Going into the archives here…  There are a lot of interesting garlic facts to learn.  Places we’ve been that the good ‘ol garlic bulb has taken us.  Health Benefits of Garlic, show tips……
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Random Garlic Facts

If you live in the US the majority of the garlic sold in grocery stores comes from China. But did you know there is a 377% tariff on all fresh garlic being imported from China?

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Why the extra duty?

Back in the early nineties China tried to take control of the US market by selling their exports at rock bottom prices. This approach took market share away from Mexico, Argentina, and domestic growers. So the Fresh Garlic Growers Association of America filed an anti-dumping petition and won their case. The ensuing 377% percent tariff staved off the Chinese for a few years but a loop hole in the legislation allowed them to creep back into the US market.

Chinese growers are able to ship through other countries and then into the US thus avoiding the tax. Today the Fresh Garlic Growers association are trying to get the legislation amended to close this loop hole but have had no luck. Today China accounts for 75% of all garlic imported into the US.

So my advice is to buy locally if you can. The garlic will last longer and taste fresher!!

(Or grow your own, see previous postings for advice of how to grow your own garlic)

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Random Garlic Facts

USA is the largest importer of garlic in the world. The 2009 totals for garlic(fresh and dried) imported to the USA was nearly 121,500 (metric tons) valued at an estimated 95.6 million dollars.

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China accounts for 92% of all US garlic imports followed by Mexico and Argentina.

On the other hand the US exported 5,670 (metric tons) of fresh garlic to both Canada and Mexico. That’s a big difference. It is to be noted that the annual export for US garlic has been gradually dropping since 1997.

FACT – Garlic is Alkaline not Acidic.  This is good news for us because it raises our body’s PH level thereby helping to thwart off bacteria, diseases and cancer.  However, if you expose it to your skin for long periods of time it will actually burn you, your skin will peel.

FACT – We used the same three Garlic Chops to shred 1200 bulbs of garlic at The National Home Show, that’s over 150lbs of garlic in 10 days! AND, we’ve been using the same three Garlic Chops from tradeshow to tradeshow for the past year chopping up close to 10,000 bulbs of garlic! Try doing that with your garlic press!!

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What is garlic?

First off, garlic is a vegetable. Its origins are believed to be central Asia. In Latin, Allium Sativum belongs to the onion family, thus its strong pungent taste and smell. You may also be familiar with some of garlic’s cousins: leeks, onions, chives and shallots… all potent and very healthy! Garlic health benefits include: lowering blood pressure (blood thinner) and cholesterol levels.

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Garlic is a common addition to many dishes for all walks of life on all five continents. It grows under the ground and forms a bulb. It is usually planted about half finger deep under the soil (root facing down, pointy tip facing up) in the fall, around November. It will start to grow in April and be ready for harvest around August when the stock is half green, half browned.

The individual cloves that you peel from the garlic bulb are used to grow another bulb. A bulb of garlic has 6, 8, 10, 12 or more cloves. Garlic cloves can be skinned, peeled, chopped, sliced, minced, grated, roasted, fried, cooked, boiled or even eaten raw (although not advisable).

A garlic press will squeeze a lot of the juices out and this is usually the first thing to burn off in the pan. I use The Garlic ChopTM to mince my garlic. Once minced, the exposed garlic and it’s juices oxygenate and create a substance called Allicin. This is the stuff that makes garlic so pungent giving its many health benefits.
After being exposed for about 5min, maximum potency is reached but will decline in about an hour if left on the counter. Eating 2-3 cloves per day is reasonable, although it is not uncommon for some people eat bulbs of garlic daily.

Garlic is grown world wide, with China being the number one producer. World production has increased over the last decade. In 2008, the top ten garlic producing nations producing over 16million tonnes of garlic!

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GARLIC HEALTH BENEFITS #33

Garlic health benefits vary.  It is generally known for preventing high cholesterol, blood pressure and cancer.  It can even help regulate your blood/sugar levels.  It is known for its anti-viral, bacterial and fungal properties.  Make no mistake, it will burn peel your finger skin off if you chop 100’s of garlic bulbs a week! Alkaline foods, like garlic, prevent cancers and diseases from thriving.

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Try placing some crushed garlic on a wart, then cover it with a band-aid over night. A substance called Allicin is formed after being chopped.  This will help burn the wart off.  Also great for Athletes Foot and colds when injested.

You can even add a clove of garlic to your mouthwash to fight off bad germs, but I don’t think it would taste too good.  Your friends might not like you anymore.  And, believe it or not, in WWI and WWII garlic was used as an antiseptic to inhibit gangrene.

High in anti-oxidants, garlic can help reduce the amount of free radicals in our body, thereby boosting your immune system.  Garlic also has anti-biotic properties.

