薑蔥蒜燉肉汁 助提振食慾

skypost_0111最近收到一位讀者來信表示,小朋友因患上感冒以致食慾不振,希望能提供一些有營養又美味的食譜,以吸引小孩子進食。
其實,小孩子患上感冒時通常都會沒有胃口,因為患病時身體用了很多能量去抵抗病毒,所以這個時候也不宜吃太多食物,加重身體的負擔去消化食物。我明白家長們是擔心小孩子可能不夠營養去抵抗病毒,所以我建議讓小孩子可以嘗試吃一些有營養的流質食物,流質食物會較容易消化。
一般我會用薑、蔥、蒜頭來燉肉汁,一方面燉肉汁是流質食物,所以較容易吸收消化,不會加重身體的負荷。
我的做法是以一碗水加一碗免治豬肉,加入薑、蔥和蒜,於晚上開始燉,到翌日早上便可以給小朋友食用。由於感冒通常都是因寒氣入侵造成,薑有助人體驅走寒氣,及幫助血液運行;蔥和蒜有助殺菌,所以,大家不妨試試這個方法。

種蒜五部曲 Grow Garlic in 5 Easy Steps

grow-garlic

 

你也喜歡蒜頭嗎?百物騰貴,早陣子內地更炒起蒜頭價格。其實在家種植蒜頭一點也不難,即使是小朋友也能做到!

方法

1: 將從已長出新芽的蒜頭掰開成一粒一粒的,把大蒜帶皮埋土裡. 株距和行距掌握在七八厘米就夠了,澆水後等著它們慢慢成長。在秋冬天十一、二月時種植最適合不過。

2: 春天四、五月份時大蒜開始長大,蒜苗霧出,它看起來像捲曲的花。(此時可摘下蒜苗做炒飯吃哩。)

3:當莖開始變成棕色和傾斜,即可把蒜取出。

4:取出後把蒜清洗,根部可切除。

5:將大蒜掛在陰涼乾燥的地方備用。

You like garlic? Garlic is definitely one of the easiest things to grow in your garden and even kids can do it!

Steps

1: Plant single cloves of garlic in the fall (October is perfect). Take a whole clove, break apart the single cloves and stick them in the ground in rows or any pattern you want, really.

2: In the spring, the garlic will start to grow nice and big all by itself, and then the “scape” will appear, which looks like a giant curled blossom. Cut them back in late spring (so more energy goes to the bulb than the bloom). You can use the scapes for cooking.

3: When the stems start to brown and tilt in early to mid summer, harvest the garlic by pulling it from the ground.

4: Rinse the bulb and cut the roots.

5: Hang the garlic in a cool, dark and DRY place until ready to use. A garage is perfect.

Your garlic will be ready just in time. And if you store it well in a cool, dark and dry place, you can use the garlic all winter long.

Source: go.asia

如何快捷地處理蒜頭 HOW TO Peel and Chop the Coated Garlic Quickly

注意事項: 把蒜頭放置在砧板的邊緣

Key to note:  Put the garlic clove to the edge of  the chopping board.

Source: Jamie Oliver’s Official Youtube Page