Ok I did dishes the other day. Cleaned out the fridge too, wow I found some long lost umm.. biological experiments.... anyways I use these tupperware screw top bowls to store my roasted coffee in. I use them for other things in the fridge as well. Generally I try to keep them seperate, ie the coffee ones are ONLY used for coffee, nothing else, and so on. Well somehow I managed to cook up a batch of Kona, and threw it into one of the bowls to do it's aging thing. about two hours later I cracked the lid open and took a deep breath to get that wonderful kona aroma I so love. ACRID... whoa WTF??? I waved the thing around a bit and tried, still a bit acrid, blew on it a few times, a bit acridbut a hint of kona coming out. Just then it dawns on me what I am smelling. I put the damned coffee into the container I keep my fresh garlic in. Seems the garlic odor / oils were still in the plastic a bit, the heat of the warm beans probably helped bring it out too., I transferred them to another container but still, they had that slight smell to them even two days later. Mind you now, I love garlic, and put it in just about everything I cook (within reason) but never tried it with coffee. Well on the third day I decided I better try this.... yanno, while I wouldn't recommend it, I must honestly admit, it wasn't half bad. Just an ever so slight hint of 'something' there with the coffee. Im gonna try some with the more 'spicier' tasting coffee's I have and see if I am on to something here..... doubt it but well, it's interesting in an odd sort of way to say the least. Aaron
I too love garlic and use it virtually daily including copious amount for tonights just finished dinner of mesquite grilled hot chili sauce terriyaki marinated shrimp kabobs and in the stir fried cabbage too (though no garlic directly in the Basmati rice). However never with Kona Koffee! There's a reason glass not plastic jars/containers are recommended for roasted coffee storage:-) Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. <Snip>
Im just glad it didn't really mess up the coffee. I do notice that they need to be cleaned in VERY hot water to get all the oils / smells out of them before re using them. Perhaps its time to get a case of mason jars and one of those vac adapter suck o lux 2000 thingamajiggies and store em that way. I love garlic too, and generally have plenty of fresh around the house. I grow my own so have plenty of cloves hanging here and there if not pre peeled and in the fridge waiting for a squishing into the meal of the day aaron
I've had garlic ice cream in Gilroy at the Garlic Festival it wasn't bad. But then, as far as I am concerned, I would eat a bale of hay if you put enough garlic on it. Perhaps a real aged Malabar with a slight hint of garlic might work. Or Kenya Garli Gethumbwini Peaberry.Now that would be a mouthful
All you Garlic fans in the Bay area need to try out the Stinking Rose if you want a serious garlic dining experience. Phew! Went there when on vacation for our seond anniversary. Good stuff! On 8/11/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."