Vitamins you can find in garlic are: C, B6, manganese and selenium.  Some people may not be interested in any garlic health benefits… they just want to eat it because tastes great in a whole lot of dishes, cooked or raw.

Garlic will hurt if it is thrown at you!  At tradeshows, sometimes we throw garlic at each other in between garlic chopping demonstrations to amuse ourselves.  It started getting dangerous so we had to stop.  This one time…………..

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Garlic Health Benefits #21

Garlic is commonly eaten cooked, fried, baked, roasted, glazed and even raw.

At one of the tradeshows we were demonstrating how The Garlic ChopTM worked.  And, along comes this cute little 9 year old girl (with her parents) and starts eating raw peeled garlic cloves.  She was even polite enough to ask!  “Can I eat some of your garlic?”  and her mom says “she does this all the time”.  I cringed when I saw her eat it raw.  I was so impressed, I figured if she can do this, so can I…. so, later that night I proceeded in eating a big clove of garlic.

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Oh man, it hurt later on.  How that little girl did it was beyond my understanding.  You see, some of the garlic health benefits are that garlic is not Acidic as some may think, it is Alkaline on the PH scale.  This is yet another reason why garlic is healthy for you.  Always make sure you are consuming lots of alkaline foods.  This will help prevent cancers and diseases from thriving in your body.  Things like ketchup and vinegar are acidic.  So, just eat more garlic!

In addition, garlic contains Allicin, a substance that can cause us humans intestinal and digestive tract problems if eaten raw.  And don’t let your pets eat it raw, it could be their last meal.

Another time a couple came by our booth.  The woman told me how she had to take her husband to the hospital because he was eating too much garlic.  You see, she said he chews it and stores it in the side of his mouth, making his cheek bulge out like a chipmunk.  He almost put a hole through the side of his mouth!  This is not one of garlic’s health benefits.  Can you believe that??  But that’s another story………..

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Come see us at the 2010 International Housewares Show

2010 International Home + Housewares Show Location, Dates & Times

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Booth#6126
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Sunday, March 14
8:30am – 5:30pm* Monday, March 15
8:30am – 5:30pm* Tuesday, March 16
8:30am – 5:00pm

We’ll be show casing our garlic chop, garlic peel, and garlic keep products.

See you there!!

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Come and See us at the National Home Show

Koopeh Designs will be at the National Home Show. Booth 4374

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We’ll be offering some amazing deals on Garlic bundles. Discounted prices for the Garlic Chop, Garlic Peel, and Garlic Keeper.


Location
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto, ON
416-263-3000

Dates + Hours 

Friday,           February 19
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm
Saturday,       February 20
10:00 am
 –
9:00 pm
Sunday,         February 21
10:00 am
 –
6:00 pm
Monday,        February 22
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  Mommies Day!
Tuesday,       February 23
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  
Wednesday,  February 24
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  
Thursday,      February 25
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  Girls Night Out!
Friday,          February 26
11:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  
Saturday,      February 27
10:00 am
 –
9:00 pm  
Sunday,        February 28
10:00 am
 –
6:00 pm

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Garlic Tip #22

Let’s talk about health and why garlic is so good for you.

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It’s because it is packed with such nutrients as:

 Vitamin A – Good for eye sight. Skin health. Immune function.

Vitamin C – Prevents scurvy (dirty pirates!!). A wonderful antioxidant. Strengthens immune system

Phosphorus – Strengthens living cells (helps with transportation)

Potassium – is necessary for the function of living cells

There a bunch of others also. But when I tried to research I couldn’t for the life of me understand what they do or how they do it.

Let’s just say garlic is good for you. Try and eat a good garlic recipe every day. Never use a garlic press. Use a garlic chopper they work much better.

There you have it!!

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Garlic Tip #6

Storing Garlic is important. Freshness is best-ness. But it can all depending  on the type of garlic you buy.

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If you buy garlic grown in China it will not last as long locally or domestically grown garlic. Here’s why……..

The garlic is picked, packed, and shipped by truck or train from in land China all the way to a seaside port where it is stored while waiting to be booked onto a vessel. The vessel takes roughly 23 days to ship across the pacific to a port in the U.S. or Canada. It is then stored while waiting to be transported inland to various destinations via truck or train. These destinations may be local food distribution centers or terminals. Where the retailer picks up the garlic and delivers it right to the store or to another facility for storage. This process can take up to three months.

If you buy it in a sleeve of 3-5 bulbs and don’t store it properly it won’t last very long.

For best results you need to store garlic in a cool dark place at room temperature. I would suggest storing the garlic in a “Garlic Keeper”. The holes in the bottom allow the temperature to stay consistent with that of the room thus helping your garlic stay fresher longer.

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Garlic Tip# 98

The Garlic Press and why the Garlic Chop is better…………….

