Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Garlic in Winter Recipe


In America where many languages have converged, this method of frying an egg seems to have originally been called Gasthaus (or inn.) That name went through the tin-can-telephone of verbal transmission, and became "gashouse."

A gashouse egg is basically pan toast, bread slices browned in butter, whether over a campfire or in one's kitchen. Cutting a hole in the middle makes room for an egg. The above photo garrnished with roasted veg.

In this morning's breakfast variation, I pressed a clove of garlic into the buttery openings of two pieces of gluten-free bread, and then cracked the eggs, with hearty result.


The pan was large enough for a side of baby spinach. Squeezing the last bit of the garlic there, I stirred it around with a small splash of olive oil, and added the greenery.

After cracking the egg(s), let the bottom solidify and flip toast and egg. When toasty on both sides, remove to warmed plate(s) and drizzle the spinach with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle all with Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Why garlic breath, and at breakfast, for goodness sake?

It's a miserable flu season; people are dropping like bowling pins. Often too cold outside to linger, we're getting less Vitamin D from low-angled Northern Hemisphere sunlight. Immune systems may be less robust.

Garlic is nature's antibiotic.

Back in Ellis Island days when Steerage Class immigrants to America were vetted for diseases before admittance to the golden shores, garlic breath was considered low class!

There are so many ways of behaving like idiots, that pejorative being one.

Garlic builds immune strength and protects against microbes of every persuasion. Some cardiologists recommend garlic in lieu of toxic statins, fyi.

Choose organic garlic as it's higher in medicinal components. Also, be aware: root crops concentrate AgBiz poisons. Think, garlic, potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots, yams, etc. with higher than "normal" toxic load.

I used to recommend capsules of organic garlic from Japan, but no more. That beautiful land lies Fukushima-blighted, its effluent gushing across the Pacific.

We do the best we can, and organic garlic is a wonder of nature, building stamina and health of heart, blood, gonads and lymph. 

It's an old folk remedy for parasites, in humans and in animals, both pets and livestock. Garlic was included in the daily rations of the Roman Legions.


(Chewing cardamon seeds or a mint leaf helps with the Mediterranean breath! And also digestion.)

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At January 30, 2015 at 5:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! --Onkel

At November 1, 2015 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

this is brilliant! how easy it is to forget just how healing garlic can be! beautifully written my friend.

At November 2, 2015 at 3:59 PM , Blogger Wayfarer said...

LLM, am tickled you found this! And your comment alerted me to the top photo gone wonky. Found another. Many thanks.


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