The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4075963
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-Oct-20 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
If you have mosquitos then dried garlic is your friend. Buy the largest container (granulated garlic is sold by the gallon in the warehouse clubs). Take off the lid but not the sealed safety lid. Instead, take a sharp pencil and pierce that safety lid a dozen or more times to turn it into a huge shaker. Then walk around the perimeter of the house and do a general sprinkling with the garlic. I do a zone about 10 feet in depth around the house. It repels mosquitoes for weeks, and only needs to be repeated about once a month. One of those containers will last for a long time because it isn't a dense layer of granulated garlic, it's simply sending that smell out. (The yard smells like an Italian restaurant after this application).

Science geek nailed it as far as the income and grocery resource distribution in the US. Regardless of the source of spices, or if they are fresh or not, if some type of seasonings are available and people can learn to use them then it's working.

This week I'm preparing to make a batch of relish, because the cucumbers are still producing. The poblano plants are leaning they're so full of beautiful peppers. Still getting a few okra and the onions and herbs are happy. Fall weather offers a second burst of growth in this part of the world. The batch of beans I made this weekend had garlic (fresh) and peppers (picked minutes before I used them) and bay leaf and oregano from the yard.