#1    When you use a press the garlic is the same size every time it passes through the tiny holes. But when we cook with garlic we need it to be different sizes for different cooking applications.  i.e. When frying garlic we want the chunks to be a little bigger so they don’t burn in a frying pan. (two-three turns of the chopper).
If you want to make a salad dressing or something like that you want the garlic to be very fine. Simply keep turning the chopper until you get the consistency you need.

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You can also make a paste by adding salt (sea salt or kosher salt works best) to the garlic while inside the chopper. The salt will pull the moister out of the garlic to create a paste which is perfect for garlic bread.

#2 The chop is easy to clean. Simply unscrew the plate and rinse in the sink but is dishwasher safe also. The garlic press is not (some higher end ones have self cleaning mechanisms however these units typically cost a minimum or $19.99 to $29.99) easy to clean, you need to pick the garlic out of the tiny holes.

#3 Price: I decent press is a minimum of $19.99 to $29.99. Chop is $9.99 –  $11.99

#4 Garlic juice. When you use the garlic press the juice gets squeezed out when you push the garlic through the screen. With the chop the juice stays within the small pieces of chopped garlic. All of the flavor crystals of the garlic are contained in the juice.

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Garlic Tip #34

Storing Garlic:  Garlic likes to be stored in a cool dark place. Ideally you want to use a clay or ceramic garlic keeper. Sometimes the cloves may sprout. If this happens don’t throw the garlic away. It simply means that the garlic will be less flavorful. The sprouts themselves contain strong flavor crystals and can be cut up and used in salads or stir frys.

 

Stratford Garlic Festival

I just want to give a big shout out to the folks at the Stratford Garlic Festival. It was a great show and the turnout was fantastic.

Our new products were well received and a great time was had by all.

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If you are looking to buy our products and you are in the Stratford / London area (Ontario) please visit our retail partner named:
Bradshaws
129 Ontario Street
Stratford Ontario
519 271 6283

Here are some pictures of the Festival

http://stratfordgarlicfestival.com/photos.html

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See us on the front cover Fall CGTA Magazine

Front cover of the Fall CGTA Magazine

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Our new product “The Garlic Peel” made it on the front cover of the Fall CGTA Magazine.

Koopeh’s new products The Garlic Peel and The Garlic Keep were showcased at the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association this passed August.

In addition to the front cover spread we also received a great write up on page 49 of the magazine.

If you are a Canadian retailer looking to purchase our products on a wholesale level please contact sales@koopeh.com or you can get in touch with our Canadian Distributor Fox Run Craftsmen Canada at 1-800-383-0122.

A big thank you to the gang at the CGTA magazine for some wonderful exposure!!

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Come and See us at the Stratford Garlic Festival this Saturday Sept 12th 2009


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Come and see us at the third annual Stratford Garlic Festival this Saturday September 12th at the Old Stratford Fairgrounds.

9am to 4pm 20 Glastonbury Drive (off Churchill Circle)

www.stratfordgarlicfestival.com

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ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT…Don’t miss out on seeing us at the Canadian Exhibition

The Canadian Exhibition in Toronto ends this coming Monday Sept 7th. Don’t miss out on some amazing deals!!

Booth 2842, Hall A in the Direct Energy Building

 

Come See Us at the Toronto Exhibition

Aug 21st to Sept 7th at the Toronto Ex. At the Toronto Exhibition grounds. Direct Energy Center Booth 2842 (Back wall beside Pro Garage and the Ice Cream Store)

We are show casing our new Garlic Peeler and Garlic Keeper. Come see us for special offers and bulk discounts.

 

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Koopeh Designs adds two new products to its lineup – The Garlic Keep and The Garlic Peeler

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• New garlic peeler makes its debut into Koopeh Designs lineup

• New garlic storage device makes its debut

• Koopeh Designs now has three new devices that store, mince, and peel garlic

TORONTO, ON., March 18 — Koopeh Designs today announced the debut of The Garlic Peel, a garlic peeler, and The Garlic Keep, a device that keeps garlic fresh, at the 2009 International Home and Housewares Show on March 22nd to 24th in Chicago. Both these products will complement the award-winning garlic mincer, The Garlic Chop.

The Garlic Peel is a tube-like device made of silicone that peels the skin off the garlic cloves. The user inserts garlic cloves inside the tube-like device, and then rubs outer layer between their hands or rubs the device against the table and using friction to peel the cloves. The Garlic Keep is a storage device made of ceramic with holes on the bottom to keep the garlic fresh. Both of these will complement The Garlic Chop which is made of polycarbonate. Garlic cloves can be inserted inside this device, and the user twists and turns the device to mince the cloves. All three devices are shaped like a garlic bulb which provides a clean, minimalist and visually appealing design.

“We are pleased to announce two complimentary tools for The Garlic Chop,” said Evan Ruzycky, founder, Koopeh Designs. “Now, we have devices that store, peel and mince garlic, and making the preparation of healthy food much easier.”

