Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Italian Like Joey

Joey had them hanging in his garage.
Big and long.
Scared me at first.
They were Italian, is what he told me.

My Mom always used a clove or two.
She kept them in the cabinet above the stove.
I would stand back and watch her.

Got a pot with holes as a gift.
Wrote back that
I wasn't into garlic
but that I liked the blue and white jar.

Now, I use the salt to add flavor.
It took me a while to wise up.
If only I'd been Italian like Joey.

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~ JC ~


Nancy said...

I couldn't live without garlic. I'm now trying to figure out how to dehydrate it without blowing out the house.

gautami tripathy said...

I really like how we all take different paths for the same picture!

viscous time

Brian said...

I love the smell! Thanks for the shout out on Little Bit!

Jinksy said...

Garlic wins again!

Helen said...

Italian like Joey ... garlic, wine, cheese, olive oil, bread, pasta ... Joey has it all!!!

Remington said...

Love the smell of garlic!

Judy said...

I love the colours in your photo! I think it could well be on a wall!
How is your walking program going? When do you leave for the desert?

LeAnn said...

How YOU doin'? (heh)

Jingle said...

love it.
Glad to see another garlic fan.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Cooking without fresh garlic? Possible, but not likely, in our house! ;-)

May I humbly suggest trying a 40 clove roast chicken... cloves stuffed in the cavity get soft and sweet and nutty... might change your mind about garlic.

Doctor FTSE said...

I'll second the garlic chicken recipe.

Tess Kincaid said...

I liked the bit about the pot with holes...hee.

Tumblewords: said...

Love the garlic keeper - with holes - I can see it.

Trellissimo said...

I suspect a lot of garlic chickens with suddenly bloom!

Lucy Westenra said...

Seems we all like garlic! Is that why life stinks?

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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Maddy Jean & Bella

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