Shamleless Plug

I'm embarking on a new part of my life that is happier and going in a direction! It's really refreshing.

I was married May 19th, 2012 to a great guy I met at the C.I.A and we're go excited to embark on a life together. He has as culinary degree to match my baking and pastry degree. It's going to be a Good life.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts on food and cooking. I am but a humble baker, who happens to love cooking and embraces the joy of food.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Garlic Fingers and Onions

I'm downstairs making garlic bread to go along with a cheese tortellini dinner, and my fingers smell like butter and garlic. Which makes me think of those stainless steel bars of "soap"  used to remove strong odors of garlic, onions and fish. But, why? Why would one want to rub out that aroma of garlicky butter fingers. If you're about to walk down the isle, sure, stainless steel it up! *sniffffff* Ahhh, garlic! First date? If your date can't stand the smell of garlic, you're better off without them, anyway.

At work, I sometimes throw a day old seeded bread loaf in the oven, drenched with melted butter. For my slice, I channel my deceased grandfather and liberally shake Garlic Salt all over it. It is a punch of garlic AND saltiness in your face.

The only thing better than the smell of garlic is the smell of frying onions. Which sets off my Pavlovian reaction for a Pattie melt.  One of my co-workers can't stand onions. When she first said it, I couldn't believe her. "All onions!? Red, yellow, cooked, fried!?" I was incredulous. Oh man, a life without onions?! I could practically eat caramelized onions with a fork and a beer. Actually......