Upcoming Koopeh Designs showings:

March 22-24: Chicago, IL – 2009 International House and Housewares Show, McCormack Place

KoopehTM Designs founded in 2007 caters to a niche within the home improvements market. Its current products The Garlic ChopTM , The Garlic PeelTM and The Garlic KeepTM were designed to be visually appealing, functional and easy to use and clean. These innovative tools are sure to be ideal kitchen accessories. For more information visit http://www.koopeh.com/

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Come see us at the National Home Show

Koopeh Designs will be exhibiting The Garlic Chop at the upcoming National Home Show at the Direct Energy Ctr in Toronto Canada. Feb 20 2009 – Mar 01 2009.

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We’ll be located at booth#2407

Location
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto, ON
416-263-3000
Click here to map your route using google maps.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, is close to entertainment, shopping and hotels. Ample parking is available and transit is just a short walk away. Visit the Parking/Directions page on the website for more information.

Dates + Hours

Friday, February 20 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 21 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 22 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Monday, February 23 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Tuesday, February 24 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 26 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Friday, February 27 11:00 am 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 28 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 1 10:00 am 6:00 pm

See you there!!

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Canada AM : AM Kitchen : Chef Michael P. Clive with kitchen gadget gift ideas

From environmentally friendly pans to a garlic-shaped garlic press, a chef demonstrates a number of kitchen gadgets gift ideas.

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This was the heading from CTV’s Canada AM TV showwhere Chef Michael P. Clive demonstrated The Garlic Chop. Highlighting it at as one of this years “great gift ideas”……

<This was a big boost for us. See Even chef’s like to use The Garlic Chop.

Here is the link to the CTV website where you can view the clip..

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/holiday-guide/#clip121739

Good times.

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The Garlic Chop Heads to the Home Show!

 

Thinking Of Growing Your Own Garlic?

If you are planning on growing your own garlic this year, you should start thinking about planting it soon because the Fall is the best time to plant garlic! Here are some quick tips on growing your own garlic from the folks at Garlic Chop HQ.

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The fall is when many gardeners will start to plant bulbs for tulips, daffodils and crocuses so that these bulbs will bloom in the spring. Garlic is a bulb too, and so if you’re thinking of growing your own garlic so you always have some on hand to add to your recipes, now is the time to get started! You can normally buy garlic bulbs for planting in your local gardening center, but if you can’t find any there you can even try planting store bought garlic that has started to sprout some green shoots at the top. The problem is that this type of garlic might have been treated just to stop it growing these shoots – after all – you don’t really want to eat green shoots with your garlic, do you! You can try a local farmer’s market and ask some of the people selling garlic to give you some advice on the best types of bulb to plant, and the internet is also a great resource for finding out where you can buy garlic plants to grow. You might be able to find mail-order garlic plants too.

If you’re planting garlic, do it in the fall before it gets too cold and plant your garlic in a place that will get plenty of sun. Separate the garlic into cloves and make sure that the root is pointing down and the tip is pointed up. Push the garlic cloves down two or three inches into the soil and make sure you leave each garlic clove about a half a foot from the others. In case you were wondering, a pH neutral soil is the best, and one that is quite loamy (which means the soil has some sand, silt, and clay in it). If it gets very cold in your area, you can use a layer of straw over your planted garlic to protect it from the frost. If your garlic plants are doing well, remember to harvest them in late spring or early summer. Then all you need is a Garlic Chop, to chop that garlic quickly and easily to use in all your garlic recipes!

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Tim Hortons Introduces Garlic Toast!

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Many of you garlic lovers out there will have seen that Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnuts chain, is now offering garlic toast along with their homestyle chili – it’s what chili lovers want! But what if you’re a chili lover AND a garlic lover AND you want to enjoy some garlic toast with your chili at home?

Well here at the Garlic Chop HQ, we have a solution – a delicious recipe for home made, homestyle garlic toast – with extra garlic! And we’re going to go one better than Tim Hortons and add a tasty two-cheese mix to our garlic creation to make the ultimate garlic ‘n’ cheese toast experience. You can find out how to make this yummy snack in our Garlic Recipes section – just click here: for the garlic toast recipe

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These are some really great recipes that you can learn from. So, get your mitts on and head into the kitchen. Browse through some of these and maybe with our help your dish will become the hit of the eavening:
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Garlic Recipe for Garlic Steak Spice

A perfectly marinated steak grilled on a BBQ is one of my favourite things in the world. Typically I like to use a charcoal BBQ for the extra flavour it brings out in the meat but gas will work also.

