The following, is a link to Wikipedia, describing the history of the "Shrub". We will be posting our own versions of shrubs, using our balsamic and specialty vinegars, under a new recipe sub title "Shrubs". These drinks are refreshing and healthy, when made without a lot of sugary syrups. We like the option of alchoholic or not, so you decide if you want to add a splash of your favorite 'zipideedooda'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrub_%28drink%29
UPDATEThis week Italian forestry officials began cutting down infected olive trees in the Salento region of Apulia (Puglia). The infection of over 74,000 acres of olive groves in this region of South Italy has been blamed on the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, spread by insects.The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal by the European Commission recommending the cutting down of 11 million olive trees in the region to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.On Monday the first seven trees were chopped down and burned in Oria, near Brindisi, amid protests by opponents who attempted to stop the destruction...
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