Monday, 22 June 2020 15:12

Verba volant, scripta manent

It is an old Latin expression, which means: “words fly, writings remain.” It is used when a need to express prudency on writing down one's thought because if words fly, it can be forgotten or otherwise can be mistakenly remembered by others, while what is written remains that way and cannot be neglected. A similar meaning to another Latin expression “carta canta”. It has its origins from the Roman senate Caius Titus. At that time, it had almost the opposite significance, because most people were analphabets, didn’t know how to write or read, so most messages were spreading by words (“words fly”), not written down. However, if most people had been able to read, these words would have remained an inert and unnecessary message.

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Monday, 22 June 2020 15:04

Veni, vidi, vici

From the Latin, it means “I came, I saw, I won”. These words are used to express a situation where obtained a quick victory, an incontestable, and effortless success. The history says these were the words of Giulio Cesare (100-44 B. C.) to comment on the lightning victory obtained over Farnace II, the son of the King Ponto Mitridate in 47 B. C. at Zela Ponto. It is what Plutarco wrote in his books, the Greek biographer, who wrote the life of many, including Caesar's. Svetonio, in his work “Life of the caesars”, used this sentence as an autobiography of Caesar to describe his victory in the senate.

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Monday, 22 June 2020 14:51

Si vis pacem para bellum

“If you want peace, prepare war.” This is the translation from Latin of the saying “Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum”, which means “aiming for peace, preparing for war”. The phrase is taken from the III Book “Epitoma rei militaris” of Publio Flavio Vegezio Renato, a Latin writer who lived at the end of the IV century and the first half of the V century A.D. The four books of this treaty expose the Roman military culture. Substantially the author was trying to revive the greatness of the Roman army, lost in the latest times. Among the advice revealed, this one is mostly used to justify the existence of the military institutions and the escalation of weaponry.

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The familiar profile of the Chaise Longue LC4, model B306, associated with high design by Le Corbusier, dates back to 1928. It has originated from a concept of functional and domestic furnishings (a “machine to live in”), the chaise longue LC4 gives excellent attention to ergonomics and flexibility, with an adjustable headrest and the liberty of positioning as liked the sitting on the base. 

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 16:44

Buckwheat pasta with leeks and bacon

Dear Gourmet,

Today I would like to share a recipe with buckwheat pasta, easy to do, and simply delicious.  

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:27

Cocconut cookies with low glycemic load

Dear gourmet friends!

I want to share the recipe of coconut cookies, sweet and flavored, with zero glycemic loads. 

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Friday, 05 June 2020 19:30

Apple pie with a low glycemic load

My dear friends,

Today I want to share the recipe of my homemade apple pie, which is, as many of my cakes, with a low glycemic load. 

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Friday, 05 June 2020 18:30

Mussel soup

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today I would like to share a recipe from the Mediterranean kitchen and one of my favorite plates in the summertime – the mussel soup. 

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Thursday, 04 June 2020 17:47

Design Objects - Lamp Fortuny Moda (1903)

With this project, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo created to experiment with the recently invented electric bulb. At the perfect time and place, new technology, science, and materials are sometimes happen to meet and successfully marry with an exciting and unusual idea of a designer, giving birth to new ingenious objects. It is how was created the Fortuny Moda floor lamp. The artist intuitively was exploring how to use indirect lighting to transform a scene and create new dimensions of light and shadow, increasing visual interest. Succeeding to reflect by using the inner side of the fabric, he could produce any atmosphere. 

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Gear Gourmet fiends,

Today I will share my very own recipe for homemade cottage cheesecake, with low glycemic loads. 

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