Monday, 8 October 2012

Garlic- The Vampire Slayer

The most famous of all garlic lore is probably its use against vampires and the "evil eye."  Its association with vampires was popularized in the Western world by the Bram Stoker classic novel Dracula.  But why does garlic actually repel vampires?  It may be that garlic has long been associated with health and life in general, but why vampires in particular?  Well, there is another theory that vampirism can be seen as symbolic of mosquito bites- and garlic is a known insect repellent which works well against mosquitos, perhaps people saw the similarity with vampires, especially  when in their bat form.

So, should we all be mixing heads of garlic into our Hallows Eve meal?

Super Natural Child: Superheroes ACTIVATE!  Are you interested in garlic?  Then, you are on a quest to find out more.  Start this quest and find out how far your interests in this amazingly strong-smelling, pungent-tasting bulb will take you.  Your quest begins with a WHY?

Why:  Autumn is the perfect time to plant garlic.  Garlic is a cool-season crop.  It is planted in the fall and harvested the following summer.  Become a farmer and plant a crop of garlic.  It will help you get a better understanding of where your food comes from, how to use it, to eat local and to reduce the carbon footprint for food production and transportation.  Plus, it's awesome to produce your own food!
Where:  In your own backyard.
Who:  Your parents, your friends and family
When:  Late Autumn is the best time but before the frost
How:  Watch the video below.  It's a S.N.CH!  Or is it...

Planting Garlic in the Fall

On Hallows' Eve, make a bunch of garlic bread, invite all your friends and family over for a Halloween Party, and serve it to them to ward off evil before the trick or treating begins.  Ask your parents to help and warning, be very careful using a blender!

Making Garlic Bread for Hallows' Eve

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