FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN THE 9TH CENTURY
Local food self-sufficiency is an old topic that is once more surfacing today with the development of local food networks.
As early as the 9th century, in the early days of the Carolingian dynasty, this concern was raised by Charlemagne when the Latin text Capitulare de villis was written.
THE MANY BENEFITS OF SQUASH
The gourd family includes a wide variety of vegetables, including squashes such as onion squash, winter squash, butternut squash, custard marrow, turban squash, etc. They come in different shapes and colours and everyone can find a squash to suit their taste.
Cultivated since the dawn of time, the squash is a symbol of fertility and abundance, and of magic in fairy tales. It was one of the first vegetables brought back from the Americas.
LET'S STROLL IN THE WOODS
The October holidays are the perfect time to introduce children to the transformations of nature. The foliage is vividly coloured, the undergrowth smells of mushrooms and the animals are preparing for winter.
We invite you to explore nature and observe a world that will amaze your senses.
A NATURAL DETOX
Detoxing in autumn allows you to prepare your body to cleanse its environment by boosting the immune system, to better face the winter.
A sluggish liver, congested kidneys and an unhealthy gut will affect your health. This is what happens when your body stores toxins. The purpose of a seasonal detox is to help your body eliminate waste and toxins.
YOUNG EXPLORERS – CLUES IN THE FOREST
Autumn is the perfect time to rediscover nature with children. Venturing out after the rain into the damp fields with a good pair of boots, walking, exploring and trying to spot majestic animals.
It is also a season when life can be observed through a multitude of clues left by the hosts of the woods. To reconnect with this wonderful world and discover it further, we suggest you go in search of these clues.
Breakfast should boost your energy with quality slow and fast carbs, good fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Food is the first source of well-being for our body, and it allows us to take care of it inside out.
THE BENEFITS OF HAZELNUTS
In all seasons, nature provides everything our body needs to experience a deep sense of well-being. Our body interacts with the Earth and welcomes its fruits.
Here are the properties and history of the hazelnut as well as some recipes for this nut full of resources.
SIX WELLNESS AND NATURE BOOKS FOR AN AUTUMN READ
Autumn is approaching, with activities for parents and children alike. Here is our selection of books to enjoy time alone, stay connected to nature and experience a deep sense of well-being.
These inspiring books will provide you with tips, recipes and ideas for feeling good.
THE OLD MAN IN THE ROSE GARDEN
In a hundred-year-old rose garden, there was an old man surrounded by a thousand colours and smells. One day, a man came to him to learn the secret of his magnificent roses. The old man was busy pruning the roses and was concentrating.
Most of the vegetables grown in vegetable gardens are plants with an annual or biennial life cycle. They need to be sown every year.
In permaculture gardens however, there are other less common species that require little care. They are more resilient and yield produce over the years without any human intervention. They are perennials.
THE STRENGTH OF TREES
This autumn has littered the ground with plump fruit: the chestnut, with its beautiful coppery skin. A symbol of much of Europe’s countryside, present in the old coppices of our land, the chestnut was once affectionately called “the bread tree”.
THE CHRONICLES OF THE FOREST OF SAUVAGNAC
“I have not forgotten my friend the toad. I long to know what has become of it. The following day, at the usual time, I walked towards the spot in which I had left it. The weather was beautiful. The sky was clear. The storm had chilled the air. Heavy rain had washed and revived the grass, the leaves, the dried-out, powdery and listless plants. The meadows, the fields, the woods blend the exhalations of their greenery through which the sap flows once more.”
The Land of Domaines Schlumberger is located on the slopes of a sandstone hill in the Vosges region, overlooking the Alsace Wine Route.
For two hundred years, vines have been growing there under the abundant sunshine that warms the terraced landscape most of the day. For seven generations, hands have been picking the fruit in bunches to extract its juice and, over time, create a variety of blends in the winemaking process.