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Skewers of grilled courgettes and prawns

Skewers of grilled courgettes and prawns

How to prepare the grilled courgette skewers Wash and dry the courgettes that we are going to grill. Tick ​​them and cut them into slices 3-4 mm thick lengthwise, you should get at least 16 slices. Heat a plate well then grill the courgettes for 4-5 minutes per side or until they have reached the desired degree of cooking.

The grelinette: fork with two handles

The grelinette: fork with two handles

The grelinette is an almost unknown tool in Italy, but very widespread in France, the name is in honor of its creator, the French André Grelin, but it is also called fer de terre (ground fork) or for English speakers U-fork ( because of the two handles it recalls the letter "U") or broad fork.

Vegetable cooking water to irrigate the plants

Vegetable cooking water to irrigate the plants

Vegetables are rich in minerals and vitamins, when the vegetables are cooked some of these substances remain in the cooking water. For this reason it is a good idea to reuse the water for irrigation. The cooking water is especially convenient for potted plants, which are generally close to the kitchen and should still be irrigated.

How to grow the pear tree

How to grow the pear tree

The pear tree (Pyrus communis) is a very long-lived fruit plant, belonging to the rosaceae family and to the subgroup of pome fruit, such as the apple tree. Its fruits, which are actually false fruits, since the pulp we consume is the receptacle, while the actual fruit would be the core. Pears are widely consumed both fresh and transformed into juices or jams, and being sweet and juicy they are among the most popular fruits.

Onion parasites: recognize and fight them

Onion parasites: recognize and fight them

A biennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Liliaceae family, the onion (Allium cepa L.) is grown with an annual cycle and is one of the most popular vegetables in the garden and used in the kitchen. The edible product, that is the underground bulb, is harvested before the formation of the inflorescences.This crop has a characteristic essence that is repellent to many garden pests, however there are some harmful insects that can damage it, such as the onion fly ( Delia antiqua) or thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci).

Macerated rhubarb against black aphid

Macerated rhubarb against black aphid

A really clever way to protect the vegetable garden while avoiding the use of chemicals that are toxic to the environment is to exploit the properties contained in plants to repel and even kill harmful insects. Among the plants grown in the garden we have already seen how garlic and tomato can be used profitably to obtain ecological pesticide treatments, today we discover the virtues of a slightly less known plant, rhubarb.