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Recept: pasta met pesto

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Ingrediënten

voor de pesto:
zevenblad, rucola en/of basilicum
olijfolie
pijnboompitjes
gistvlokken
knoflook
peper
zout

voor de pasta (spaghetti, macaroni of iets anders):
pasta
ui
knoflook
olijfolie
olijven

Bereiding

Pesto: meng alle ingrediënten in een vijzel of maal alles fijn met een staafmixer.

Kook de pasta beetgaar. Afspoelen onder koud water en uit laten lekken.
In een bakpan of wok de olie langzaam verwarmen. Meteen al de fijngesneden ui en knoflook meebakken, pas op dat de knoflook niet te bruin wordt. Als de uien mooi glazig zijn de pasta erbij bakken. Pesto en gehalveerde olijven (zonder de pitten) erdoor roeren en opdienen.

Serveersuggestie

Lekker met een frisse groene salade, van onkruid (boerenwormkruid, zuring, melde, zevenblad etc.) uit eigen tuin ofzo.

Life in the Soil

categorieën: Alternatieve landbouw, boeken, films, natuur en milieu

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Life in the Soil is zowel de titel van een boek als van een film.

Samenvatting boek (bron: www.press.uchicago.edu/)

A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners

Leonardo da Vinci once mused that “we know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot,” an observation that is as apt today as it was five hundred years ago. The biological world under our toes is often unexplored and unappreciated, yet it teems with life. In one square meter of earth, there lives trillions of bacteria, millions of nematodes, hundreds of thousands of mites, thousands of insects and worms, and hundreds of snails and slugs. But because of their location and size, many of these creatures are as unfamiliar and bizarre to us as anything found at the bottom of the ocean.

Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred color illustrations and masterfully-rendered black and white drawings throughout, Life in the Soil invites naturalists and gardeners alike to dig in and discover the diverse community of creatures living in the dirt below us.  Biologist and acclaimed natural history artist James B. Nardi begins with an introduction to soil ecosystems, revealing the unseen labors of underground organisms maintaining the rich fertility of the earth as they recycle nutrients between the living and mineral worlds. He then introduces readers to a dazzling array of creatures: wolf spiders with glowing red eyes, snails with 120 rows of teeth, and 10,000-year-old fungi, among others. Organized by taxon, Life in the Soil covers everything from slime molds and roundworms to woodlice and dung beetles, as well as vertebrates from salamanders to shrews. The book ultimately explores the crucial role of soil ecosystems in conserving the worlds above and below ground.

A unique and illustrative introduction to the many unheralded creatures that inhabit our soils and shape our environment aboveground, Life in the Soil will inform and enrich the naturalist in all of us.