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Old 06-21-2008, 11:41 AM
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I just discovered that the net tubes that the garlic bulbs come in can be cut up and used to cover your cotton reels to stop the dang things unravelling. Donīt know if you get them in the States though.
Trouble is I have now got more garlic than I can use in 2 months. :lol: :lol:

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Old 06-21-2008, 12:05 PM
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Hey Elle...I was only talking to Rachel yesterday about finding something to do that with...who's a clever girl then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:17 PM
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Me Me Me ..... :lol:

We just had a bit of a scare here. Fire engines starting flying down the road, thought at first it was to do with the big beach party going on there are literally thousands on the beach between Nerja and as far as the eye can see but then thought the fires donīt get lit till the evening. Must have been a bit of farm land. there were 3 helicoptors flying overhead for 2 hours. Thank goodness its over. Saw a fire here when I first moved and it scared me half to death the Olive Trees were just exploding, its so dry it spreads real fast.


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Old 06-21-2008, 01:17 PM
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Yeah, netting works great on metallic threads too!
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:40 PM
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if you go to the florist shop they get lily's that are wraped in a net that works great also.
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My mother used to peel and chop up all her garlic put it in a canning jar and cover the top with olive oil - which makes a seal, and then put on the lid, and into the fridge, I don't think she canned it. That helps it keep longer than if you'd just let the bulb sit on your counter. when you need the garlic you've jar'd just use a spoon or measure to reach down past the oil to scoop out the garlic.

Here in FL the only garlic that comes in the mesh, are the garlic braids, I'm not sure if you could tie it down small enough to work on the spools, but I'll try it the next time I buy a garlic braid! :D That transparent thread never comes of the spool properly!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
My mother used to peel and chop up all her garlic put it in a canning jar and cover the top with olive oil - which makes a seal, and then put on the lid, and into the fridge, I don't think she canned it. That helps it keep longer than if you'd just let the bulb sit on your counter. when you need the garlic you've jar'd just use a spoon or measure to reach down past the oil to scoop out the garlic.

Here in FL the only garlic that comes in the mesh, are the garlic braids, I'm not sure if you could tie it down small enough to work on the spools, but I'll try it the next time I buy a garlic braid! :D That transparent thread never comes of the spool properly!
Thanks for that tip ElizabethA. Will be trying that one. I wondered if it was he same system in America. We buy 4 bulbs in a tube or just by the Kilo here.

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Hey Elle- yikes... that fire sounds very scary... glad it is over... phew...:):)
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Originally Posted by Cathy M
Hey Elle- yikes... that fire sounds very scary... glad it is over... phew...:):)
Yes, it is really scary when we have fires here, Its like a tinderbox, only needs a cigerette but out of a moving car. but if the Fire Brigade (Bomberos) canīt do the trick they are very quick to bring in the helicopters. But they were so close to the house, thought they were coming in for coffee. :D

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Locally we can buy it by the pound (as a bulb), or in a two pack, but no one ever buys it that way so the quality is low for those. And very rarely you can find a garlic braid. Oh how I miss the famers market in Arkansas! When I lived there we used harvest them and as soon as they were dried enough we would braid the "stalks", my mother would even tuck in dried flowers they were simply beautiful.

I've wanted a braid to use since before my daughter was born, and found one this spring (strange time to find them it seemed to me) and I was looking at it today, I'm getting low again! :D It is a joy to pull off an entire bulb and stick it in chicken noodle soup or the like if anything is going around.

My mom swears by proccessing the garlic the way I told you, maybe she likes not getting the oil on her when she presses it. Personally I prefer it fresh, but it only keeps so long. :D
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