Dec 17, 2010
FOODIE FRIDAY--G is Also For GARLIC
I LOVE garlic. We consume at least a head every week. Seems nearly every recipe calls for garlic, and why add 1 clove when 3 or 4 will further enhance the flavor? We also enjoy it in a dipping sauce for bread---chopped and mixed with balsamic vinegar and good quality extra virgin olive oil. So much better for you than butter and well, YUM-MO!
DEFINITION--From whatscookingamerica.net: garlic - The pungent, segmented bulb of the perennial plant Allium sativum, a member of the Lily family, closely related to the onion. Among the oldest known cultivated plants and most universally popular cooking herbs, garlic appears extensively, both raw and cooked in the cuisines of southern Europe and is considered essential to many dishes in Italy. The peeled cloves can be preserved for short periods in jars of oil.
Garlic is good for you!!! Check out the HEALTH BENEFITS--http://www.garlic-central.com/garlic-health.html
And, if the taste, aroma and health benefits aren't enough to make you a garlic fan, don't forget that it can ward off vampires! :~)