Category Archives: Garlic and Health

Eat More Garlic

Eat More Garlic    With spring approaching quickly it’s time to start planning our summer gardens. With all the health benefits of garlic why not save a bit more space to plant garlic this fall ? Garlic is one of … Continue reading

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Cook up some garlic scapes and escape the culinary ordinary!

The garlic scapes are up, and we have started picking! They are so good this year, we just want to sing about them! Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. Once the scapes … Continue reading

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Taking Garlic for Tax Time Stress

Garlic can help you pay your taxes. Really. Tax time can be stressful, even in Vermont in April when spring is just becoming believable. Some of us rely on accountants, alcohol, and/or denial to get through April 15th. But it … Continue reading

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Does Garlic Really Repel Mosquitoes?

Record breaking flooding in Vermont this spring has set the stage for a bumper crop of moisture-loving mosquitoes. There are many natural remedies for repelling those little blood-sucking devils: tea tree oil, marigolds, citronella, cedar oil, etc. I have had … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Detox with a garlic cleanse

Vermont is one of the more health-conscious states in the Union. In fact, the United Health Foundation ranks Vermont among the top ten healthy states (based on 22 measures that include air pollution, daily vegetables and fruits, and high school … Continue reading

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Garlic makes the list of top cures for winter blues

A  glance at any Facebook wall from Vermont  will tell you that the Groundhog lied, or at the very least, groundhogs in Punxsutawney, do not speak the same language as woodchucks in Vermont. My favorite Vermont Facebook quote Monday was … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Garlic is Good For Your Sex Life

Garlic is good for your sex life. Is this a folk tale? Is it factual? Is it both? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll take a look at garlic’s effects in the bedroom. The benefits of garlic are all … Continue reading

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Cold and Flu season in Vermont: time to learn more about the healing properties of garlic

The cure for the common cold eludes us, the influenza virus mutates from West Nile to Bird Flu to H1N1, and still we seek solace and comfort in the promise of garlic. For as long as home remedies have existed, … Continue reading

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Organic Garlic and New Year’s Resolutions

Here in Vermont, leftovers from Christmas dinner are almost gone and Hanukkah is a fading memory. It’s time to focus on the New Year. Having historically enjoyed very little will-power, New Year’s Resolutions have been the bane of my winter … Continue reading

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