2 tablespoons of icing sugar 2 teaspoons teaspoon of vanilla extract 125g coconut yogurt 2 tablespoons of coconut flour + to decorate 2-3 ch

Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls-Fillo Rolls With Vegetables

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Thai vegetable spring rolls are an easy and tasty recipe, perfect as an appetizer or as a second dish based on vegetables. For these roles, I was inspired by the famous spring rolls, typical of Chinese cuisine . The ingredients to make them are simple and genuine; enough of the phyllo dough (you can buy it ready in all supermarkets) and the vegetables we like most and in a few gestures we will prepare rolls that will appeal to the whole family, adults and children. As for vegetables today I chose cabbage, pepper, carrot, spring onion and zucchini, you will vary according to your tastes and what you find in the fridge: in fact, mushrooms, aubergines, asparagus, radicchio will also do well, in short, a lot of space for your imagination! If you can’t find the phyllo dough, you can safely use the brisĂ© or puff pastry, your rolls will be equally delicious! Let me know in the comments if you will make these Thai vegetable spring rolls in the oven, but I am sure that when you taste them you w