From my vegetable garden

From my vegetable garden

From my vegetable garden

From my vegetable garden

From my vegetable garden series – the pepper –

The series “From my vegetable garden” shows the vegetables coming from my little vegetable garden located in Granarolo Genova. In the picture a red pepper.

The bell pepper (also known as sweet pepper) is the fruit of plants in the Grossum cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum.Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent chili varieties as “sweet peppers”. While they are fruits—botanically classified as berries—they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or side dish. The fruits of the Capsicum genus are categorized as chili peppers.

The name pepper was given by Europeans when Christopher Columbus brought the plant back to Europe. At that time, black pepper (peppercorns), from the unrelated plant Piper nigrum originating from India, was a highly prized condiment. The name pepper was applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and was therefore extended to genus Capsicum when it was introduced from the Americas. The most commonly used name of the plant family, chile, is of Mexican origin, from the Nahuatl word chilli.

Looking at seasonality, I’m working together with Valentina and “il Bepi”.

Dragonfly close up image

Dragonfly close up

Dragonfly close up

Dragonfly close up

 

Dragonfly close up image. A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ἄνισος anisos, “unequal” and πτερόν pteron, “wing”, because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). Adult dragonflies are characterized by large, multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong, transparent wings, sometimes with coloured patches, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can be mistaken for the related group, damselflies (Zygoptera), which are similar in structure, though usually lighter in build; however, the wings of most dragonflies are held flat and away from the body, while damselflies hold their wings folded at rest, along or above the abdomen. Dragonflies are agile fliers, while damselflies have a weaker, fluttery flight. Many dragonflies have brilliant iridescent or metallic colours produced by structural colouration, making them conspicuous in flight. An adult dragonfly’s compound eyes have nearly 24,000 ommatidia each. (Wikipedia)

 

Thousand Flowers Honey

Thousand Flowers Honey

Thousand Flowers Honey

Thousand Flowers Honey

Honey known as thousand flowers honey is honey produced by bees many kinds of flowers like cherry, heather, thyme, acacia and borage  This is a very aromatic and both intense. Le Api di Valentina (Valentina’s Bees) is a beekeeping project born to recover an old abandoned vegetable garden in San Martino di Paravanico (Ceranesi) Genova. Subsequently, a new apiary was born on the hills of Granarolo, thus increasing the diversification of honey.

In the picture there is a flower of Borage (Borago officinalis) normally used to fill a kind of pasta normally cooked in Liguria named ravioli.

 

 

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