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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2013 08:50:27 BDT
pixie says:
Clever! They are doing a re run of that on the new "Drama" channel...R.F

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2013 02:17:31 BDT
Others have provided the correct definition, but a plausible derivation might be found here.
:^)

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 16:55:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jul 2013 17:02:23 BDT
lang says:
I use a Zyliss crusher from Lakeland. Not cheap but great to use. I have arthritic hands and find most too difficult to squeeze. Washed it in the dishwasher with no issues! Other than that Ikea supplied the one I used previously. I would have got another but no Ikea locally. I find the crushers that have 'pins' on the crushing surface the best!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 15:44:57 BDT
Bearman says:
Thanks Sabine :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 15:13:33 BDT
I like that better

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 14:58:29 BDT
Hi bear
A man of any women's dream. Got your priorities right.
This earned you lots of gold stars.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 14:33:04 BDT
Bearman says:
I like Swimbo. It could mean: She Who Must Be Immediately Obeyed

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 13:45:27 BDT
It rinses clean. And I am the dishwasher...

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 12:29:35 BDT
Yup, that's my experience with Zyliss. Looks real nice but the ones made since the millenium are cheap copies of the good ones of the 80s.
Thanks for defining SWMBO. I keep reading it as "Swimbo"! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:59:11 BDT
Bearman says:
They were made in 2 batches: one lot cooked for longer - light and crispy, the other cooked less, slightly soft and chewy - I cant make up my mind which I prefer - best I have another to help me decide :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:46:29 BDT
nodtez says:
amazons heavy duty stainless steel garlic press at £5,48 is excellent. no peeling just squeezing.had mine a year and no problems. also bought 2 for my sons.At that price if it broke tomorrow i'd get another.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:33:19 BDT
pixie says:
Bet they are the real deal then...best only have one, I'll take them off your hands.....I'm good like that, thoughtful!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:32:05 BDT
Bearman says:
My American OH made them. They recipe comes from the in-laws back in the USA.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:25:59 BDT
pixie says:
Sounds like a good start to the day Hun!x
I've just been taking down happy's recipe for the Piri Piri......it's funny but I was talking about that the other day and saying to a friend why does that dish always come out with a tomato based sauce when you see it on a menu here? So looking forward to nice grilled chicken with a bit of bite! And no oil! can it get any better? I just have to force myself to take the glorious crispy skin off before I eat it! What's the odds?

Mornings are the best time aren't they Bear? Time to think and have some you time.

Where'd you get the cookie recipe?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:21:17 BDT
Bearman says:
Too slow ha ha ha!

How's it going Pixie? I'm having a bad breakfast of homemade peanut butter cookies and strong black Rwandan coffee in my little garden office.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:12:23 BDT
pixie says:
"She who must be obeyed" xx

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 09:12:06 BDT
Bearman says:
She Who Must Be Obeyed SWMBO

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 09:11:14 BDT
Bearman says:
I looked at the Zyliss one but had heard that it is made of cast aluminium which is poorly plated with another metal, that starts to flake off in the dishwasher, and then the aluminium oxidizes, which is something to avoid.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 08:49:10 BDT
What's a SWMBO?
Single White Male Body Odour?
Sorry--translation please?

Posted on 18 Jul 2013 23:09:05 BDT
Spock says:
For a moment there I thought you said "Zynga make the best garlic crushers." Glad I was wrong.

Posted on 18 Jul 2013 22:10:57 BDT
Zyliss make the best garlic crushers.

Peeling garlic tip: slice in two lengthwise through the segment i.e. from the thin side to the outer fat side. Peel becomes easy to remove.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2013 11:25:17 BDT
Your way of doing it is the best.Garlic crushers are a fiddly waste of time..Your way keeps all the flavour-ask a chef..

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2013 19:15:16 BDT
Chrissy says:
I bought my current one from Ikea. its stainless steel and solid. had it for years. it does only crush a clove at a time and some does stick in the bottom bit, but its the best one I have ever used. (removable cylindrical part where the clove goes kind).

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2013 13:23:27 BDT
I have one like that, only it's square and they call it a ginger grater. A friend sent it from Chinatown in S. Francisco. Never thought of using it for garlic.
These days I grind a cup of garlic cloves with a cup of fresh ginger in my chopper box with a good dollop of olive oil, keep it in the fridge in a glass jar. Hey presto--instant curry base.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2013 22:46:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jul 2013 22:51:42 BDT
Is this the one you have?

Being stainless it does not rot in the dishwasher. I last used one of them when my German neighbour stayed with us for a couple of months while she was between houses - she took pity on us still using our forty year-old alloy press and dug this out of her storage boxes.

I kept the old one partly because Bentalls in Ealing went to great trouble to track one down for me all those years ago, and it's not broken yet so I see no point in changing it.
:^)

But SWMBO has insisted that because it is aluminium/something and the risk of ummm, Alzheimers, (apparently) increases with age and ali consumption, we should stop using it. Alas, I'm not convinced by the Lakeland scrapey dish she brought back the other day, it just takes too long when crushing more than a single clove.

Edit. Stephanie, I've just had a look at Ikea, yours is better made than the one I was using, nicer handles too, BUT the Ikea is still a zinc alloy.
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