Mostly due to their brain shape, walnuts symbolise fecundity (the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination) and fruitfulness and are a potent symbol of masculinity. Their edible seeds are considered a high density source of nutrients; containing high quality protein, lots of vitamins (especially E) and minerals as well as dietary fibres and fatty acids. According to scientists, walnuts contain the highest level of antioxidants, compared to other nuts (peanuts, almonds, pecans and pistachios). In order to get the full effectiveness of the antioxidants as roasting them reduces the quality of antioxidants.
We are so excited that summer solstice is approaching.
It is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, during which the sun reaches the furthest point from the Equator and seems to be stopping for a while. Intertwined with ancient rituals, pagan traditions and century old customs, Summer Solistice has had a great impact on culture and civilisations. Stonehenge and the Avebury complex in Wiltshire, South West England, were erected around 5,000 years ago as monuments of this unique phenomenon. People still visit them en masse on that day to watch the sun rise in a festive atmosphere bursting with mystery and excitement. Others just enjoy the longest sunshine of the year by the sea or in parks having picnics. Continue reading →
It is springtime on our farm! Small white flowers start appearing in the axils, the angle between the trunk and the leaves of the olive tree, emitting a very pleasant scent. Our trees will soon start blooming and bearing fruit. At the same time our team gets ready for the growing season. They begin pruning the olive trees to help pollination. This is a very important procedure in order to maintain the tree’s size, encourage air and light into the centre of the tree and stimulate vegetable growth. Also it helps control pests and diseases, eliminates dead wood and rejuvenates old trees. Continue reading →