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I remember when we were students, my housemate was cooking a chilli and the recipe said to add two cloves of garlic. He thought cloves were bulbs...he subsequently ate the meal.

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Old 07.03.2008, 15:34
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thats too funny!
Yeah, it came as a surprise to me too! We were grocery shopping together when I discovered this fact, and I had to enlighten her on the truth that not all things came in cans and jars. This was many years ago.

Unfortunately, she only recently told me that she can't tell the difference in taste between bottled garlic and fresh garlic ... I'm not sure she deserves to eat ...
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About the only kitchen gadget I ever use is this garlic peeler. Pop in the garlic, roll it with your hand and all the papery skin just falls off

The first time I saw these was here in Switzerland. They made excellent stocking fillers for folks back home the following Christmas.
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If you do use a lot of garlic - an who in their right mind doesn't, you could always get the grater out and attack 10 bulbs and then put the resulting pulp into olive oil and keep it in a jar. That's what I do
I think the puree in the tube is best kept for emergency use only. It is a pallid excuse for the real stuff.
That's convenient, but you should keep it in the fridge and eat within a few days. This is because garlic in oil is one of the greater risks in the kitchen for cultivating botulism spores. They can live off the garlic (it has optimum pH for botulism growth) in the oxygen-free conditions offered by the oil.

Further reading here: http://cecalaveras.ucdavis.edu/garlic.htm or http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/food-...lic-ail_e.html

I find heads of garlic left out on a shelf will last for 2 months no problem - no green centres or sprouts - and as chemgoddess said, just whack the clove with a knife and it's good to go.
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Re: Crushed Garlic

thanks everyone,
found some today at Coop Sihlcity. I know it's a bit lazy but i use it in cooking back home quite often.
Thanks again
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