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.
We've noticed that it's when the Smart Herb Garden has just been set up that the impatience kicks in. Are the sprouts there yet? Where are they? When are they gonna come?
Sounds familiar? The good news is, you're totally not alone. And we're here to make it easier for you to get through this stage of Click & Growing.
Here are some of the thousands of pictures and videos other Click & Growers have posted on Instagram of their plants (including the awesome mimosa video above!). There's anything from curvy tomatoes to exotic experimental decoratives. And this is exactly how your Smart Herb Garden is gonna look like in just a little while. That's a promise.
Now settle in, scroll through and wait for the sprouts to come knocking!
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.
You might have noticed that the vegetables you get in the store do not really taste right in the last years. Tomatoes, that our parents shared sweet, flavorful memories about, are now...well, bland. But why is that? Have we gotten so used to the intense flavor pop sodas and BBQ ribs have to offer that we can't appreciate the good old tomato? Maybe, but that's not exactly it.
Gifts are a tricky thing - they can make or break your relationship. And despite the pressure, we keep trying to find The One. The perfect gift.
When brainstorming about what to gift our better halves for Valentine's, we started wondering about what the perfect gift actually is. What makes it perfect? Is there a formula to follow to ensure that we always get it right?
So we started dissecting the anatomy of the perfect Valentine's gifts we've gotten throughout the years, and trying to map the common characteristics. And here they are - the 4 traits of a perfect Valentine's Day gift. If you've ever gotten one, you'll know what we're talking about.
A little while ago we caught up with Ben from the popular Youtube channel HomeMadeModern and had a little chat about today's home, food and technology. One thing lead to another, and it was clear that we needed to do a collab together. So, after just a few days, Ben got his first Smart Herb Garden and here's how he got started!
Up there together with Mini Tomato, Chili Pepper, Moss Rose, Wild Strawberry, Petunia, Peppermint and Catnip, Oregano is one of the most loved Smart Herb Garden refills. And just when we all thought we know everything there is about this special little plant...it turned out we don't. Here's 4 things (and a little more) you most probably didn't know about the so-called “Mountain delight”!