And maybe this isn't exactly life-changing, but I'm pretty darn excited about it.
I love garlic. I hate to peel garlic. I was listening to a podcast of "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" at the gym yesterday, and I heard Martha Stewart share this gem. Incidentally, listening to "Wait Wait" at the gym can get you some funny looks. I guess normal people don't bust out laughing while lifting weights or buzzing along on an elliptical machine.
Anyway, according to Ms. Stewart, this is the best way to peel an entire head of garlic:
First, get your garlic. Also, give your toddler a snack cup of Cheerios to buy yourself some time.
|The last head of garlic from last summer's garden. Sad.|
Next, get two mixing bowls of approximately the same size.
Put your garlic into one of the bowls.
Put the other bowl on top of the first, like a lid.
Hang onto the rims and shake. There is no picture of this step because I have yet to grow a third arm. That would be handy, though. Ha.
You only need to shake for a minute, maybe less. Admire the results.
Amazing! Separate the cloves from the chaff.
Now I just need to think of something to do with two heads of garlic. I was so jazzed to test this trick out last night, that this is the second head of garlic I've peeled.
Anyway, this may not change your life, but hopefully it will make it a little easier. Or maybe you knew this little trick all along, but you never told me, in which case, why? Why would you hide such an amazing tidbit of knowledge from me?