Garlic & Basil Happiness

Basil, Garlic, & Olive Oil

So my day starts off with me consuming 74 grams of sugar all at once within two small bags of Boston Baked Beans.  Who knew?  I read the ingredients on the bag AFTER I ate the first bag and ONLY out of sheer boredom.

But I clearly didn’t care, as I consumed the second bag right after I read this.  But that’s neither here nor there.  Only informational for you readers as I’m not sure how this post will end up sounding with that much sugar in me.

Well, I love cooking with basil, garlic, and olive oil—and I’ve been on a fresh basil kick lately.  I bought a bag at the grocery store and 3 different bunches at the city farmer’s market.  It smells divine and there’s always something you can throw a basil leaf into.

I also love when the garlic farmer comes to market with his super large humongous garlic bulbs.  I love fresh garlic from the market more so than the grocery store.  I buy lots of it and put it into everything.  As great as garlic tastes in cooking, I hate the after effects it leaves on yourself for the next 3 days.  It can be offensive to say the least.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, discover different olive oils, fresh garlic, and basil (preferably at your farmers’ market) and find ways to incorporate these into your cooking.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  It’s probably not a great idea to consume 74 grams of sugar within 5 minutes time.  It gives you sugarhead.

12 thoughts on “Garlic & Basil Happiness

  1. The WordPress like system is not working so I can’t like your post using the like button, but I can say I like it. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. you cook too? This is the first post I’ve seen on that subject….I’ll have to go through the archive and read some more of those. You’re always posting these fantastic goodies from diners and stuff like that. LOL

    1. I know! Lol. Yes, lady! I try to cook when I can find the time. I’m still in the experimental stages though. I just try out different recipes that happen to look good to me. I keep the recipes that turn out fine and throw away the recipes that end up being not so great (at least according to my taste buds anyway). I only started this cooking thing in 2011. (These would be filed under my “Home Cooking” archive.) I was mainly a cereal and microwave girl for years. But I’ll never give up going out to eat! It’s sometimes nice when someone else cooks for you. Plus, it gets me out of the house sometimes. 🙂

      1. lol I don’t blame you for eating diner food and stuff when you can… I totally would do the same thing if I could. I actually tried to convince my husband that I couldn’t cook in the beginning but it didn’t work.

  3. I recently planted basil in my “garden” in my backyard (really just the basil and a bell pepper plant). It is so nice having fresh basil anytime I want it– which is ALL the time!

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