Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa
The history of cocoa
Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and
Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.
The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic
The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, Continue reading
A classic recipe for hot chocolate
The discoverers drink from cocoa beans are considered the Indians of Central America, a classic recipe for hot chocolate also belongs to them and includes cocoa powder, vanilla, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
From spices and alcohol to the honey and sugar
Chocolate is truly the food of gods! Its use began long ago, three thousand years ago, and then drank it, but solid chocolate learned to cook only in the 19th century. The discoverers drink from cocoa beans are considered the Indians of Central America, a classic recipe for hot chocolate also belongs to them and includes cocoa powder, vanilla, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
All the ingredients were mixed with cold water, and often with alcohol. The drink was bitter and spicy, and drank it, mainly men. The idea to make a hot drink and add the milk belongs Continue reading
Willow herb or fireweed — collection, preparation, and recipes
When my great-grandmother was a girl in their village, there lived a shepherd. Such shepherds as this and cherish anyone about them not to tell. Cattle on pasture are not measures did not fall, wolf avoided his grazing. But not without a sin — loved this dear shepherd at the time
the drink is tea.
At the shepherds at the time was the tradition to eat out in different homes. As the hostess of tea does not put to a shepherd, cattle is wrong. People now have realized what was happening, and shepherd’s tea was offered constantly.
It so happened that when I came out the shepherd eat out in our family, the tea was to take on not just how, but even in my dreams could never dream of. And my great-grandmother mother perky something whispered in your ear and sent in Senj.
Having dined, the shepherd began Continue reading