This is not your typical food recipe, but if you like garlic, vegetables and gardening, it will be right up your alley.
First chop up half a bulb of garlic.
Then add it to a 500 ml jug or bowl of not-quite boiling water. I just use tap water - but only because our solar hot water gives us about 90 degrees (thank heavens we don't have children in the house).
Let the garlic steep in the water for about 10 minutes - stir it occassionally and press the garlic pieces against the sides of the jug.
Decant the garlic water mix through a sieve.
Pour the water into a spray bottle, and you have ...
... garlic pest spray! Perfect for eggplant, capsicum and bok choy seedlings that can just go "pfffft" in the middle of the night when the bugs take a liking to them! We use it every few days until the plants are strong enough to deal with the pesky blighters themselves.
And for another gratuitous gardening shot, here's one of our carrots, pulled yesterday.