Watermelon juice has been on the rise lately, being praised by lifestyle bloggers, health and fitness nuts, and even the salespeople in our local farmers market. If only it would come as guilt-free as those bottles of cold-pressed juice... Well. It does now!
There's certain herbs we all know and have in our kitchens - basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, peppermint... And then there are some that can be found exclusively on the countertops of the most sophisticated foodies or the people that create dishes that you call "the best of your life". Sage is one of those herbs.
As the temperatures have risen, people have left their offices, homes and gym caves to turn terraces, bars, rooftops, balconies and cafes into bee hives, buzzing with friends who are soaking up all the vitamin D they can and catching up after months of darkness and isolation
When it comes to naming who makes the perfect pizza, pretty much everyone will go with Italians. The way they make it seems incredibly simple yet we still find ourselves not being able to get it taste exactly like that Margherita you had in Naples. So the best way we could think of to end this vicious circle, was to make a pizza WITH someone who has mastered the art of Italian pizza - the very charming Gennaro Contaldo.
P.S. In addition to showing you the way to perfect pizza, he's totally gonna make your day.
See that flower up there? That's Cockscomb. And though it might not seem like it, it's not actually a flower. It's a vegetable, one of the very famous leafy greens! AND you can grow it in your Smart Garden!
All the way from Africa to Indonesia and India, its leaves, stem and even the little flowers is a popular ingredient for stews, soups, and as sides to meat and poultry. We personally prefer it as a snack, in dressings or smoothies, or sauteed with salt and pepper as a side dish. And let's not even get started on how amazing a Cockscomb flower looks as a garnish on salads or with a piece of steak. Mmm, drooling.
When eaten young, Cockscomb is a great source of protein (yes, yes - when it comes to protein, leafy greens compete with chicken and eggs!), vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and phosphorus. It's flavor can be compared to spinach, and it has a basil-like texture. So why not try it in scrambled eggs too!
If trying out the world's most beautiful veggie sounds like something you'd be up to, there's something you should know about harvesting it.
It's that time of the year again - the time of giving thanks. And quite often - eating more than ever. Since that happens just once a year, we should go all in, and go in good. To make your Thanksgiving dining experience even more delicious, and reduce the amount of tny panic attacks throughout the cooking process, here are 2 delicious and simple main course recipes and 1 even simpler dessert hack.
Internet is a glorious place - one can find anything here. You can learn it all from kissing and finding your TV remote to unlocking your cat's heart to emotion in no time. While a tutorial on how to make up a joke fast is no surprise to us (we all have at least one moment we could have used this), a promise on changing your cat's attitude from “I don't give a shit” to “You're the best human slave” sounds almost unbelievable. But there is, in fact, a very simple way - Catnip cookies (originally called “Kitty Kisses”). Here's what you do:
Fall/winter season has never been famous for its fresh produce, even though these are the times we need vitamins the most. For supporting our immune system, for thinning out the “winter coats” gifted by the so-generously-consumed comfort foods and for adding a little sensation of spring & summer to our long and cold nights. Here are the TOP 6 edibles that will make this year's fall/winter season truly stand out! Get them in your local supermarket or even easier- grow them on your own windowsill with zero effort in the Smart Herb Garden!
We have a new superstar among our refills - the Dwarf Basil. It's basically the regular basil after the extreme makeover. The same capabilities and good qualities in a lot more compact and better looking form. It has a slightly more peppery flavor that's amazing for spicing up savory dishes. But that's not it. The great looks make it a lot better for herb cocktails - it gives up a lot more flavor and it makes the cocktail look more decorative. Here's our 3 favorite recipes!
We are a bunch that always tries to find new ways to do things, and you probably know it. After all, that is one of the main reasons there is Click & Grow. If everyone grows produce in the back yard, we're gonna go ahead and start growing it in a closet in our living room (aka Smart Farm). If everyone drinks pilsner on a hot summer day, we're gonna go ahead and cook up a Honey Basil ale.