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Garlic Recipe item preparation list:
3 Teaspoons coarse salt
1 and a half Teaspoons black pepper
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Teaspoon paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (to taste) – this gives heat
2 Teaspoons Chopped garlic (Chopped in The Garlic Chop(tm))

Instructions for making wonderful Honey Roasted Garlic Chicken garlic recipe:
– Mix dry ingredients and add chopped Garlic, chop fine and make a paste.
– Rub into steaks and let stand for 30 minutes.
– Grill steaks 3-5 minutes a side.
– Tent Steaks under foil for 5-7 minutes
Booya!!

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Garlic Recipe for Garlic Dipping Sauce

This garlic recipe is great for entertaining. It may be a better idea to use this for indoor parties where the temperature is milder as opposed to being outside in the Summer time.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:
Half a cup of mayo
Half a cup of plain yogurt
One TBL Spoon of Vinegar
A few pinches of salt
2-4 cloves of crushed garlic (use a Garlic Chop not a Garlic Press otherwise it won’t taste the same)

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic dipping sauce:
– Mix all ingredients into a bowl
– Serve with vegetable sticks or sliced flat bread.

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Garlic Recipe for Garlic Bruschetta

This is a lovely garlic recipe for a light (healthy) snack or if you want to serve a little appetizer before dinner.
Garlic recipe item preparation list:

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– Two cloves of garlic (chopped in the3 world famous Garlic Chop)
– Six Plum Tomatoes (diced)
– One Baguette sliced down the middle
– Two handfuls of mozzarella (grated)
– Three tablespoons of fresh basil
– Two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
– Three tablespoons of olive oil
– A pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic bruschetta:
– Stir the olive, basil, and vinegar together. Add in the tomatoes and sprinkle in the salt and pepper
– Heat the bread in the oven for approx 10mins until crispy
– Place the cheese and tomato mixture on the bread

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Honey Roasted Garlic Chicken

This garlic recipe is simply delicious. It only takes 45mins of cooking and 5min of prep time. A perfect garlic recipe for a busy family on the go….

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Garlic Recipe item preparation list:

2 pounds 1 kg chicken drumsticks (skinless)
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
1/4 cup (50 ml) cornstarch
1/3 cup (75 ml) soy sauce
1/4 cup (50 ml) liquid honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) rice or white vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced with the world famous Garlic Chop™ …..do not use a garlic press, if you do it will ruin the garlic recipe
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (30 ml) toasted sesame seeds

Instructions for making wonderful Honey Roasted Garlic Chicken garlic recipe:

– Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a clear glass baking dish
– Whisk milk and cornstarch together
– Place Chicken into the baking dish
-Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and garlic in another bowl
-Pour both bowls of whisked items evenly over the chicken
-Bake 25 minutes, stir on occasion. At 25min mark stir in the green onions and sprinkle the sesame seeds on the top.
-Bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer. Before removing please make sure chicken is cooked through and sauce is nice and thick.
Serve and eat. Works well with rice and vegetables.

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Garlic Recipe for Barely Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

A healthy choice!!

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Garlic Recipe item preparation list:

– One bag or 10oz of dry spinach
– Three to four tablespoons of virgin olive oil
– 10 cloves of garlic (chopped, do not use a garlic press!!)
– 15-20 cherry tomatoes
– Sea salt

Instructions for making this wonderful Barely Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes:

– heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic until soft
– put heat to low and add spinach.
– turn spinach frequently to make sure they are coated with oil. Do not cook the leaves.
– stir in the tomatoes and salt and pepper until warm
– remove from pan and serve

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Garlic Recipe for Jalapeno Garlic Salsa

This garlic recipe has some kick to it so beware.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:

– Three Jalapeno Peppers
– Four Garlic cloves
– One can of stewed tomatoes
– Salt (to taste)
– One table spoon of lime juice
– One quarter cup of cilantro
– One half of a tea spoon of cumin powder

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for jalapeno garlic salsa:

Place garlic into a Garlic Chopper. Turn 4-5 five times to make sure garlic chopped.

Do not use a garlic press. A garlic press will not work for this recipe.

Core the peppers and chop finely.

Chop cilantro leaves.

Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir.

Delicious!!

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Garlic Recipe for Parmesan-Garlic Salad Dressing

This is a great low-cal garlic recipe for a salad dressing

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:
– Olive Oil (4 table spoons)
– Two table spoons of fresh Parmesan Cheese (grated)
– One table of lime juice
– Two garlic cloves (chopped in the garlic chop, do not use a garlic press)

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for parmesan garlic dressing:
Mix the above together in a bowl. Add to salad and mix.

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Garlic Recipe for the worlds most Amazing Garlic Glaze!!

If you like to BBQ this is a great recipe for you. Beef Kebabs, Chicken, Port, Vegetables, you name it. Here goes……
This is a two step recipe.

