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A rose is not a "rose"

Perhaps the most sublime of all flowers, the rose remains (at least in the West) the principal flower for expressing love.

Humans have played with the genetics of the rose forever, creating endless varieties with endless peculiarities. If a flower can be said to have a cult, it's the rose.

But growing roses is not necessarily "all roses". In fact, it can be quite a "thorny" experience because when a rose bush is not just right, it can be one of your garden's ugliest plants!

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Hay fever and Swiss swans

I have no idea why my hay fever/pollen allergy is soooooo bad this spring.

So I run away south, to lower altitudes, on a lake, hoping for some relief. Despite the swans, I am still sniffling...

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Boy meets girl

He is staring at her, ready to spring, tentatively leaning against his stone pillar.
She is looking into the distance, distracted, seemingly unaware of his presence, at ease.
Frozen in stone but not in time, they tell a story, not the only story but one of many stories, of attraction.
And of seduction.
Will he move off his pedestal? Will she blink her eyes so that he does?
Will be give her enough reason to? Will the cupids strike right? It is a story that is still being told, all the time.

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How to make fermented beet juice kvass: friendly bacteria for your gut

There are few fermented drinks you can make so easily & cheaply that provide:
- invaluable nutrients, vitamins, minerals
- friendly bacteria: the benefits of a fermented food (as with yoghurt, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir etc)
- cleansing & detox
- hangover benefits
- and a cure for early-stage yeast infection ("bye-bye cranberry juice", she said)

All you need is some beets, salt & water.

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How fish pedicure (and tickle!) your feet

Imagine putting your feet into a fishbowl?
Imagine tens of tiny fish swimming around your feet? between your toes? nibbling? which is a nice way of saying: biting?

I am not at all squeamish about the "Doctor Fish" (species: Garra rufa). I remember how, as a child, in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, tiny fish would dart to my feet and give little bites. It would startle me & I would jump & scream & laugh.

Now, the same thing is a fish spa pedicure treatment. Why not? If you can stand the tickling, that is!

Who has tried putting their feet into the fishbowl? Who wants to? Who is ticklish?

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A planet in your garden

Argentina, Russia, New Zealand, California, China. These are some of the originating countries of the plants I just got from the nursery.

Plants, of course, do not understand nationalities. Each one is busy trying to colonize the entire planet (within its climatic zone), using the most ingenious ways of doing so (from wings on its seeds to riding in bird poo).

But, even for a clever nomadic plant, some distances are too difficult to cross. Mercifully, in our era, the Anthropocene, an enterprising plant can also rely on gardeners. If you are pretty, fragrant or useful, someone is bound to choose to plant you in a garden far away from your origins.

Today, for 24 plants, that someone is me!

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How to grow the Opium Poppy

It is (almost) entirely legal to grow Opium Poppies in your garden. You can even grow the kinds cultivated in the wild plateaus of Afghanistan, fueling one of the world's most lucrative and dangerous drug trade routes.

For, aside from the potency of her latex (the base from which all sorts of legal and illegal drugs are made), the Opium Poppy is beautiful and easy to grow. And you can harvest your own organic Poppy seeds for your muffins, bagels or to add to your morning cereal.

The Poppy has been men's friend for centuries, providing us with powerful anesthetics (essential to surgery, for example) as well as pain-killers that work where all else fails.


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Is Cannes the french Las Vegas?

Welcome to Cannes!
In this 3-minute video guide you will live the experience of those aspiring to the lifestyles of the rich & famous. It is all here: the shops, the hotels, the boats, the banks and the heels!

Who could ask for anything more?

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Cannes Film Festival: on the Red Carpet

I have to confess: I do not like Cannes. But I love the Festival!

Cannes was a global destination for the rich & famous before the Film Festival, thanks to its seaside location & wonderful mediterranean climate. But it is the festival that established its international reputation as a glitteratti destination.

Where the stars go, the hordes follow. Where the hordes go, bad food, shopping & traffic explode. The marvelous seaside village is now an outdoor mall.
But the Film Festival is great: it is still one of the best venues through which quality cinema is recognized!

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How to cook perfect green beans

This is the basic Greek recipe of green beans in a light tomato sauce in olive oil with a French (or, nouvelle cuisine) twist: extra care is taken that the beans stay al dente (with a bit of a crunch) and that the color stays vibrant green. To achieve this, we steam the beans lightly and cool them rapidly in cold water, before we add them to the sauce for the final few minutes of cooking.
The result is a crispier, greener bean that speaks summer freshness.
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Green beans (also known as: string beans, snap beans, haricots verts, French beans, fine beans, ejotes) are the unripe fruit of various cultivars of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) selected especially for the fleshiness, flavor, or sweetness of their pods.

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