What the Hell are Elephant Garlic Spears?

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I came across these great little spears at the farmers market and had to try them, especially after the lovely lady told me they were like garlic asparagus and it didn’t hurt that they came with a great little instruction tag. Bon Appetit

Directions: SprinkleElephant Garlic Spears and asparagus with Herb’n Farm and cook on grill with lemon wedges until lightly charred.

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Verdict: I wasn’t impressed with the Elephant Garlic Spears, and the heads tasted like bulbs of roasted garlic (perhaps a plus if your a true garlic lover). I wouldn’t cook these in this manner again . I do have a few left over and will try them in a few more dishes. I also think they would be amazing in my garlic soup.

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Jalapeño Mango Martini

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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I am happily working my way through my flavored moscato- you can read about them here. Next up is the this mango moscato it was nearly perfection it would have been if they would have up the alcohol content (for the curious it’s at a 4.5%). It had a beautiful huge, and smelled like freshly picked mangos? Have you tried this wine? Do you have a favorite mango wine I should try? In the spirit of this challenge, I have turned this fruit into a cocktail. Please let me know what you think. Cheers!

  • half a mango
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice from one fresh lime
  • Four thin slices of jalapeno
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 3-4 ounces lemonade

Methodology: Peel mango and cut into slices, Muddle together three mango slices, two lime wedges, jalapeno slice, lemonade, vodka, and mint in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice shake and strain the drink into martini glasses. Top with mango slice and a mint leaf.

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Beauty

Beauty can only result from wellness – Jessamyn Stanely


Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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One of my first book reports was on The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I recall my teacher saying this is a popular book, I want to know you read it and I want it in words that reflect that. I proudly turned mine in and my teacher returned it with “The sentences you picked out make a nice summary of the novel. I can tell you really enjoyed it” written at the top in bright ink. I share that to say I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Stray, a very popular read. Here my “summary”, in Stray’s words.

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“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told ‘Each day I felt as if I were looking up from the bottom of a deep well but from that well, I set about becoming a solo wilderness trekker’ (5)—. I was a pebble. I was a leaf. I was the jagged branch of a tree. I was nothing to them and they were everything to me. (83)—I was thinking of only moving myself forward. My mind was a crystal vase that contained that one desire. My body was its opposite: a bag of broken glass. (?)— The universe, I’d learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back. I really did have only one boot (209) to wander from proper path, to deviate from the direct course, to be lost, to become wild to be … aimlessly in search of something, to diverge or digress (97) — Thank you, I thought repeatedly. Thank you. Not just for the long walk, but for everything I could finally feel gathered up inside of me; for everything the trail had taught me.”

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What do you think? Will you read this novel? Have you read this book? I also challenge us all to send a loved one a care package or a letter this summer. To echo Stray, “I sat on the concrete near the little building, shuffling quickly through the envelopes, too overwhelmed to open any yet (217).” Should we all have that moment of joy!

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A solution

When you’re not trying to come up with a solution to something, you can actually be most productive – Blake Mycoskie

 


Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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