Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Homestead Tips on Tuesday: How To Peel Garlic Like A Pro!

No one like having their fingers smell like garlic, well at least I don't! And no matter how much you wash, it just lingers...... like bad company who can't take a hint that the party is over. So what can you do? How do you "peel" garlic without getting your hand stinky?

Well my hubby taught me this neat trick, where you put your cloves in two bowls, one upside down on the other, and shake. Well that's all good and dandy, as long as the two bowls don't slip apart in your hands while you are shaking like a crazy woman...... I must have weak girly hand clamping skills!

I knew there had to be an easier way.... one that did not involve me griping two bowls together.... one that I could make the country kids do for me. Hey, in my defense, they love being in the kitchen.... so if your going to "hang out" aka be under foot, you will get pressed into service as a sous chef!

So I grab a canning jar (one of the few million that seem to be everywhere in my house) and set the kids to work on my little garlic peeling project. We decided it would be fun to try to share this experience in video form, because, well, photos of kids shaking isn't near as interesting as watching them actually shake! So here is your three step video adventure....

Step one..... smash the head of garlic on the counter with the heal of your hand.....



Next step is to place all the cloves in the jar... put the lid on... hand it to your almost 9 year old son to shake..... No problem, right?



Okay, so my oldest country kid lacks arm strength..... or ummm, the ability to shake a jar in and up and down motion...... He was fired as my sous chef and we moved down the chain to the littlest country kid.... who will be 3 in like a week.


Okay, so I might have "loosened" them a bit for him...... but in total, it took us like a minute to peel the head of garlic and none of us smelled bad. Okay, the oldest country kid might have been in need of  a shower. But boys that age are stinky little critters! I should have said, none of us smelled like garlic!

So there ya go folks! Grab a canning jar and you too can peel garlic like a pro, aka the littlest country kid!

**Homestead Tips on Tuesday is a weekly series where we help you learn skills, tips, and trick to help you on your journey of homesteading. Many places post list of things you should/could do as far as homesteading skill, but I feel lists are at times overwhelming and can make people give up before they even start. So every Tuesday I share one thing for you to try or consider. I hope you join us every Tuesday and I would love to hear about your adventures with each weeks topic.**

32 comments:

  1. I so look forward to your posts! While watching the last clip my 5yo son ran over to watch your boy do it!

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    1. LOL We had fun doing it! I am glad your little guy was interested. Now give him a jar and set him to work!

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  2. What a creative idea, will certainly try this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Trust me, you will never have stinky fingers again!

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  3. I loved watching them shake shake shake, giggle. Great tip and such a fun post xo

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  4. Great hints, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Shake, shake, shake..... shake your garlic!

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  5. Haha! So fun! Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays :)
    -Emily

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    1. I like being silly now and then *wink* more now then then.

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  6. This is a great tip. We just tried it with the bowls last week but the mason jar is more doable! I am visiting from Awesome Life Friday. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. The jar is way more doable.....plus I can make the kids do it! Win/win LOL

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  7. Thank you for submitting to Motivation Monday!

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    1. LOL It beats trying to hold bowls together!

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  9. Great technique. I will have to give it a go.
    Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

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    1. It is fun (for the kids when I force them to do my bidding LOL)

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  10. Love this idea! Can't believe I didn't think of it too lol...I have, according to my hubby, "More canning jars than any one person should be allowed to have" lying around the house. And in my mother in law's basement. I want to make some fermented garlic and fire cider, which would require peeling much garlic so I'm VERY glad you linked up to From The Farm last week! I chose this as my favorite and it will be featured in our next hop on 2/13 (my littlest guy's birthday! we shall celebrate by peeling several pounds of garlic! woohoo!!)

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    1. Oh don't make him peel on his birthday! LOL I am glad I posted when I did then, cause you would have stank for weeks! LOL Thanks for picking me :)

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  11. This is awesome. Can't wait to try it. I love garlic, but can't stand the smell on my hands. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know... I hate the smell too and no mater how much you wash LOL It just never goes away

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  12. What a great idea! I could never hold the bowls together either. Thanks for linking up to Awesome Life Friday!

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    1. I am so glad I am not the only "bowl challenged" person out there! LOL

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  13. Thank you so much for attending week 20 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  14. Love this!! Adorable sous chefs and great tip! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop, hope we see you again this week!

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    1. I think my sous chefs are pretty adorable too :) Thanks

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  15. So fun, what a great idea and neat tip! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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