Monthly Archives August 2016

The Poppy ‘U Pampasgiolu’ as a medicinal plant

Corsica Guide coquelicotThe poppy (Papaver rhoeas) also called corn-poppy or red poppy, is a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the dicotyledonous/poppy family. In Europe over the month of April, they are very abundant in fields, along the roadsides and waste grounds. The petals of the flower are used.

Taken as an infusion: calms coughs and bronchitis. Also can be used against insomnia, asthma, angina and stomach aches.
External use: eye disease, dental abscesses and dry skin.
Infusion: a pinch of flowers in a cup of boiling water; allow to infuse for 10m, drinking 3 cups per day.
Poppy cordial: 400g flowers in 1L boiling water, filter and add 1.4kg of sugar, cook until it thickens, then allow to infuse for 12h in a covered container.
Source: Corsica Guide Copyright ©
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Beignets: Courgettes Flowers

As we’re right in the season to indulge as much as possible in courgettes, here’s an easy and promising short recipe that I think will interest all the vegetable lovers, and hopefully the rest of you too
Bon appetitu !
                                                              Corsica Guide Beignets de courgettes-fleurs
Serves 6

Ingredients:

– 12 small courgettes (with their flowers)
– 1 dl beer
– 1 dl water
– 2 pinches yeast
– 125g flour
– 2 pinches salt
– 1 egg yolk
– oil for frying
Method:
Very carefully take away the pistil from the flowers, without detaching them from the courgettes. Wipe the courgettes and cut the opposite end of the flower. Pour water and beer into a bowl and whisk – add egg yoke and whisk again...
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