For the love of Garlic


Recently I was chastised by Dave from My Year on the Grill for using jar garlic. He was soooooooooooo right. I did start using it when I was living up in the U.P. working on an investment house and fresh garlic was virtually non-existent. But, there's no excuse now. So thank you Dave, that comment was just the kick in the butt I needed!

Garlic is a member of the onion family. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, and chives. Garlic has been used throughout history for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It has a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. A bulb of garlic, the most commonly used part of the plant, is divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves. Single clove garlic, also called Pearl garlic or Solo garlic is available also.
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3 comments:

Gina said...

I'm still guilty of using jar garlic occasionally...trying to break the habit.

A Year on the Grill said...

whoop whoop... thanks for the shout out, and for the love of garlic, I would like to say...

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.. I could go on and on

Martha said...

I love garlic and yes, fresh is best, but when time is short, the jarred stuff is better than none.