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Postby Joseph » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:22 am

SteveH wrote:Maybe I don't get enough of it, but we take garlic pills every morning with our vitamins....supposed to lower colesterol. However, the mosquitos come from miles around to bite me.

Maybe you got Italian mosquitos... :lol:

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Postby Ma3tt » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:24 am

Roast it, eat three or four cloves and you get this garlic buzzz, you can feel it in your skin, I add a couple roasted cloves to mashed potatoes MMMMMM good! Tough stuff in a teardrop :lol:
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Postby southpennrailroad » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:47 am

:roll: :thinking: Why do you think count Dracula doesn't like garlic. Garlic keeps all blood sucking creatures away from our blood. Well at least except for the government. I know they are after my blood. after they get all my money first. :roll: :thinking:
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Postby dmb90260 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:38 am

Love it and eat all I can stand. But I have added a BUZZ OFF shirt to my wardrobe when I visit places like Bethel Island in the Sacramento Delta.

A few years ago my niece and family went to a little church for services, after a while the sweet little old lady next to them snarled "someone has been eating too much garlic" and tottered off to another pew. :shock:

If you like brie try this:

Killer Brie

2# wheel of brie
5 tbls minced parsley
5 tbls freshly grated Parmasan cheese
10 sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, minced
2.5 tbls oil from sun dried tomatoes
12 garlic cloves, mashed
2 tbls minced fresh basil
3 tbls toasted pine nuts coarsely chopped

Chill brie before using. Remove rind from top & sides of brie.
Place on serving dish
Combine all ingredients but Parmasen, spread on brie. Top with Parma
Serve at once or refrigerate for later.
Best if allowed to sit out at least 30-60 minutes ahead of time.
Serve on good french baguette slices or crackers.

I adapt this for all sizes of brie and often use bottle pesto and adding garlic and tomatoes plus some olive oil.
You do need the pine nuts for a bit of crunch and I always have a few chunks of chopped garlic mixed in too. Put the nuts in a frying pan on the stove top and watch carefully. As soon as some start to brown, toss, wait only a few seconds and remove before chopping in a grinder.

I have taken it to an outdoor concerts, hidden in a double brown bag, opened it later after the sun warms things and watched heads all around us snap as the try to find the source. A large wheel will feed many people

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Postby Todah Tear » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:16 pm

Mosquitoes trigger off of the carbon monoxide and lactic acid (muscles release lactic acid when in use) content of the air a person exhales. I looked it up last week because I always get eatened w/o a spray or something.

The other weekend (the first day of spring), a friend of mine and I celebrated by going on a 13 mile hike. Ten minutes into it, I realized that I left my Cutter in the car. I made the mistake of going to the river side to take a look. That's when they (a gang of blood-thirsty mosquitoes) jumped me. My friend was not touched, but I recieved several bites on my back and shoulders and legs.

Garlic, here I come....maybe the healthfood store has a it in a gum.

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Postby angib » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:06 pm

I too am a proper mosquito attracter. One thing I have found true is advice from back in the days of the Brits in India, which is to only wear light colour clothing - dark colours do seem to attract more mosquitos.

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Postby sjptak » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:23 pm

I don't thing light or dark has anything to do with it. I've been bit through a white tee shirt. But that was years ago, before I started using garlic. I love the stuff now, and it really seems to help. Of course, my social life has been on a decline over the last 10 years. Oh well, it helps to keep them female bloodsuckers away, so it must be good.

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Postby apratt » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:32 pm

If I want mosquito repellent I bring my nephew along, they dive bomb him and leave me totally alone. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby surveytech » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:07 pm

I always seem to get "lucky" whenever the misses has a bunch of garlic.

Why is that?
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Postby sdtripper2 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:17 pm

Arthur: :D

Besides staking out relatives to take the heat from them low down relentless
annoying sounding critters. Do you think garlic has its proper place in this
thread for keeping away the dreaded female sounds of blood thirst and the
inevitable screams of agony of your relative staked out for your relief?

I am waiting to hear from the far North contingent ... uP in the great state
of Alaska to pipe uP here? Let them tell me that garlic works and then I will
save the expense and the annoyance of staking out a relative for bait.

If you have seen any far North wild life movies you would have seen the
relentless onslaught of the winged she-devil vampires. Why it seems as
though they are even willing to eat the camera, but we know deep down
the miserable existence that was the camera mans, as he made that
movie... now don't we?


Some tell stories of those critters having fur on their backs and feeling
the air move as the sound and sight of their all but alien, grim, unforgiving
and persistent attacks came on and on. Of how some went crazy running
off into the tundra in search of snow to quell the unrelenting assaults.
Some were said to have just given uP and laid down and were instantly
engulfed by the harassing, insulting infestation and were left there, last
seen with a black mass of writhing fur moving and covering the flesh and
body. Screams at first and then whimpers emanated from those poor souls
before quiet came once again to the barren land.

Yes, Arthur ... let me hear from those that face such odds about garlic
holding off such a winged assault coming out unscathed and I will eat
and do any sort of remedy before facing my most unpleasant fear.
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Postby sjptak » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:05 pm


I love reading your posts. Your way with words is absolutely impressive. Keep up the good work.

I'm serious here. I love your style of writing. Thanks.....

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Postby bluebanjo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:16 pm

When I was a kid (egads! That's 40 years ago!) I read someplace that a guy fed his horses garlic in their feed. You could always tell his horses from the rest of the herd because their tails were always completely still. The rest of the horses' tails were switching the bugs away like mad but not his. I also read that you could put a crushed garlic clove in your shoe and within an hour your breath would smell like garlic. No word on whether it kept the mosquitoes away, but it would definitely keep everyone away from your shoes! It might be worth a try. Garlic squashed up and dumped into a pond is supposed to be effective in killing the little mosquito larvae that live there.

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Postby wolfix » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:27 pm

I am a garlic fanatic...... And I never really remember having any problems with the skeeters...... I got the love of garlic from a Greek women who I played with over the years. Whenever she tasted garlic on my breath so would always say ."Where have you been having fun"?

Her dad was a garlic fanatic..... He was visiting his wife several times a week and his girlfriend a few times more. And he was 70....

I had 2 friends who were in the 50's and had "male problems" because of blood pressure problems..... I got them to do garlic over a period of several weeks ...... Yep ....... One of them actually called from his job to inform me that his male problem was solved by the garlic.......

So ladies...... Feed your men garlic..... Cook your food in garlic oil, stuff your beef/pork/chicken with garlic, and pretty soon he will be buying you a new shiny red convertible .....
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Postby stbuch » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:20 pm

My husband used to take garlic capsules for health reasons.
Yes, they do repel bugs but unfortunately they also repel people!
He totally wreaked and after a while I coudn't stand it anymore and he had to stop taking them. SO... use with caution!

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