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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:44 pm

How is it to clean? I can't stand cleaning kitchen gadgets, ESPECIALLY garlic presses with all the finicky little holes.

I rarely need finely minced garlic, so a good whack with the flat of the cleaver and a coarse chop usually works fine.
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Postby Kiefer on Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:16 pm

I am with you on the Cleaning and Wacking - That is my nomal method.

But, I will check-out the Zyliss – We get them at the store I work P/T at every now and then.

Still, in a hectic life, sometimes I get in a hurry and…. :cry: Okay, I am ashamed. May Lord FSM in his all sufficiency and zesty flavorful goodness forgive me for short cutting on the glorious herb/vegetable Galic.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:19 pm

Garlic powder is not a sin. Sometimes it's better than the fresh stuff (rubs, coatings, etc.)

Garlic salt is another matter, unless that's EXACTLY what you need.
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Postby Kiefer on Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:52 pm

Oh absolutely - Garlic as Herb! No my confession was related to pre-minced/crushed garlic as a bland substitue for the real thing. :pirate_fish:
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:57 pm

Too expensive, although I've been thinking of grinding up my own and freezing it in ice cube trays, then bagging it frozen for later use.
Should get the flavour and the convenience, without the price.

We used to grind it by the bucketfull when I was a cook, with oil. This is dangerous for the home user, though, as you can get botulinum growing in the anaerobic environment. Homemade bioweapons/botox anyone?
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Postby Kiefer on Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:24 pm

Freezing!!! Now to get my wife on board with this. :fsm_ninja:

My quote below comes from a B. Kliban cartoon. The cartoon is of a woman in front of her refrigerator with a tray of ice cubes and a tear in her eye. The caption of the cartoon is "Overwhelmed by life's beauty and mystery" and the woman is crying, "Dear God, perfect ice cubes, once again!"

Well this idea...Perfect Ice Cubes, once again!
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Postby brodieboy on Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:59 am

I don't mind the pre-crushed garlic. A little weak but still delicious.

What's great is the Garlic and Olive oil spray. Anytime anything needs olive oil, or greasing, just whip out a bit of it and BAM! instant garlicky goodness
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Postby S'presso on Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:29 pm

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:I rarely need finely minced garlic, so a good whack with the flat of the cleaver and a coarse chop usually works fine.


ahh, the cleaver.
cleavers are like, the best kitchen tools ever
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Postby 1of17Pirates! on Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:03 am

ahh the fantastic quality of Garlic Bread can it be beaten?
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Postby bubz_the_troll on Sat May 05, 2007 1:11 am

Thank you Dr. Otis. I always thought that the whole bulb was called a clove. I guess you learn something new every day. Of course I've never cooked with whole garlic before, just the stuff in jars.
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Sat May 05, 2007 10:27 am

Garlic has some benefit to cold & flu relief, but I heard that Arizona odourless garlic doesn't work as well because the odour gives the most benefit by 'weeping' the toxins out of your skin (or something like that).

Any confirmations/denials?

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Postby Nonbeliever Eater on Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:14 pm

1of17Pirates! wrote:ahh the fantastic quality of Garlic Bread can it be beaten?

I make homemade but I never can quite beat the taste of the resterant garlic bread
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Postby Clifford on Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:01 am

Garlic bread is the best. I get to take some home from work - I work in a microbiology lab which analyses food for bacteria, and we get to take some samples home :D
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Postby black bart on Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:47 am

Is that safe?

You could end up with garlic foot and mouth!
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Postby Clifford on Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:26 am

Yer it's safe. We get deliveris from the suppliers so the samples are relitively fresh :) AND yummy. We can only take home samples tested for E.Coli, though :(
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