In my tenure at Gardener's Supply, I've been staff horticulturist, retail nursery supervisor, and product information specialist. For a natural teacher, avid gardener and plant geek, my work here is a perfect fit.
Twenty-five years ago, the yard around our old farmhouse was a blank canvas of lawn waiting to be planned and planted. The native shrub and tree borders I planted back then now shelter and feed scores of songbirds. Our fertile soil supports productive vegetable gardens and flowering perennial beds. I've also added fruit and nut trees, blueberries, raspberries and elderberries that feed my family and visiting wildlife. Fussing with chickens and tropical houseplants keep me occupied during the long New England winters. My education is in horticulture and landscape design, and I've authored four gardening books.
To make garlic slices, separate one head of garlic into cloves. Place a peeled clove into the slicing chamber, trimming large cloves to fit. You can slice into rounds or rectangles, depending how you orient the clove in the chamber. Squeeze the handles together to push the clove through the slicing blades and out the bottom of the Garlic Press. Garlic slices are ready to sauté, add to soup, top a pizza or place into a food dehydrator for drying. To mince garlic, put peeled cloves into the mincing chamber and squeeze. Use the cleaning tool to remove garlic from the slicing press and mincing chamber. The tool stores right in the Garlic Press handle so it can't get lost.
How it Works
Simple and effective, this dual-chamber Garlic Press and Slicer gives you two options — mince or slice — and comes with a handy tool that makes clean-up easy. Photos: Ann Whitman