Monthly Archives June 2016

Pasquale Paoli to the provincial magistrates

Arbitrariness‘That there be no arbitrariness in court judgments, is this what we want ? May the law be clear, and crime clearly defined. The reaction against that which is arbitrary is second nature to Corsicans’

 

Source: Storia di Corsica ©

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The benefits one gets from ‘L’Ocalitu’ Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is very much at home here on the island, and it also enters the medicinal category.

Corsica Guide EucalyptusSome species (notably Eucalyptus globulus) were introduced into Europe where they became adapted to the Mediterranean shores; Portugal for example, where huge eucalyptus forests have been planted for the production of paper pulp. We can use the leaves which take action when the airways suffer (asthma, bronchitis), also for biliary and urinary infections and bringing down a fever.
In external use, it can be used for wounds, insect bites, hair care, hoarseness (gargle), sinusitis (inhalations).
Infusion: 4or 5 leaves for a cup of boiling water (brew for 10m)
Inhalation or washing of wounds: using a handful of leavesand a liter of water, bringing to the boil for 10m.
Source: Corsica Guide ©
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Golo, Tavignanu and Liamone: a legend flows from within !

Le Niolu Contes et Legendes CorseWith the ongoing idea of earning a few extra souls, it is said that Satan never let an occasion go by – leaving his footprints on the Corsican landscape.

The Golu (Golo), the Tavignanu (Tavignano) and the Liamone are three rivers flowing within a certain legend, and here is their story.
In the beginning, they were brothers. Born in the mountains, they decided to consult each other, as they were very cold. Following this, they took the decision to move down to the plains, where they knew they would find milder temperatures and agreed to meet by the sea. Golu and Tavignanu didn’t lose any time in doing so, they hurtled down the mountains at a great speed, and soon arrived at the meeting place that had been set.
It was quite different for the Liamone.
After strolling through hills and da...
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Courgette and cheese ‘papillotes’

There are so many ways we can use courgettes these days, a very popular vegetable and easy to cook – here’s a straightforward, rapid and tasty way which also has an attractive side to it.
Bon appetitu !                                     Corsica Guide courgettes

Serves 4

Ingredients:
– 4 (round) courgettes
– 2 onions
– 200g sheep (Tomme) cheese or goat cheese
– 6 soup spoons olive oil
– 1 sprig fresh mint
– salt + pepper
Method:
Preheat oven 210C / th.7. Rinse and wipe the courgettes, without peeling.
Cut out a cap on top, and remove the interior with a melon spoon. Grate the sheep cheese, peal and slice the onions and chop the fresh mint leaves. Mix the cheese, onions and mint in a salad bowl. Sprinkle with half of the olive oil, and season...
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