Cooking With Garlic, Garlic, Garlic TidBits

Roasted Garlic How-To

There are SO many health benefits to garlic. I try to use lots of garlic in my cooking every day.

Roasted Garlic is an easy go-to and easy to make and delightful to eat in a variety of ways. You can smear it on crusty bread or crackers, put it into mashed potatoes, dips, add it to soups and gravies, pasta dishes, etc. The list is endless.

This is one ingredient for cooking that you can get creative with.

Here is the basic How-To to roast up that lovely garlic.

10 heads of medium sized garlic cloves

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

Preheat over to 400 degrees F

Arrange the heads of garlic on a baking sheet.

Bake 40 minutes to one hour. When the garlic is soft and squeezable you have met your target for the perfect roasted garlic recipe.

Remove from oven, let cool and it is ready to use. Store any remainder in a small glass container in the refrigerator. I like to reuse glass jars for things like this. They work perfectly.

I would love to hear ways that you incorporate garlic and/or roasted garlic into your cooking?

Have a great day everyone!

Garlic, Garlic TidBits

Garlic TidBits

The Healing Benefits of Garlic

It is kind of interesting that I have been on a garlic craze of late and have been using it in everything.

Today I opened a book up called “The Healing Benefits of Garlic” and turned to this page:

“Animals seem to have an innate sense of understanding that garlic will do them good when they become sick. Consider this curious piece of news in the March 1961 issue of Atlantic Monthly, which told of a flu epidemic striking Cape Town, South Africa. Baboons who became sick with the respiratory disease were seen burrowing for wild garlic and gorging themselves with it! Rural settlers sick with the flu themselves, upon observing this strange behavior, started hunting for it, too, and found considerable relief for their raging fevers and congestions.”

Pretty cool right? I think I’ll keep on a cookin with dat garlic. 🙂

Stay healthy and happy everyone 🙂