I'm always looking for a way to save time in the kitchen. I was making 40 cloves of garlic chicken and didn't want to spend an eternity smashing and peeling garlic skins. I don't care for those "jars of pre peeled garlic" and came across the suggestion to place garlic clove/s in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Remove from the microwave , cut the root end off with a knife and the skin will slide off easily.
As you can see from the video the garlic came right out of its skin.
"All I need is a table, that's it." - Keesha AKA Gourmet Diva
I needed to decorate a table for the Urban Verbal Stew event last week. I didn't want a generic black plastic table cloth that's not Gourmet Diva, what to do what to do. This is a typical problem that most of us are facing. With the holiday season approaching us, we may have to decorate our homes for family and friends.
Decorating a table is like putting together a wardrobe, the trick is that you need is a few quality pieces to make your table "pop". A little creativity will go a long way. In the case for the Verbal Stew event the eye catching pieces was the table cloth and the candle
You can create impressive centerpieces with everyday items in your closet. A friend and I created the following decorations with a champagne glass, tea light, and food coloring. Try and go outside and take some leaves from a tree and place them on your table, the red and orange will look great.
What other ways have you decorated on a dime?
Common dilemma, you have a party, friends bring over wine and then leave you with 1/2 empty bottles of wine at your house.