Do you remember me complaining about the flu and the awful ear infection I got because of it? I broke down and went to the doctor for antibiotics. The antibiotics never got rid of the infection completely, and I thought that my body would do the rest. Well here it is three weeks later and I still have some pain. Did you know that ear infections are nothing to mess with? (I should go back to the doctor.) They can dissolve the thin bone between the inner ear and the brain and cause menningitis. Thanks to my honey for finding this info for me.
Anyways, knowing how good garlic is and wanting to improve my immune system, how garlic is an antibiotic, helps the heart and lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure-I decided to start eating more garlic. I roasted a bulb last night and ate it all, except the two cloves I gave my honey. I'm going to roast another one tonight. I know that raw garlic is the best for you, but I have a hard time eating it raw. The last time I ate roasted garlic, I smelled like speghetti for about four days. Maybe its psychosymatic, but I feel better this morning and I don't have any pain.
To roast garlic, I peel the outer skin off, cut down about an inch to open the ends of the cloves, put some butter and a little salt on top. Then I put it on tin foil, into a muffin pan and wrap it up in the tin foil. I roast it at about 350 for up to half an hour. Cool it for a bit, and then eat it right out of the foil. I love garlic.
I planted a couple of pounds of garlic last fall and I sure hope that it grows well. I'll bet set for the next year! I'll be so healthy and smelly!