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Powdery mildew of the sage

  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

Wheat germ oil: an excellent remedy for skin and hair care

wheat germ oil is obtained by cold pressing and without embryo solvents caryopsis of wheat. It is a very thick oil, yellow in color tending to ocher, used both for cosmetic purposes and for food use. Its main property is the richness of vitamin E ; it also has a high content of omega 3 and omega 6 . Wheat germ oil for skin care wheat germ oil is very nutritious and has antioxidant qualities; therefore, it helps to counteract cellular aging. It can be considered a natural anti-wrinkle . Wheat germ oil on the skin can be used in several ways: Instead of night cream . Apply a few drops of wheat germ oil to the face that is well cleansed and still damp, without forgetting to treat the area around the lips and around the eyes. As an anti-wrinkle pack . A couple of times a month, apply a generous amount of wheat germ oil to the skin of the face in the evening. Wait about fifteen minutes and remove the excess with gauze. After the shower . On still damp skin, apply a few drops of wheat germ o

Mandarin liqueur

  Mandarin liqueur, Citrus fruits are excellent allies in the kitchen: precious ingredients that can flavor all courses, from appetizers to desserts. In the tradition there is no shortage of liqueurs prepared with their peels: in addition to the most famous limoncello there is also the one made using tangerines, often called mandarinetto. A liqueur with an intense orange color, very fragrant and with a sweet taste; preparing it at home is very simple, just be patient and wait a couple of weeks. Using the untreated tangerines from our plants, we will give ourselves a pleasant memory of winter every time we open the bottles of tangerine liqueur prepared with our hands. The recipe is really simple: infusion of alcohol and mandarin peels, only the orange peel without the white part. Then you need the right rest time, the addition of a syrup of water and sugar, a second rest and voil√†: bottles of liqueur ready to be shared at the table or given to friends and relatives. Preparation time: ab

Anise or anisette liqueur

Anise is a spice with a very intense and particular taste. If you love its aroma, you can try to prepare a delicious aniseed liqueur to offer to your guests after dinner or to give on some special occasion. Like all liqueurs, the preparation of anisette is very simple and aniseed is used and left to infuse. The recipe that we propose will allow you to create a fragrant liqueur, but with a delicate taste, capable of satisfying even those who do not love this spice excessively. If you want a more intense aroma and a strong taste, the procedure will be very simple: just simply increase the amount of anise used. The use of star anise can be an interesting variant of the classic anisette. Preparation time: BOLD 10 minutes + 3 weeks of rest Ingredients for 500 ml of liqueur:  * 180 ml of alcohol at 96 ° * 320 ml of water * 150 g of sugar * 20 g of anise seeds Seasonality: BOLD recipes for the whole year Dish: BOLD liqueur How to prepare aniseed liqueur. Infuse the anise seeds in alcohol in a

bay leaf liqueur

bay leaf liqueur, If you have a vegetable garden you will surely have numerous and fragrant self-produced aromatic herbs at your disposal. In addition to using them to flavor your recipes, many of these can be used to create excellent liqueurs, ideal to drink at the end of a meal as a digestive. Among these is the laurel liqueur, a fragrant and very aromatic alcohol, characterized by an intense green color very similar to that of olive oil. Those who have a laurel plant, if not even a hedge, will not lack the raw material to produce this spirits. Laurel liqueur, also known as "allorino", is very simple to make, it only requires a little patience and time for the initial infusion. Being very sensitive to light, it is essential to keep it in the dark: for this reason, once ready, it is advisable to line the bottles with foil. Otherwise, the laurel liqueur will tend to form unsightly residues, which however will not alter its taste. Ingredients for 1 liter: 500 ml of 95% alcohol