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Step Number One: Roast eight garlic cloves. ** Use a classic garlic roaster or wrap in foil
Step Number Two:

Garlic recipe item preparation list:

One cup orange and lemon juice (equal parts)
Roasted garlic cloves
One teaspoon of toasted cumin
One teaspoon of kosher or seasalt
Several pinches of black pepper
Several pinches of cayenne pepper
Three quarters of a cup of olive oil

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic glaze:

Blend everything except the olive oil
Once smooth slowly add the olive oil (while ingredients are being blended) until thick
Place in the refrigerator to set
Coat of Meat / Veges with a brush
Keep in the fridge when not in use

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Garlic Shrimp Recipe

If you are allergic to shrimp don’t make this garlic recipe. Go to pizza hut instead. To properly prepare this meal you will need a garlic chopper and a garlic peeler from Koopeh Designs. If not, this meal will taste bad and you may die from food poisoning.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:
A couple of pounds of shrimp (Peeled)
¼ cup of butter
A crap load of chopped garlic (do not use a garlic press) (min 5 cloves)
1/4 cup chopped (you can try using the garlic chop but it won’t work for parsley…bummer)
Lemon Juice (many squirts)
Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic shrimp:
Put butter in frying pan.
Add shrimp and garlic together and keep tossing for four or five mins.
Add the parsley and lemon.
Add a few pinches of salt to taste.
It goes well with rice and roasted veges.

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Garlic Recipe for Sweet Pickled Garlic

What can we say about pickling? Be patient!! It’s well worth the wait. You will need to let this garlic recipe site for about six months in order for all the flavor crystal to co-mingle properly.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:

Four to five bulbs of garlic.
One cup of sugar
Two cups of love
Two cups of red wine vinegar
Two cups of water
Two tablespoons of black pepper corns
Two dried Thai peppers (or some kid of equivalent type of pepper)

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for pickled garlic

Pull garlic apart but leave the skin on.
Put all garlic recipe ingredients into a single pot
Boil for ten minutes while stirring
Drop heat to medium and cook for another five minutes
Put the contents of the garlic recipe into a glass jar and seal tightly
Put in the fridge for six months

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Garlic Recipe for Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Chicken good!! Mushroom good!! Garlic good!!

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If you dig all three you will dg this meal. Moving on………………

Garlic recipe item preparation list:

Two large breasts of chicken
Two-Three cloves of garlic (chopped) (do not use a garlic press here. I repeat do not use a garlic press. You must use a garlic chop. Or this meal will suck)
120gm of mushrooms
Two tablespoons of butter
Handful of breadcrumbs Handful of chopped parsley and coriander
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic mushroom chicken:

Melt butter in a saucepan and add chopped mushrooms and chopped (non garlic pressed) garlic. Cook for eight minutes while stirring.
Add the herbs and salt and peeper to the garlic mushroom medley then add the breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs will solidify the medley and allow you to bind it together to form a paste like combination.
Slice the breasts in half on one side to create a pocket and place the garlic mushroom business inside. Seal with toothpicks around the edges.
Place the chicken into preheated oven (200C – 400F) and cook for 25-28minutes.

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Garlic Recipe for Garlic Asparagus

If we are forced to eat vegetables then let’s add a whack of garlic to boost the flavor crystal content. I like asparagus even it makes your pee smell funny.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:
Two-Three cloves of garlic (chopped) (do not use a garlic press here. I repeat do not use a garlic press. You must use a garlic chop. Or this meal will suck)
Two bunches of Asparagus. Edged and cut into one inch bits.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
Several pinches of crushed red pepper
A few drops of water
Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for Garlic Asparagus:
Put 3-4 tablespoons of EVO into a saucepan on medium heat.
Add the garlic and crushed red peppers
After one minute add the asparagus and water and cook for 5-6 minutes
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Garlic Recipe for Filipino style Garlic Chicken Adobo

My former partner’s wife who is of Filipino heritage makes this all the time. he hate it but doesn’t dare not tell her this. In fact if you see her please don’t mention this posting. She will punch him in the face.

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Garlic recipe item preparation list:

Four decent sized chicken breasts. Or if you are a dark meat lover use chicken legs or thighs

2 blubs of chopped garlic cloves ( do not use a garlic press, this recipe will not work. Again do not use a garlic press.  Only turn the garlic one or two times in the Garlic Chop. You want the chunks nice and big.
Half cup of Vinegar (white)
Half cup of Soy Sauce
Half cup of water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions for making this wonderful garlic recipe for garlic adobo:

Sear chicken (until brown) in a pan then put the grease down the drain. Do this while no one else is looking. Some people frown upon dumping grease or fat down the sink. I am an advocate of improper grease dumping. It’s just how I roll.

Add the non garlic pressed garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and water

Cook whiled covered for forty five minutes. Keep checking as you want the chicken to be tender.

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Guyanese Pork Garlic Recipe

Ingredients:
You will need some time for this garlic recipe. Like 4-5 days……but it’s totally worth it.
Getting started: Thinly sliced “fresh” pork. salt, vinegar, chopped garlic, and fresh thyme.

