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Today’s Garlic Moment: Garlic Bread Bruschetta

Attention all foodies! Make sure you check out today’s garlic moment – dedicated to delicious garlic bread! Plus, as an added bonus, we took the recipe one step further and are teaching you how to make bruschetta!

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Garlic Remedies

Not only is garlic delicious in any recipe, but it has actually been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for many illnesses and to treat different types of infections. It helps to reduce blood pressure, cure a cold, remove warts and has even been linked to helping prevent cancer. When you feel as though your eyebrows aren’t growing in properly, rub a little garlic on the area they are known to begin growing again. Garlic is also useful for treating ear infection, and when crushed into paste and added into olive oil, the mixture can be used as ear drops to clean ears out and eliminate any pain. Garlic can help open your nasal passageway and strengthens the body’s immune system. Furthermore, if rubbed on the tips of fingernails, it strengthens them and adds a natural shine! Garlic is such a fascinating and versatile food!

Have you ever tried any of these remedies? Do you know of any garlic secrets?

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Source: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/garlic-herbal-remedies.htm

Garlic Myths, Superstitions, and Folklore

Here at the Garlic Headquarters we love reading about garlic and all the crazy things people have used it for throughout history! We wanted to share with you some of our favourite garlic tales:

– In the past, braided garlic was hung up to drive away evil spirits. Brides-to-be were “beaten” with garlic stalks to protect them from future illness and ensure that they bore healthy children.

– In the middle age, garlic was worn around the neck to keep werewolves at bay, and was hung above doorways to guard against evil forces.

– Dreaming that there is “garlic in the house” is supposedly lucky; to dream about eating garlic means you will discover hidden secrets.

– Roman soldiers ate garlic to inspire them and give them courage. Because the Roman generals believed that garlic gave their armies courage, they planted fields of garlic in the countries they conquered, believing that courage was transferred to the battlefield.

– Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate — a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth, or for protection from demons. The garlic was supposed to the evil spirits and cause them to lose their way.

– The Koreans of old ate pickled garlic before passing through a mountain path, believing that tigers disliked it.

– Garlic and onions were invoked as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.

– During the reign of King Tut, fifteen pounds of garlic would buy a healthy male slave. Indeed, when King Tut’s tomb was excavated, there were bulbs of garlic found scattered throughout the rooms.

– In Mohammed’s writings, he equates garlic with Satan when he describes the feet of the Devil as he was cast out of the Garden of Eden. Where his left foot touched the earth, garlic sprang up, while onion emerged from the footprint of his right foot.

– European folklore gives garlic the ability to ward off the “evil eye”. Central European folk beliefs considered garlic a powerful ward against devils, werewolves, and vampires. To ward off vampires, garlic could be worn on one’s person, hung in windows, or rubbed on chimneys and keyholes. When diseases caused by mosquito bites were considered “The touch of the vampire,” garlic came in handy as a mosquito repellent.

Pretty cool, isn’t it? We want know – fact or fiction? What do you think about these stories??

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Sources: http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/10/garlic_superstitions_folklore.html, http://www.hammergarlic.com/myths.htm

Today’s Garlic Moment: Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Butter Sauce

Our roasted potato recipe is so simple but we can’t get enough of it! Check it out!

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Garlic in Other Countries

Hello Garlic enthusiasts!

Garlic is a way of life, so much so that it has been used by many cultures for thousands of years. It is, as you may know one of the oldest horticultural crops in history. The list of cultures goes on and on but here are some particularly interesting uses of garlic throughout historical cultures:

Tracing back nearly 5000 years ago, Egyptians relied on the properties of garlic in order for workers and slaves, building the great pyramids, to increase their strength and stamina, all while keeping them immune from disease. The Egyptians even used garlic to hide secret affairs. Unfaithful husbands would chew on a clove to disguise any scent left by their mistresses. Talk about a cover up!

Ancient Indians sought out garlic for medicinal purposes however at the same time deemed it as an aphrodisiac. Due to its believed properties, monks steered clear due to its ability to arise passions. The Vikings and Ancient Romans took doses of garlic for medicinal purposes as well.

During the time of the Ancient Greeks, garlic was known to be a plant of the common folk. The upper class wouldn’t dare to eat a clove at the risk of smelling like the lower class. However it was mentioned in Homer’s famous Odyssey and was even mentioned in Greek mythology.

Today garlic isn’t avoided as it was in some cultures a long time ago. In modern times, countries have embraced the stink! And with good reason too, they were definitely missing out before. Currently Mediterranean countries use it in aioli (a mixture of eggs, olive oil and garlic). The Russian wet their palettes with pickled garlic shoots as an appetizer. Italians keep their kitchens stocked with garlic for pastas, bread, bruschetta and more. And the Chinese don’t dare to skip the garlic in their ginger stir-fries.

Do you know any interesting facts about the uses of Garlic in different countries? What does your family do?

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Sources: http://www.lazymanandhealth.com/garlic-history/, http://www.herballegacy.com/Motteshard_History.html, http://www.kew.org/plant-cultures/plants/garlic_history.html