Oven cleaning

Homemade oven cleaner

Photo credit:  Super Fantastic Oven cleaning can be really boring and hard sometimes. Too many burned food deposits can be difficult to take off,  they can cause lots of smoke when using the oven so it is recommended to clean the oven once a week if you use it often. Most conventional cleaning products contain…

Vinegar

Vinegar Uses and Facts

Facts Vinegar is the only food that doesn’t have an expiration date. Its name comes from French “vin aigre” which means sour wine. Vinegar is produced from a great variety of raw food like grapes, apples, potatoes, honey etc. Hippocrates, the father medicine used apple cider vinegar to heal his patients. Apple cider vinegar can lower…

Coffee

Coffee Uses and Facts

Facts Europeans used to call coffee “Arabian Wine”. The global spread of coffee cultivation and consumption in Ethiopia. The word “coffee” came from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun” which means  “wine of the bean”. Coffee trees produce red berries and coffee beans are actually green seeds inside the berries. In ancient Arab culture, if men did not provide…

Garlic

Garlic Uses and Facts

Facts Garlic is also called a “Stinking Rose”. In ancient Rome and Greece, brides carried bouquets of garlic instead of flowers. There are more than 400 varieties of garlic and they are all member of the Lily family. China is the world’s biggest garlic producer, they produce about 70% of the world’s garlic. The key…

Lemons Sergi Albir

Lemon Uses and Facts

Lemon Facts Lemons are thought to be a hybrid between a citron and a sour orange. Lemons are one of the nature’s top sources of potassium and Vitamin C. Lemons have just 11 calories and around 50 mg of Vitamin C per 100 g. Citric acid makes up to 8 % of lemon juice and…

lavender

Lavender Uses and Facts

Facts Lavender or Lavandula is a flowering plant in the mint family. Its derives from the Latin word ‘lavare’, which means ‘to wash’. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. In Ancient Egypt, lavender was used for the process of mummification. Ancient Romans used it for cooking and bathing. Island of Hvar (Croatia) is…