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– Get yourself a large glass jar. Bank in using this for pork only to avoid contamination
– Sprinkle (generously) salt, chopped garlic and thyme on the bottom of the jar.
– Place the pork on top of the chopped garlic et all.
– Again, Sprinkle (generously) salt, chopped garlic and thyme on the bottom of the jar. Then add another layer of pork. Keep going until the jar is three quarters full.
– Make sure the final layer is the chopped garlic etc
– Fill the jar with vinegar. Then make sure all air bubbles are released by pushing down on the pork.
– Leave for four to five days. I would suggest opening and moving the meat around once a day to make sure the flavor crystals of the vinegar is making its way through all of the pork.
– On the last day boil the meat in water (with thyme and chopped garlic) for three to five minutes. When done try it with paper towels.
– Fry in olive oil until golden brown.
– Eat!

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes rock. That’s all I can say. Most steak houses offer it as a side and it’s a perfect side dish for any meal. Here an easy way to make it…………..

Serves 4x

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Ingredients:

  • 4 decent size potatoes
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tblsp dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Peel the garlic leaving the cloves whole. Place them in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with oil add the thyme and Bake at 350 degrees (covered) for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Drain and save oil (excellent for sautéed vegetables).

Boil in salted water for 20-30 minutes or until they are soft. In another pot heat the milk, buttermilk and the butter. When the potatoes are done drain and return them to the same pot. Add the garlic then add the milk and butter a little at a time while mashing until desired consistency is achieved. Season potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.

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Roast Beef with Garlic Inserts

Okay, I tried this recipe this evening. It was wicked, although my 1 year old daughter wasn’t too fussy about the garlic cloves. She ate the meat but passed on the garlic. If she’s anything like her Dad she’ll come around soon.
Anyhoo I over cooked the meat slightly but next time it’ll be perfecto. See below for ingredients and instructions…….good luck.

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Ingredients:

Beef Roast: 300 gr (boneless and trimmed)
Butter: 1 tbsp
Garlic: 4 cloves
Onion: 1 medium
Tomato Paste: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Beef Broth: 2 cups
Olive Oil: a splash

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Peel the garlic cloves and use The Garlic Chop to chop the garlic. Then dice up onion.
3. Saute onion until brown and then put in the turmeric.
4. Then cut vertical incisions into the beef and insert garlic cloves around the roast.
5. Put the roast with the sautéed onion and brown on each side.
6. Introduce the tomato paste and continue to cook for another minute or so
7. Add the beef stock to the pot and bring to simmer, add salt and pepper.
8. Cover with aluminum and cook in the oven for 2 hours or until the inside temperature reaches 135 F. (Check on the roast halfway through to make sure there is enough broth).
9. Take off aluminum and cook for 10 minutes longer
10. Let the roast rest for 10 minute tented in aluminum foil before carving.

 

Garlic Toast

This is a great recipe for some homestyle garlic and two-cheese toast – with extra garlic! The melty cheese and delicious garlic flavours are a perfect accompaniment to soups, salads and especially chili!!

Ingredients

One french baguette (wholewheat or white – it’s your choice!)
2-4 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped finely with your Garlic Chop
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon oregano or mixed Italian seasoning

Method:

This is probably one of the easiest recipes ever! Simply slice the French baguette in half length-wise, and then into 5 or 6 rounds. Mix all the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and then brush this tasty garlicy-cheesey mixture on to the cut side of each piece of bread. Put the bread onto a baking sheet or a baking tray and broil for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread lightly toasted.

And there you go! Garlic toast!

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Chinese Broccoli-Beef With Black Bean Sauce

This flavorful oriental-inspired dish is quick and easy to make but tastes delicious. You can substitute the beef for chicken, pork or tofu – and you can add more garlic if you like (we always do!) You can serve the broccoli beef with rice or noodles – and don’t forget the fortune cookies!

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Ingredients:

1 lb beef steak
1 head of broccoli
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup chicken stock
3 cloves of garlic – chop them with your Garlic Chop!
1 inch piece fresh ginger root, finely chopped
2 tablespoons black bean sauce
1/2 cup canned bamboo shoots (sliced, optional)
1/2 cup canned water chestnuts (sliced, optional)

Method:

Cut the beef into two inch strips, making sure to trim any fat first. Then slice each of the strips lengthwise. Cut the broccoli florets from the stems – you can use the stems, sliced into one inch pieces in this dish too but make sure to peel them first because they can be tough! Place the broccoli in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes to soften it a little. Drain, and then rinse with cold water to stop it cooking further.

Heat two tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a wok or heavy-bottomed frying pan until it is very hot – then add the beef and stir fry for about 2 minutes until it is browned all over – then remove it from the pan.

Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil and stir fry the garlic, ginger and black bean sauce for 30 seconds. Then add the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts if you are using them, and stir fry for 1 minute.

