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Dear Heloise: I enjoyed reading the interesting and historical article about Heloise in a recent San Antonio Express-News.

I have heard of the garlic bulb and the garlic clove, but please explain what a “button” of garlic is? Does that mean the entire garlic bulb is used?

Thank you for all your helpful suggestions.

— Maria in San Antonio

Maria, thanks for the mention of the special story that ran in our newspaper here in San Antonio. Readers, if you would like to take a look, visit my website,, and it’s on the home page. It’s about my mother, the original Heloise, and the story of me taking over upon her death.

It’s been 38 years! Thanks for staying with this column; I appreciate each of you and your input.

About the garlic button: You may be thinking of my mother’s HELOISE TERIYAKI SAUCE recipe, which she got when we lived in Hawaii.

Her original recipe calls for 1 “button” of garlic, which is simply a clove, NOT the whole head or bulb! Did you miss the recipe and want a copy?

It’s in my pamphlet, along with many other family sauce and seasoning recipes. Go to my website, www.Heloise.

com, or send $3 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/ Seasonings, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001.

Have a recipe that calls for a tablespoon of wine but don’t have any? Use apple juice in a pinch, depending on the recipe. Most recipes won’t suffer by omitting just 1 tablespoon of wine anyway.

— Heloise

Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O.

Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise(at) I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column.

By Heloise

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