February 10, 2008

Garlic Tips:

o If you aren’t using fresh garlic, you’re cutting the flavor of your food by 50%. There is no substitute for fresh garlic in regards to flavor or health benefits.

o One clove of garlic is TEN TIMES STRONGER when pushed through a press than a clove minced fine with a sharp knife.

o Remember that one clove of garlic is one piece; a bulb is made of lots of cloves....if you use a whole bulb when a recipe calls for a clove; you're either going out to dinner or keeping the vampires away!

o When using garlic, be sure to keep the cloves attached to the root, rather than breaking off for storage. The longer they stay on the root, the longer your garlic will last. And the more fresh it will be.

o When buying your garlic, you want to shop for it like men shop for their underwear: Tight and White.

o Garlic Breath?? Try chewing on a sprig of fresh parsley with lemon squeezed on it. Or eat a strawberry to cleanse your breath.

o Garlic should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place like your cabinet.

o “Wash" your hands with a stainless steel item (like a spoon) to remove onion and garlic odors.


Yvonne said...

Gina, thanks so much. I love garlic, but I never use fresh--I'll try now.

Chel said...

Super cool! We like garlic too and my DH LOVES it...

Tori :) said...

I needed this post because I have no clue about garlic. When did you post this? It's like way down here and I never saw it before!!

Blackeyedsue said...

I love this! Did you know that garlic oil in a child's ear has antibiotic properties when they have an ear infection? We love garlic in this house.

LOVING this bloggy girls! Keep up the good work!


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