This March of the Tools post isn't actually related to sewing at all (but that's officially allowed, because I've seen Heather herself featuring silicone spatulas), but when I found out what my ten-year-old humble garlic press was capable of last year I've been delighted ever since and so wanted to share this discovery with you. Last year, I was browsing Jamie Oliver's cookware and noticed that his garlic press was marketed with the claim that you didn't need to peel the garlic before crushing it in his press. This seemed like such a jolly good thing that I began lusting after his garlic press thinking of how liberating it would be to never be cursed with garlic scented fingers again. But then I began studying his press and realised that it looked identical to my own...and so that night I tried pressing the garlic without peeling it first and made a miraculous discovery: any good quality garlic press will extrude the garlic from the skin without peeling it first!
|Place the unpeeled garlic in the press|
|Squeeze down until the all the garlic has made a successful bid for freedom|
|....and admire the empty skin left inside the press, before removing with a knife to avoid finger contamination.|