Friday, October 27, 2017

Foxglove Flower

Foxglove is the common name for about 20 to 30 species of summer flowering for short lived perennial herbs in the genus Digitalis, family Scrophular iaceae. They are native to Europe and northwest Africa to Central Asia. The common foxglove, D. purpurea, grows to a height of 150 cm (5 ft). Its leaves are alternate, lance shaped, up to cm (1 ft) long, and hairy above with soft white hairs below. Leaves are tapered at the base to form winged stalks. The flowers droop on erect racemes, and the fruit capsule with numerous seeds.

Common foxglove is found in cleanings, in burned areas, and in fully dry pastures, and it is often grown as an ornamental. Many varieties have been originated through breeding, with flowers varying from white to deep rose in color. The dried leaves, the source of the drug digitalis used for heart trouble, have been used medicinally since the 13th century.

Growing tips

Site and soil preferences: Virtually any soil is fine. It should ideally being quite rich, but avoid wet and dry extremes, and grow in light shade.

Sowing: The optimum time to sow seed is as it matures on the plant in mid to late summer, before the end of August. A single seed capsule will provide hundreds of seeds, a few of which can be sown in ordinary seed compost, in containers, and placed somewhere cool and moist. The seedlings will produce large, early flowering plants for next summer. If you're relying on nature to do the work for you in borders, thin out the seedlings on the ground to enable them to reach a decent size. In a wild garden, don't intervene; higgledy-piggledy is fine.

Other Flowers:

Tomato Party

In Spain this tomato party called as La Tomatina is only one of the celebrations of a week long festival with musical bands, fireworks, food, and over all fun. This is a war were there are expected to be no winners, but where all have fun. The party is ceremony every last Wednesday of August, at the peak of tomato season, between 10 am and 1 pm. Everybody enjoys and the streets turn into rivers of tomato sauce.

La Tomatina party not available in all the country of Spain, but just in La Tomatina takes place in Buñol, a small town 25 km (about 30 miles) west of Valencia and well connected by train and bus.

People whose follow this party should follow the rule such as wear standard uniform is an old T-shirt, old shorts and eye goggles. T-shirts with bulls eyes printed on them are not recommended. Nearly 140 tons of tomatoes are trucked in from around the countryside and the argy-bargy begins with the firing of a rocket. An hour later, the end of the festival is announced with the firing of another rocket and the clean up of the tomato-slimed streets begin.

La Tomatina festival in Spain gives new meaning to the expression 'playing with your food'. For most of the year Bunol is a ho-hum industrial town, 40 km (25mi) from Valencia, quietly going about its own business. But come the last Wednesday of August, the town's streets turns into a salsa riot, with over 20,000 revelers pelting each other with large, red, squishy tomatoes.

On Tomato harvesting season, usually the price are very low, may be the farmer need that their fruit always used like on this party, by using of many tomato for this party, the tomato farmers hope that the price will stable again.

Fruit Can Make Free of Fat

Some fruit that can make you free from Fat are as below, especially if you don't eat others.

The weight of this almond fruit who ate about 3 ounces of these nuts every day reduced their weight and body-mass index by a solid 18 percent compared with an 11 percent drop in the no-nut group, a study in the International Journal of Obesity found. Almonds are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can speed the metabolism of fats.

Berries fruit contain many C Vitamin, that indicate from the taste that rather sour. Vitamin C–loaded fruit such as strawberries and raspberries can help you sizzle up to 30 percent more fat during exercise, suggests research from Arizona State University at Mesa. Blend a vinaigrette of 1 cup berries and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar.

This spice could make your waistline nice. Sprinkling ¼ teaspoon on your food may prevent a post meal insulin spike—this increase normally occurs after you eat and “signals the body that it should store fat rather than burn it, this explain by Lauren Slayton, R.D., of New York City. Add a dash to your oatmeal, yogurt or coffee.

Mustard Yellow
The spice that gives mustard its color, turmeric, may slow the growth of fat tissues, a study in the journal Endocrinology notes. Eighty-six mayo in favor of any mustard; sprinkle turmeric on cauliflower and roast for a tangy side.

Oranges are usual fruit that often consume. This fruit can prevent pound creep with this citrus star: It contains fat-torching compounds called flavones. Women who ate the most flavones had a significantly lower increase in body fat over a 14-year period, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds. Snack on slices or drink freshly squeezed OJ (with pulp!) for the biggest payback.

May not all soybean can make your body slimmer. But these green gems are rich in choline, a compound that blocks fat absorption and breaks down fatty deposits. Add ½ cup edamame to a salad.

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes are grown in tropical countries. They’re high in fiber, which means no drastic insulin jumps and thus less fat packed onto your hips. Bake a small sweet potato—think of two bars of soap as a portion size—and top with a dollop of lowfat or nonfat cottage cheese.

