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Mit was kochst Du? / With what do you cook?: Ich/wir koche(n) mit einem Elektroherd & Ceran-Kochfelder
Was kochst Du am liebsten? / Do you like most of all to cook what?: Ich koche gerne herzhaft.
Kochst Du oft mit Kräutern & Gewürzen? / Do you cook often with herbs & spices?: Ich koche oft mit Kräutern & Gewürzen.
Ist Kochen Dein Hobby? / Is cooking your hobby?: Kochen ist mein Hobby.

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The onion came to us from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran and still exists as a wild lily-plant.

Onions have a thick root, which can be white, red or sallow (tuber), the shape can be round, flat or like a pear and time of blooming is from June to August. The onion itself is harvested in the autumn.

In ancient Egypt the onion was sacred and was admired as a symbol for the moon. For farmers the onion was the most important basic food next to bread. The Greek chronicler Herodotus wrote that the onion (as well as leek and garlic) invigorated the workers.

It’s even said in old Arabic writings that garlic and onions grew at the beginning of time: "as the devil was referenced from the paradise, put he at first the right foot down and it grew up at this place an onion, under the left footstep grew up a garlic."

This refers to the strong smell and, in an uncooked state, taste of these tubers. This connection to the devil was probably reinforced by the belief that God would never give such a hot spice to mankind.

Since ancient times the onion was not just used as food but also exploited for medicinal purposes.

In medieval times the onion was believed to help against the plague and cholera. During that time it was used as a prophylaxis as well as with early diagnosis.

George Washington (1732-1799) used the onion as a remedy for all ills, for instance for a grown-in toe-nail or a cold. He used it uncooked as a drink or the like.

Onions, like honey and garlic count as the most effective and best known natural remedies.

As in garlic, shallots or chives, the onion is rich in sulphur-connections (sulphides) which above all affect the mucous membrane’s disinfectant.
A small example of this: in Greece, a country with a very high consumption of onions, inhabitants suffer very rarely with stomach cancer compared to other places.

However, the sulphides also hinder the coagulation of blood which aides a better a flow of blood and embolisms are clearly reduced consequently.

Other benefits, which should by no means be forgotten, are the ethereal oils existing in onions. These ethereal oils are called onion-oil (Alliin, Cycloalliin, Methylalliin and Propylliin) these oils are for a better activity of stomach, intestine, liver, gall-bladder and the pancreas responsibly, said shortly, they stimulate the digestion, in addition, these oils also have natural antibiotics.

Ethereal oils also help to lower the damaging LDL-Cholesterin and increase the HDL-Cholesterin (LDL stands for low-density lipoproteins (Lipoprotein of inferior density)), that is HDL, the "good" cholesterol, stands for high-density lipoproteins (Lipoprotein of high density)), all of which is very good for the heart.

The Lipoproteine consist of protein and a fat-share. During LDL-Cholesterin itself in arteries ages (what can lead to the arteriosclerosis or arteriosclerosis), the Lipoproteine of high density carry away cholesterol out of the tissue and that into the liver, where it is reduced. The HDL-Cholesterin however counteracts the arteriosclerosis.

The onion also possesses a large amount of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune-system, acting as prevention against colds, coughs or head cold as well as helping to remove phlegm from the airways.

With 1,4 milligrams in 100 grams, the onion belongs to one of the zinc-richest vegetable-kind. Zinc is one of the most important minerals for our immune-system.

The onion is an outstanding taste-intensifier and should be found on our daily food-plan. Make sure the onions have not germinated (that goes for vegetable-or cooking onion).

Onion should be stored in the dark, optimally in a vegetable-basket and for no longer then one month.

Onion-mash for warts:
Take one onion, chop finely and then mash with a fork, add some water to get a pulp. Put this on the affected skin part.

Onion-milk for a cough:
Take an onion and a head of garlic with one litre of milk, cook until soft. Pass through a fine strainer or muslin cloth; drink several mouthfuls hourly.

Onion-packet for insect stings:
Before I continue, I must mention that, if we drive to the lake with our children, I always have an onion (cut in the middle for these occasions). If my children are stung by a bee or wasp, I press the cut-half of the onion onto the bee- or wasp sting. It helps draw the poison and we don't have to drive home immediately blinzel

So now to the recipe: (for insect sting)
Take three large or five moderately-sized onions, peel and chop. Steam the onions until soft, fill into a linen-bag and put on the affected part for 15 minutes.

Onion-juice for cough and hoarseness:
Take a raw onion, squeeze, add a few tablespoons of warm milk and one tablespoon of honey. Mix together.


Take some onions, peel and dice small. Mix together with sugar and a little water, boil until the onions are soft. Pass the onions through a strainer, better still pass through a muslin cloth and press out. Take the juice several times daily.

Onion-juice for a congested nose:
Administer a few drops of onion-juice with a pipette into the nostril, let it trickle down. Nose will free in no time.

Onion-syrup for cough and hoarseness:
Take an onion, peel and chop, add two tbs sugar, mix and leave for 24 hrs. in a closed jar. Use the syrup per teaspoon.

Onion-water for hoarseness:
Slice an onion into round slices, to douse with 250 ml warm water leave covered for 2 hrs., strain through sieve or muslin bag. Gargle with the liquid and drink one sip at the end.

Much success in trying out these recipes blinzel

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Wenn ich mein Leben noch einmal leben könnte, würde ich die gleichen Fehler machen. Aber ein bisschen früher, damit ich mehr davon habe.

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