Friday, February 7, 2014

A Wonderful Use It Up

We were discussing using things up in our homes on a forum I frequent and one of the posters Recovering Dreamer mentioned drying garlic, grinding it up and making garlic powder. Since I have a fairly large bag of garlic that I am working my way through I asked how she made her garlic powder. Wonderful woman that she is, she gave me directions and that is what part of my day has been spent doing.

I had to go downstairs and pull this out once again.

Proceeded to peel and slice the garlic as thinly as I possibly could. Hmmm, the garlic slices fell through the racks so I placed some plastic wrap on them and then put the garlic on top.


Proceeded to dry the garlic and once it was dry moved on to the next step, grinding to a powder.

Recovering Dreamer used her food processor to grind her garlic. Me, well I used one of the two coffee grinders we own.

I dumped the dry garlic slices into the grinder.

Put the lid on and pulsed a few times.

This is what I ended up with.

A lovely fresh garlic powder. I put it in an air tight container ready to use.

Drawback.....my house smells like garlic. Pros I managed to use up some of the garlic in the house. Tomorrow I plan on making some more. The old adage "Waste Not, Want Not" is the mantra this year in my home.

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Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


1 comment:

Love Bears All Things said...

I was wondering as I read about the smell in your kitchen......I buy the garlic that comes diced in a jar in the produce section of our grocery store instead of fresh....works for me....now to see if I can post this comment, I've not been able to the last few times....but I'm not lurking, just visiting.
Mama Bear