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Give it a Whack

05/23/2011, By: Kathy Powers

Cooking at home is so much fun  – and yes time consuming – but you can learn hundreds of tricks to speed things up.  Here’s a speedy trick when you’re recipe calls for fresh garlic.  You have to get those tightly packed cloves off the bulb right?  Sometimes this takes a while if you’re tugging, pulling and separating them by hand.  Instead, just pop the bulb in a plastic baggie, lay it on the counter, and with the palm of your hand give it a whack.  Not a gentle, light, whack, but a fast, and firm pound.  Yes, the family might come running to see what you have just broken or dropped, but tell them you were just mad at the garlic (haha). 

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