Swiss Cheese Holy cow
Calcium-rich foods reduce fat-producing enzymes and increase fat breakdown. This research is explained by Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Put toe to toe with some of its cheesy counterparts, Swiss is a heavy hitter in the calcium department; layer a slice on a lunchtime sandwich, or stack some on high-fiber crackers.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lemon Orange

Lemons, Citrus Limon, of the Rutaceae family, are the most widely grown acid species belonging to the Citrus group of fruits. They rank third among all citrus fruits. They rank third among all citrus fruits in tonnage produced. The lemon is grown most successfully in mild coastal climatic regions. This fruit can find in Thailand, Malaysia and also from Indonesia.

Lemon trees are similar in appearance and longevity to Orange Trees. Propagation and cultivation are also similar, although the lemon profits more from heavily pruning. Lemon fruits have an ellipsoid shape, often with a neck on the stem (peduncle) end and a nipple on the other (stylar).

The fruit contains 30 to 45 percent juice depending on variety, climate, maturity, and storage. The acid in the cessed into frozen or concentrated juice and such by products as citric peel oil, pectin, and cattle feed.

The lemon is a small tropical tree with fragrant while flower, its yellow, acidic fruit is an important source of  Vitamin C.

Food Taste Substance

If you are housewife, surely you often use essence as ingredient for your cooking. This essence will make food more smell good and make us want to taste that food. essences can improve the taste of people to taste the food, so this ingredient often added to the food recipe.

Essence itself have two kind, one natural essence that produce from plant and the others is synthetic essence that can be produced from chemical reaction. Synthetic essence often prohibited use for food because this essence type can cause cancer.

Odorous Substances

Most odorous substances used in perfumery come under three beading:
  1. essential oils
  2. isolates
  3. synthetic or semi-synthetic chemicals

Essential Oil

Essential oils may be defined as volatile, odoriferous oils of vegetable origin. A distinction should be made, however, between natural flower oils obtained by effleurage or solvent extraction and essential oils recovered by distillation. Distilled oils may lack some component which is not volatile enough or which is lost during distillation. Two notable examples of this are rose oil, in which phenyl ethyl alcohol is lost to the watery portion of the distillate, and orange flower oil, in which the distillated oil contains but a very small proportion of methyl antbranilate, whereas the extracted flower oil may contain as much as one sixth of this constituent.

Punica Granatum

The pomegranate, Punice granatum, a deciduous tree or large shrub and its fruit, originated in the middle east and has long been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean world. The plant bears white or bright red flowers followed by seedy, red fruits that may reach 13 cm (5 in) in diameter. Thriving on a wide range of soils in warm climates, the pomegranate produce excellent fruit under semiarid conditions, as in parts of California and Israel.

The fruit was associated with both fertility and death in classical mythology. The goddness Aphrodite was said to have planted it on the island of Cyprus. The Romans, who believed that the best pomegranates came from Carthage, called the fruit punicum, the Latin for Carthage. The fruit’s Spanish name is Granada, and the frit appears on that city’s seal.

The pomegrate is eaten as fresh fruit, and the dark red, acid juice is used a flavoring and is principal ingredient of the red flavoring syrup grenadine.

The pomegranate shrub bears flamboyant flowers and glossy leaves that are red when young. Its many seeded fruit has a thin leathery rind a red, translucent pulp.

Gurame Soang

GURAME FISH (Osphronemus Gouramy)

Gurame a fish that has a slightly slower growth but the relative price increases at any time. To DKI Jakarta, fish species are suitable because they do not require running water.

To provide guidance for people who are interested in cultivation this fish the following procedures outlined of cultivation.

Type of carp known to form on 2 society based:
  • Gurame geese (gurame soang): body relatively long, relatively broad scales. Size can achieve weight 8 kg, 65 cm long.
  • Gurame Japan: a relatively short body and smaller scales. Size achieved only 45 cm with a weight of less than 4.5 kg.
If seen from the color is black gouramy, white and striped.


Mother used should reach the age of 3 years.
To distinguish between male and female parent can be seen from the characteristics as follows:

Female Fish

Female fish have pectoral fin base dark or blackish color, the color of the female fish's chin whitish or slightly brown, if placed on the floor, the female fish did not show any reaction. We recommend that elderly 3 ~ 7 years.

Males Fish

Male fish have fins bright primary or whitish, have a yellow chin, thicker than the females and the panhandle. Male parent when placed on the floor or the ground will show the reaction to the way up the base of her fin up.

In addition to know the difference of male and female parent, should also note the success of this gouramy seeding. Parent has aged 3 ~ 7 years. Unlike the parent fish from field, carp are the main growing old will spend more eggs, the abdomen will be rounded and relatively long with light body color. Scales try not handicapped / missing and still in a state of well-organized. Dams are old enough and mature sex marked by stomach will enlarge to the rear or near the anal opening. In the anal canal will appear reddish white. And when we try to feel the soft belly to the porch.

Fish Spawning

Water supply is at early morning, before 10:00 the pool was filled with water by half. Fish Parents who had escaped inclusion in the selection pool carefully and lovingly.

Comparison the number of male and female parent usually 1:1 - 14. With expectations of at least one male fish can marry of 2 mothers fish in one pull. Once released in the spawning pond is usually the male parent does not automatically make a nest directly, but first a walk, swim here and there to know its territory. After 15 days of release, the male parent is usually preoccupied with their activities directly to the nest.

