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★~ Today’s Quote: He had us make some toast points, and he told us to crush the (slow-roasted) garlic out of its skin and spread it on the toast along with the chicken. Roasting tamed the garlic and gave it a lovely taste. It was absolutely delicious.~ Julia Child
Family, friends, and bread lovers: today we celebrate garlic! Dust off that box of garlic decorations stowed in the closet and display them proudly. Then, eat whole cloves of garlic as you would apples, plant garlic, and finally, slaughter vampires! Or, for another way to celebrate, spread the word by having some garlic for breakfast and asking your near and dear in an up-front, close and personal sort of way… Did you know today was Garlic Day? I don’t think spreading the word will be hard. Needless to say, at tonight’s dinner, offer a toast to the spicy goodness of garlic.
★~ Today in History
♥~1956 – Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco on this day. The beloved U.S. actress from Philadelphia married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a storybook wedding. More than 1,500 radio, TV, newspaper and magazine reporters were on hand for the event in Monaco, as were most of the citizens of the tiny country
♥~1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left.
♥~1981 – The first major-league baseball team to win 11 straight games at the beginning of a season was the Oakland A’s. Win number 11 came with a few fireworks, as a brawl or two became a part of a 6-1 victory over Seattle in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, however, Seattle ended the A’s win streak with a 3-2 win.
♥~1988 – Former singer and one half of Sonny and Cher; Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs.
♥~ 1979 – Kate Hudson actress: Almost Famous, 200 Cigarettes, Dr. T & the Women, The Cutting Room, Four Feathers, Le Divorce ; daughter of actress Goldie Hawn
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Garlic contains 17 amino acids. Amino acids are essential to nearly every bodily function.
♥~ Garlic, along with onions and chives, is a member of the lily family.
♥~ Pliny the Elder, c.23-79 AD, historian, scientist and pharmacologist, claimed that taking garlic with coriander and neat wine was a powerful Roman aphrodisiac.
♥~ I n medieval times, garlic was regarded as an antidote to drunkenness and overeating.
♥~ Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic.
♥~ Approximately 90 percent of the garlic grown in the United States is grown in California.
♥~ For the prevention of sunburn, field workers in the Mediterranean regions would rub slices of garlic on their lips and noses. Taken internally, crushed garlic will give relief to colds, coughs and whooping cough. Painful corns can be soothed by rubbing garlic on them.
♥~ Egyptian slaves built the pyramids on a diet of garlic, bread and water.
♥~ Garden tip: The next time aphids are attacking your roses try spraying them with a mixture of crushed garlic and water…watch them drop
♥~ When the French joined a Soviet space mission in late 1986, their menus caused an international stir. The French would not go into space without garlic and apparently the ventilation system couldn’t dispel the aromas quickly enough for Soviet spacemen–which led to some interesting diplomatic talks
As far as I can tell from my extensive El Morno garlic research, about the only thing garlic can’t do is deter dogs from sniffing out what they are meant to sniff out. So just keep that in mind when you cross the border—the hounds will sniff past that garlic clove quicker than you can say Scooby Doo.
The many uses for garlic include: cooking, roasting, treating acne, repelling mosquitoes, and protecting pets and gardens. Garlic can be used as fish bait, glue, facial cleanser, cough syrup, an aphrodisiac, or an antibiotic for cuts and scrapes. It can also relieve ear aches, reduce stomach acids, lower blood pressure, help to prevent heart attacks, and protect us from evil.
My research can only lead me to conclude that garlic is amazing. However, I am telling you right now, after hearing for my whole life that “you are what you eat”—no matter how good it is for me—garlic is off my food list!
Well!! So tell me how do you like garlic? Do you have a favorite way of using garlic? I’m just curious! Odd Loves Company!