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Old 08-26-2005, 05:51 PM   #11
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garlic party at Constance's!!!!! don't anyone bring mouthwash.
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Old 08-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #12
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garlic party at Constance's!!!!! don't anyone bring mouthwash.
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Old 08-26-2005, 06:18 PM   #13
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Hehehe!
If we all eat it, we won't mind, Mudbug! By the way, y'all can call me Connie if you like.
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Old 08-27-2005, 06:41 AM   #14
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Another way to roast garlic is by the 'comfit' method; a little more work, but you get a chance to infuse more flavors - and end up with some great olive oil!

For this, the garlic cloves have to be peeled and left whole (I confess to buying a good brand of the sort already peeled in jars!). Butter a shallow casserole dish (a small oval gratin dish works great), put the garlic cloves in, add salt and pepper, and a few sprigs of fresh thyme; cover with olive oil. Bake in a 325 oven, covered with foil, for about an hour - til the cloves are butter-soft. Cooking this way will not give you the 'golden brown' look that roasting garlic in its 'shell' will give; the cloves will be white, but completely soft. If you want a little brown, take the foil off and let them roast a little longer.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:30 PM   #15
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marmalady, that sounds great. I use too much garlic and olive oil, so I'm loving the sound of that.
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Old 09-09-2005, 05:36 AM   #16
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marmalady, that sounds great. I use too much garlic and olive oil, so I'm loving the sound of that.
My dear, one can never use too much garlic and olive oil!
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:15 AM   #17
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About once a month, we do an Italian Pasta Bar at the country club I work at. I'm the lucky person that gets to work it. Basically, it's like an omellette bar, just Italian goodies with pasta and sauces that I saute together. There is also an Italian buffet.

About 6 weeks ago, we were doing one of these, when one of the waitstaff came up and told me she had just received a complaint from a lady, that I was using to much garlic, they could smell it, and were allergic to it. The waittress, my chef, and I, all agreed, that there really wasn't much we could do, as this was an ITALIAN buffet, and EVERYTHING has garlic in it.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:39 AM   #18
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What did she expect, for goodness sake??!!

Honestly, some people would complain if you hung'em with a new rope.
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:03 PM   #19
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Unfortunately I am surrounded by people who either claim to be allergic to garlic or dislike it (GF and DH and MIL) so when I want it I have to cook it when DH is traveling and even then sometimes he complains that he can smell it when he comes home.

Divorce is not an option (though it has been considered for this very reason) besides not willing to divorce my dear friend!

One solution is to roast it on the BBQ! No smell in the house and with the foil method it works wonderfully!

I cannot imagine anybody being allergic to garlic!
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:36 PM   #20
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My chef laughed when I told him what had happened.

Since I work at a country club, not a regular restaurant, things are a bit different. We can't really tell the members "no", unless we are truly out-of-stock on something, and Lord help us if that happens. We have one lady that "thinks" she's allergic to all seasonings. A couple weeks ago, I had an order come back for a Creme Brulee, split onto two plates. Not possible! It would ruin the dessert. I gave them two spoons instead. We also have one or two waitresses that just don't get a couple things. One of them is notorious for ordering things that either we don't have, or would have to make "on the fly", and she usually does this during the peak of the dinner rush. A couple days ago, she ordered a couple omellettes during the dinner rush. She's also known for ordering Bearnaise sauce during the peak of business (without checking that we have any, and it takes a little bit to make).
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