As I unwrapped garlic cloves to make Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and Cauliflower (super fabulous dish), I remembered there was a time, it only had to happen once, that I didn’t know the difference between a clove of garlic and a bulb of garlic, also referred to as a head of garlic. Which means, a recipe called for two cloves of garlic and I used two bulbs. Yes, two bulbs of garlic.
Obviously, I’m mostly self-taught in the kitchen, especially when it comes to cooking. Remember how I used to smash tomatoes trying to cut them using the wrong knife until Jason told me to use a serrated one? Apology to tomatoes and my pico de Gallo recipe. Well if you cook with your kids like Stacey Viera of Every Food Fits does, you’ll want to add tomatoes and garlic to your Kitchen Tips 101 list.
Thank goodness I figured out the garlic clove/bulb thing (and slicing tomatoes) because otherwise my favorite Chicken Black Bean Salsa would scare vampires away.
And my summer sausage salami cilantro pizza would go from oven to trash in five minutes or less.
Something else I wish I would’ve known before attending a business lunch at Sushi Masa in Sioux Falls, you don’t eat edamame pods.