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Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

I bought (my friend actually threw it in the basket) a giant jar of minced garlic from Costco. I typically will use 5 or more cloves of garlic when I cook so i guess he thought this would save some time.
It's AWFUL. It's preserved with citric acid. I have tried rinsing it off. I was wondering if anyone else had a 'fix' for using jarred garlic. It doesn't cook right (the citric acid may have pickled the garlic? so it's rubbery and goes from fake-raw to browned but not the taste I'm looking for)
I'm about to return the whole thing to Costco and get my, um, $? back. Unless some brilliant food chemist out there can help with this

Mar 11, 2014
hieileen11 in General Topics
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Zesty Romanesco Broccoli with Artichoke

I'm surprised there are not more recipes (yet?) for Romanesco. I fell in love with it- met at the farmers market. I like to roast it, tossed in garlic, olive oil, etc. It comes out nicer if you blanch it 1st, then roast. I put some plants into my fall garden (southern CA where you can grow year round)- just harvested a couple 4 pound heads. GIANT plants and really fun to grow. The ones at the farmers market are around 2-3 pounds maaaaaybe, and go for about $5 a head.

Jan 11, 2014
hieileen11 in Recipes

Help! Need place for my mom's birthday party in Rockville, MD

You're referring to Clydes? They won't let that many people have a party there... we're ok with grill-fare, seafood, chicken (tho I wish it were free-range/organic!!) I heard Timpanos was overpriced and crappy. What's Rock creek like?? and thanks!!!

Mar 10, 2010
hieileen11 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Help! Need place for my mom's birthday party in Rockville, MD

For April 10th, 2010. There will be about 35 people. We WERE checking out Phillips but they charge $150 for their 'private dinning' room (we don't need private) PLUS their over-priced entrees don't include anything else.. We're a picky bunch- mom and I want healthy-fare- good seafood, skip the stupid white rolls and desserts (we'll have a cake). I checked PGA Tour Grill on the pike but it's closed- that would have been fine. We would go for Asian, Italian or fresh/updated American with seafood/vegetarian choices as well. If I see another potato skin on a menu..... or spinach artichoke dip or calamari... doesn't ANYONE have any imagination?? Thanks, I feel better now. BTW we already checked out Tony Lin- they are booked. Really hoping to find something close to 355/Montrose Rd as that's close to where we're staying...

Mar 10, 2010
hieileen11 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Norfolk, VA area restaurants? (& VA beach?)

My son wants to vacation in Norfolk in August- I'm interested in GOOD quality, Not-from-China seafood, also Asian fusion, sushi, ethnic restaurants in that area as well as Virginia Beach. We don't go for steak-houses, etc- our family goes for good veggie, chicken and fish choices...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Aug 01, 2007
hieileen11 in Washington DC & Baltimore