Hi Linda....No problem; this is not an uncommon question. I always have both forms of garlic in my kitchen; actually 3 forms. Chopped garlic is the larger cut; minced garlic is finer. Both are available in jars that last a looooong time in the fridge. I use them in the ratio of 1 teaspoon=1 clove (NOT head; that's the entire thing, filled with the little cloves!), The flavor of 'jarred' garlic is a bit milder as the chemical that give it it's pungency (can't remember the name right now) leaches out when the cloves are cut. Fresh garlic is good for slicing, roasting and you can also chop or mince it to add to dishes. It doesn't last long and shouldn't be kept in the fridge as it will sprout from the moisture. I have a garlic jar that has holes in the sides for air circulation but it still won't keep more than a few weeks before drying out. Anyway, use whatever is most convenient to you. The jarried garlic is easier to measure out since the fresh garlic cloves tend to be different sizes. If you can find elephant garlic (it has huge heads) it is much more mild if you just want a whisper of garlic flavor. Garlic chives are also good, fresh and chopped into a dish. Okay...more than you ever wanted to know about garlic!
I know that Marcia really appreciates your friendship and support during this really hard time for her and her hubby. She is such a pleasure to be around. I am so happy that she is in the same small group of quilt guild as me - as I feel I already know her!!!
Thanks for the comments on the house - it is getting there. We are enjoying living in AR and are so happy we made the decision to move here. Little did we know that we would make such good friends here and enjoy ourselves so much.
If you are ever down this way to visit Marcie, be sure to let me know so you can come over and see our home in person!!!
Hi Linda, I loved your disappearing 9 patch and am trying to figure out how you did it so that it is "controlled scrappy". I'm wondering if there is a pattern I could order that would tell me how it's done? Also, you posted a few days ago about using what sounded like a spray that you used for basting a quilt. Would love to know more about that product, especially if it means I don't have to crawl around on the floor, pinning the quilt together! Thanks for any help you can give me. You seem so experienced and I wish I was close enough to take some of you classes!
Thank you so very much. I am still relatively knew to being able to access all types of information on the internet, that I forget to check things out. I will definitely check out You Tube for those techniques. Again thank you very much for your time in answering my questions. Bonnie