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Dave Duffy

Corvallis batch of garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I’m working on deadline in Corvallis, where Annie lives, so I thought I’d better make up a Corvallis mixture of my specialty — garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar. This will take a few days to steep before it’s mellow enough to go on toast. I could just mellow it by tossing a tablespoon in the frying pan before dropping in my eggs.

I made a batch for brother Hugh when I visited him a few weeks ago. Yesterday morning Hugh had another knee surgery in his ongoing battle to get walking again. The batch I made for him will help his health. It was primo! I feel like Johnny Garlicseed, dropping batches of garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar all over the place, spreading health as I go.

7 Responses to “Corvallis batch of garlic, oil, and balsamic vinegar”

  1. Andrea Kennedy Says:

    Hello! Would you give out the recipe for your garlic mixture? I would like to try it.
    Thanks,
    Andrea Kennedy

  2. George Deas Says:

    Care to share your recipe? I love all things garlic.

  3. Charles Sanders Says:

    Dave,
    A friend recently gave me a quart of his homemade Master Tonic. The recipe can be found on the www, below are the ingredients:

    1 whole, fresh chopped garlic bulb, skins peeled off each clove (garlic is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic)
    1 whole, fresh, peeled, chopped white onion, or the hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic)
    1 4- or 5-inch piece of fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities)
    1 4- or 5-inch piece of fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head)
    4 fresh, chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros, African bird peppers…any combination of the hottest peppers available, including the seeds, but with stems removed
    1 quart raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

    It is potent stuff!!! It exhibits a bold character with pronounced peppery undertones, punctuated with the more subtle nuances of the horseradish, with just a kiss of battery acid!

    He swears by the stuff attributing the use of it to lowering his cholesterol, blood pressure and other maladies of aging. I’ve tried it several times recently, but haven’t gotten into the daily use of it!

    Charles Sanders
    Montgomery, IN

  4. BobM_NH Says:

    So what proportions of oil to vinegar?

  5. gordon f. burie Says:

    What is the ratio of the ingredients?

  6. Dave Duffy Says:

    I ball park it. Roughly 97% olive oil to 3% balsamic vinegar. As much garlic as I can stuff in.

  7. Dave Duffy Says:

    I hadn’t checked the comments on my blog for quite a while, so I apologize for taking so long to post the above comments. I’ll be more diligent in the future.

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