Isn’t it wonderful to have a place you can go for immediate answers? I know they are not always correct answers that you find. But just the fact that we can type in any question under the sun and get some feedback is pure genius! This is obviously a free endorsement from Google here on my little blog.
I think I would be very embarrassed if everyone knew everything I have googled. My most reoccurring questions usually have to do with measurements or math and kids illnesses. But recently I had quite a strange one. I was throwing food in my crock pot for Sunday dinner. It was a Deals to Meals recipe. So I knew it would be yummy. It had chicken, pineapple, brown sugar, and soy sauce. The recipe said to put minced garlic over all the ingredients.
Much to my surprise I looked at it about an hour later. My garlic was BLUE!! I mean bright blue. As in as blue as the blue man group. here’s a picture. ( I took this picture with my iphone, I know it looks green here. But it was blue I promise!)
pretty appetizing right??? Well Google to the rescue. I thought maybe I had stumped them yet. umm no this is a common occurrence when cooking Garlic. Google steered me to Yahoo answers where someone smarter than me said
“Acid is the culprit. Garlic contains anthocyanins, water-soluble pigments that turn blue or purple in an acid solution. While this color transformation tends to occur more often with immature garlic, it can differ among cloves within the same head of garlic.”
(My exact google search was “Garlic turning blue in crock pot”. the first one listed was this from yahoo answers)
Imagine that! Instant knowledge. I also read that there is nothing harmful about eating this radioactive looking garlic. It was actually quite tasty.
So there you have it, google saved the day once again.
Isn’t this post today so informative? I helped you all learn something while hopefully entertaining you with my dry wit and humor! (Don’t you think I am humble?)