Mystery Garlic Cloves
I was no sooner off the plane in Portugal, after 20+ hours of travelling, when I found myself begging my mother and sister, to let me accompany them to the local supermarket [Modelo] instead of taking the catnap they suggested I needed.
I was a little spaced out, what with the jet-lag and all, but something unusual caught my eye and I dropped it in the trolley for further investigation. I thought I had discovered some kind of interesting garlic type indigenous to Portugal, but when we arrived back at the villa and I studied the carton more carefully, I realised (if my translation abilities are to be trusted), that these little weirdos had come all the way from China.
Uh-oh, I hope they aren't genetically modified or something unnatural like that?
I used these orbical self-contained garlic cloves to flavour salad dressings and marinade meats over the next few days, finding the results to be much the same as a regular garlic clove for the main part. Except, they are a little easier to peel and they look kind of cute...
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© 2008 Sam Breach Mystery Garlic Cloves