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  • "Shrimp Scampi" to make at home
    "Shrimp Scampi" to make at home
    It's a favorite activity to go out to eat! When you gather friends and family together with good food, it's always like a party. Many people enjoy eating in Italian restaurants so that they can indulge in pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti. In...
  • Seasoned salt you make yourself
    Seasoned salt you make yourself
    Since many of us are cooking outdoors this summer, one item you have to have on hand is salt. Even if you're not grilling out, salt is still a much needed staple. Sometimes, I find that I would like for salt to do more than just add taste and...
  • Garlic scapes
    Garlic scapes, also known as green garlic
    Garlic scapes are the "flower stalks" of hard neck garlic plants, although they do not produce flowers. These stalks start to appear a month or so after the first leaves and are typically cut off to allow the garlic bulb to grow larger...
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    National Garlic Day tidbits, recipe and how-to
    Hooray, it’s National Garlic Day! What in the world would we do without garlic? This 7,000-year old bulb is technically named Allium sativum, a species in the onion genus, Allium. Since it's a cousin to the onion, it is in the same...
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    National Garlic Day means free garlic fries at Gordon Biersch
    Garlic that little pungent bulb has it's own day of observance. April 19 is National Garlic Day and to celebrate the "stinking rose" Gordon Biersch will celebrate National Garlic Day by offering guests a free, regular-sized order of...
  • Garlic bread fresh from the oven
    Garlic bread, fresh and homemade
    With all the cold weather much of the nation has been endured in recent weeks, many people have been enjoying foods that are hot and satisfying. One of the most popular foods for cold weather is Italian food, such as spaghetti and lasagna. And...
  • Spicy foods
    Why eating spicy food can benefit your health
    Many of us add black or white pepper to our meals, either during the cooking process, or as a table condiment. But perhaps we should be looking at increasing our intake of other common spices, which have been shown through clinical tests,...
  • Celebrate Puccini with Garlic
    Celebrate Puccini with Garlic!
    Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini was born on December 22, 1858, in the ancient city of Lucca, Tuscany. Among his most popular compositions are the operas La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.Having lived most of his life in Tuscany, it is only...
  • Garlic love
    For the love of garlic
    Garlic lovers know that they are doing something good for their body. Yes we all know that garlic can be quite aromatic but what a wonder food it is. Yes stinky garlic is a wonderful food that has medicinal properties that have been known for many...
  • Garlic
    Garlic planting time
    Garlic has broad spectrum antibiotic properties. You do not have to worry about bacteria becoming resistant to garlic - it can be used over and over again without fear of developing an untreatable organism. It also has antioxidant properties which...
  • Healthy Choices: Garlic can help lower blood pressure
    Healthy Choices: Garlic can help lower blood pressure
    Healthy living begins with making healthy choices, selecting healthy foods, preparing healthy meals and consuming correct portion sizes.Make healthy choices, enjoy eating garlic. According to Holistic Nutritionist Karen Roth, "Studies have...
  • Put some ‘shrimp on the barbie’ or not: Garlic grilled or smoked shrimp satay
    Put some ‘shrimp on the barbie’ or not: Garlic grilled or smoked shrimp satay
    A light and succulent appetizer for a meal or a barbecue is a satay or a few shrimp to start you off while you wait for the main course to be served. This shrimp recipe can be cooked indoors or outdoors depending upon the weather or how your menu...
  • Garlic roasting creates a mellow flavor: Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection
    Garlic roasting creates a mellow flavor: Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection
    Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that are so very healthy and provide much needed vitamins to everyone. Unfortunately most people pass them up because of their unique and earthy flavor. Now you can unleash their taste and infuse it...
  • Polenta that is organic is a vesatile base for healthy ingredients
    Spicy polenta with toppings
    Farm to market type stores carry polenta in a plastic wrap as a roll which makes it incredibly easy to slice, cook, and top with delicious sauces and healthy veggies. This cornmeal delight is surprisingly low in carbohydrates and high in vitamins...
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    Garlic use throughout history and around the world
    Garlic, or the stinking rose, tends to draw strong reactions out of people who love or hate the herb/vegetable. It is known for it's pungent aroma, and is commonly used in most dishes the way salt and pepper are added for flavor. Garlic,...
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