JULY poor man’s treacle
I’ve just dug up four large, pink and white striped bulbs of garlic – the result of planting four supermarket bought cloves in a pot last winter.
Full of vitamins, minerals, aroma and flavour, pungent garlic’s strong tasting cloves have an array of healing properties. They’re anti-infective and especially good at treating both bacterial and viral infections of the respiratory tract and digestive system.
First cultivated in the Middle East, Muslim legend has it that the smelly bulb sprang from Satan’s left footprint. It was found in Tutankhamun’s tomb and was written about by luminaries like Pliny, Galen and Chaucer, who dubbed it ‘poor man’s treacle’.