Diameter of the nest is usually about 30 cm, which is usually done by the male parent during a week (7 days). Once the nest is finished, male fish quickly finds and seduce the female parent to get together make laving in the nest. These dams will inject eggs into the nest through a small nest hole, then males will spray his sperm, which finally happened in the conception of this roofed palace. Unlike the goldfish spawning only a few hours, this carp spawning usually takes quite long. Male parent in charge of guarding the nest during the spawning took place.

After spawning is complete, usually the mother's turn who guarded his descendants, by first closing the nest hole with fibers or dry grass.

With his instinct as a good parent, usually the mother is keeping her son did not forget wag fins especially towards the nest. Fin movement dams will increase the dissolved oxygen content in water. Water with sufficient oxygen content will help incubate the eggs in the nest. For as is known, the eggs need oxygen in the process became the fish seed. While a mother's love keep her child, the male fish will come back up the nest and attract other dams to
continued his descendants.

From the pool we could find out the parents who has eggs without falling into the pool with a view of the fishy smell and looks of the oil layer just above the nest spawning.


Hatching eggs can be done in the paso, aquarium or plastic buckets. How to move the eggs from the nest to paso/tank done carefully not too rough to avoid the egg is not broken.

Nest material from the fibers is 5 cm below the surface of the water and has been closed meeting, was appointed in a bucket containing 3 - 4 of clean water. Nest facing up and drowned and then slowly opened the lid nest, the eggs will come out and float on the surface of water. Furthermore eggs removed using a small plate moved to paso-aquarium tub or bucket filled with clean water has been deposited yan. Replacement of routine water to hatch eggs perfectly and hatching eggs that are not immediately released. Eggs will hatch within 30 ~ 36 hours.


During 5 days the seeds do not need the extra food, because it is still sucking the yolk (yolk sack). After that time the seeds need food to be supplied from outside. if still do not cast in the pond yet, must be fed by infusoria.

If the seeds were scattered about to the pond, the pond should be drained and nourished with manure 1 kg/m2. After a week the seeds were scattered, when the pool water has turned into a greenish. Seed gouramy age about 7 days can be marketed, the market system is a nest selling so that the nest can be improved germination frequency.

The density of development pond about 50 ~ 100 ekor/m2, while the pool is used ranging 50,250 m2

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tomato Soup

The below is tomato soup recipe, on this recipe need time about 30 minute to finish of cooking, beginning from preparation and cooking. A rich and creamy recipe of tomato soup:
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds firm tomatoes - skinned and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion - peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic (I use more) - crushed
  • 2 ounces melted butter
  • 1/2 - 1 pint of beef stock
  • Baking soda
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Caster Sugar (very fine sugar, also known as powdered sugar)
  • 1/4 pint double cream
First to be prepared is washed every spices that will use on this recipe. Melt the butter in a heavy based pan and fry onion and garlic until soft and transparent. Add 1/2 pint of stock together with chopped tomatoes and generous pinch of baking soda. Bring to boil, lower heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before melting. Return to pan through sieve. Re-heat adding stock until of desired consistency. In a separate pan bring cream almost to the boil and then add to soup. Garnish with fresh chopped basil or parsley.

Many Kind of Cucumber

Many kind of cucumber have grown as vegetables. Lemon Cucumbers is a fresh fruit crops with high water content such as general type of cucumber. Lemon cucumbers are naturally no taste but some of then rather sweet so it is easy to be felt as to interfere Lemon Cucumber especially potassium-rich mineral content and vitamin A and dietary fiber. And nutrients contained in the cucumber and cantaloupe useful role to increase endurance, healthy kidneys and spleen, and lower blood pressure.

Cucumber plants are cultivated by seed. Seeds can be planted directly in the planting hole as much as 3 seeds / hole.

How to grow cucumbers faint:
  1. Clean the area of weeds, grass, trees that are not needed.
  2. Soil treated with plow / shovel as deep as 30-35 cm, turning the soil. Make the planting hole with Portugal with 100 cm spacing between rows and 50 in a row.
  3. Seeding 2-3 cucumber seeds and cover with thin soil, watery the surface beds. The seed will grow after 3-5 days.
  4. Watering is done every morning and evening
  5. Weeding done to remove weeds around.
  6. After 1-month-old covered with dry weeds to maintain humidity.
  7. The fruit can be harvested after 2-3 months.
  8. The fruit is harvested in the morning before 9:00 hours by cutting the fruit stalk with a sharp knife.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tomato Souce

Sauce tomato, made from french, Chinese sauce tomato, Indonesian sauce tomato, ABC sauce.

How to made this.

This recipe is use tomato as ingredient, so this cook will taste tomato sauce. Material and cooking procedure describe as follows:


200 gr aubergine, sliced
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tomato, finely ground into paste
1 cup water


3 garlic cloves
5 shallots
1 tsp sugar
4 red chilies
salt to taste

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