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2009-04-14 07:25:00

When your great grandmother used to sneak a sip of elderberry wine "to fight off the flu," she may have just been keeping with the medical wisdom passed down for hundreds of generations from the ancients. Experts say that new research shows that the ancient Egyptians used a variety of medicinal herbs in their wines as far back as 3150 B.C.  A group of researchers from the Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology led by Patrick E. McGovern has examined the chemical composition of 5,000 year-old...


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Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2014-02-26 10:11:45

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet and is most prevalent at the 820 – 5,200 foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing as much as...

Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2013-10-22 09:27:40

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet in altitude and is most prevalent at the 820- to 5,200-foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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