The dictionary recognizes the term ajado as an adjective and as a noun. In the first case, the concept refers to what has garlic. Garlic, on the other hand, is a plant whose bulbs, with intense flavor and aroma, are used as a condiment in various gastronomic preparations.
This definition leads us to the use of ajado or ajada as a noun. Ajada is called a sauce that contains garlic, salt and bread and is used to season fish. The sauce may also include paprika and other ingredients.
The preparation of the ajada sauce is very simple and takes little time. Firstly, it is necessary to slice two medium garlics per diner, although the quantity varies according to the taste of each one. Having done this, we cover the base of a frying pan with olive oil and then fry the garlic. When they begin to brown, it’s time to remove the pan from the heat to season them.
Although there are various recipes for garlic sauce, which respond to both the customs of each region and the preferences of each family, it is normal to season the garlic slices with salt and sweet paprika, stir well until the ingredients are mixed and then bring back to the fire. Finally, we can add a splash of vinegar and mix it with the sauce. A couple of minutes of cooking is enough to finish the preparation.
It is important to note that, beyond the culinary, the idea of ajado is also used in another way, starting from the verb ajar. This action refers to corroding, eating, wearing down or mistreating something. Worn, therefore, is worn, cracked, cracked, or broken.
Suppose someone says they have found a “tattered portrait” of their great-grandfather. The person will be referring to the fact that he found an image of his ancestor that presents the signs of the passage of time. Said portrait may have spots or various marks that are worth the qualification of “ajado”.
A “worn book”, meanwhile, may have broken sheets or evidence of moisture. Continuing with other examples of the use of this concept, we can say that a man with a “faded face” exhibits wrinkles or scars on his face.
Of course, when using it to describe the appearance of a person, we can also play with the nuances of the term to imply a certain emotional exhaustion, similar to expressions such as “the tired look”. Some negative experiences can leave our souls, corrode us until we lose our strength and leave their marks on our faces.
When the damaged is linked to the damage caused by time, the adjective is usually associated with something negative. Therefore, it is not uncommon for people to try to reverse the processes responsible for a certain object being left behind.
In the specific case of furniture and products made of wood, it is possible to apply certain treatments to the material that allow us to hide the marks as much as possible or, in the best cases, make them disappear completely. Unlike metals, wood is very easy to polish, especially for those who are venturing into a home restoration.
With the help of a sheet of sandpaper, a tool of great strength and resistance that has tiny grains of sand or glass on one of its faces, it is possible to wear down the area of the damaged object until getting the distance between the bottom of the crack and the surface surrounding it is negligible. Depending on the finish of the product in question, this procedure may lead to the need to reapply varnish or paint, for example.