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Jul 30, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY GARLIC - IS THERE EVER ENOUGH?









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When it comes to cooking the only thing I use as much as olive oil is garlic. Even my sons add garlic to almost everything they cook. We roast it, we chop it, we smash it, we grate it. When I buy garlic in the summer I buy several different types. Russian Red, Racy (my favorite, hot, hot, hot) Rocambole, Purple Stripe. It is not cheap. I buy mine at the Back Porch antique shop that I wrote about for Three or More Tuesday this week. Here is some of their garlic drying under cover.



Artsy Garlic BraidsImage by CarbonNYC via Flickr




A good garlic press comes in handy but I usually just use my sharp Santoku knife.

A garlic press, with pressed garlic.Image via Wikipedia

A garlic scape.Image via Wikipedia

Garlic braidImage by mollyali via Flickr

10 comments:

Shirley said...

I like garlic too but it doesn't like me so much the second day!! I bought a great big one to try and roast. It's supposed to be really good that way and not strong. Haven't tried it yet.

ButterYum said...

Good heavens... I'd die without garlic!

The Bloom Girls said...

I love garlic too. But, my answer is yes! Once I was following a recipe for a roast and it called for four garlic cloves inserted into the roast by first slicing with a knife. Ummm, I thought to myself, if four is good then twelve would be better. I was WRONG!!!!

Bill said...

I've never heard of buying garlic at an antique shop but, since you seem to be a true afficianado of Allium Sativum (I googled garlic!), I'm sure you know where to find the very best!

Thanks for the feedback on the mojito post. Glad your son's version passed muster and he's not facing eviction! What I just wrote is going to make absolutely NO sense to followers of your blog, is it??? ;)

heartnsoulcooking said...

Love garlic!!! I but garlic in everything I cook, I don't know what I would do without garlic. THANKS!!! Geri

Poppedijne said...

Like to keep garlic on a low key in my cooking since dh does not like it that much. But it is so fragrent and healthy that I slip it in sometimes.

Housewife Savant said...

I used to cook with a fair amount of garlic.
Then we got more people in our fam.
No wait; first my Mr. ruint hisself for garlic. He ate too much and suddenly he's one of Those People who secrete it through their skin and sleep on the couch FOR DAYS 'til the smell disappears.
Some of our kids're that way (cept for sleeping on the couch. What do I care if they stink to high heaven?)

My sniffer is hypersensitive. How do you get the smell out of your home and offa your people?

Christi said...

I'm so glad to find someone who likes garlic as much as me. I love it almost everything!

Christi

Florida Sue said...

I could not cook without garlic and balsalmic vinegar. There isn't a recipe that you can't add one the duo, except for dessert.

XOLucy

lindalee said...

Just wanted you to know that I am having folks over for dinner this evening and one of the appetizers is GARLIC and chive hummus.

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