Stir in the beef and broccoli and add the corn starch, sesame oil and chicken stock. Cook, stirring until the sauce thickens – this should not take long.

And that’s it! Serve with rice or noodles and some green tea on the side, and enjoy.

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Mouthwatering Garlic Mushroom Pizza

This recipe for a fantastic garlic mushroom pizza is one of our favorites – and it’s so easy to make! We’ll even show you how to make the pizza dough from scratch! This type of pizza is actually called a pizza bianca – or “white pizza”, which means that instead of a tomato pizza sauce you use a simple olive oil and chopped garlic mixture, so you can really taste those mushrooms! Of course, if you want to use a regular pizza sauce instead this recipe will still taste great!

Ingredients (makes two medium pizzas)

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Pizza dough from scratch:
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon sea salt
Garlic sauce:
10 cloves of garlic – chop them with your Garlic Chop!
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
Topping:
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Method:

Pizza dough made from scratch will need about 2 hours in a warm place to rise properly. If you don’t have time for that you can always buy a store-bought pizza base and skip the “making the dough” part of this recipe!

Making the dough:

Put the yeast into a small bowl with the sugar and four tablespoons of lukewarm water, and stir. Leave the mixture until it starts to froth (approximately 10 minutes). While you are waiting, sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add the milk, egg, salt and yeast mixture and mix the ingredients together until a stiff dough is formed.

Lift the dough mixture on to a clean surface with plenty of flour on it (to stop the dough from sticking) and knead it until it is nice and smooth and stretchy.

Rub some olive oil around a large bowl and place the dough inside, rubbing some more olive oil over the dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and then put the bowl somewhere warm for about 2 hours. During this time the dough should double in size.

Now get your oven piping hot by pre-heating it to 400°F (200°C).

Making the pizza

Using your Garlic Chop, finely chop the 10 cloves of garlic and combine with the olive oil and thyme. Leave the flavors to infuse while you divide your nicely-risen dough in half and roll it out on to a floured surface. Then put the pizza bases on to two oiled pizza baking trays, and spread half of the olive oil and garlic mixture on to each base.

Next, add the sliced mushrooms and onions and top with the shredded cheese. Place the pizzas in your oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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This section of the Garlic Chop website will give you a little bit more information about why the Garlic Chop is an essential item for your kitchen if you or someone you know is a garlic fan! If you’re wondering how the Garlic Chop works, you can view a short video by clicking here.

Strong, garlic chopping teeth

The Garlic Chop’s interlocking teeth, made from superstrong polycarbonate plastic, will cut through garlic cloves with ease, but they are not sharp enough to cause any harm. Safe for you, not so safe for those garlic cloves!

Easy to use, even with wet hands

Wet hands? No problem! The Garlic Chop has neat ridges along its sides so you can grip it and twist it easily, making sure that you can quickly chop your garlic at short notice, even if your hands are moist.

Choose how finely you want your garlic chopped

Does your recipe call for a more finely minced garlic clove? A few more twists of the garlic chop than normal and voila! A finer chop of garlic! And you can keep twisting your Garlic Chop to get your garlic even finer.

No more wasted garlic!

Are you tired of leaving half your garlic behind in the garlic crusher, and then having to scrape it out after you’re done cooking? Well you’re in for a treat! The Garlic Chop’s rising bottom plate lets you push out every last bit of that lovely chopped garlic right into the pan. No fuss, no muss. And best of all, no mess. You don’t even need to get your hands dirty!

Oh so easy to clean

Cleaning the Garlic Chop after you have finished using it is a breeze. Just run your new favorite kitchen accessory under the tap for a few seconds! Don’t worry, the Garlic Chop is 100% dishwasher safe as well. Now THAT’S easy to clean!

And easy to store

When the fun is over and it is time to put your Garlic Chop to bed, cute little magnets on either side of each Garlic Chop half hold it together. They might be small, but they’re pretty darn strong, making sure that your Garlic Chop stays firmly together when you are storing it.

And it looks just great!

Need more convincing? You’re a tough nut eh! Well how’s this: The Garlic Chop, as well as chopping garlic, looks just like a bulb of garlic too, so you can store it with your garlic on the counter top. No need to keep THIS kitchen accessory in a drawer!

Buy one today

You’ve seen how The Garlic Chop works, and now you want to try it out for real! You’re in luck! The Garlic Chop is as easy to buy online as it is to use for chopping garlic. And one of the best things about The Garlic Chop is its price – just $10.00. Shipping is only $8.00! For $18 you could be chopping garlic the easy way too!

You can click on this link to get to the area of our website where you can buy your Garlic Chop today. When you press the “Buy it now” button, you will be taken to a secure page hosted by PayPal, so all your details are kept 100% safe and secure. You can pay by PayPal or with any major credit card, even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

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