Did you know that garlic freezes rather well? I have to thank Kathryn Elliott for bringing this to my attention. Garlic is a seasonal crop, and local garlic is cheap over summer. It begins to peak in price during late Summer and early Autumn, continuing to rise in price until late Autumn or Early Winter,…
Use crispy garlic to top vegetables, soups and mashes. It adds texture, flavour and another dimension to dishes. Sage and Curry Leaves likewise. You might also like to see how to make Crispy Ginger. Have a look at Crispy Sage Leaves with White Beans. Try this Parsnip and Carrot Soup with Crispy Garlic.
Garlic oil adds interest to dishes
Just a gorgeous way of cooking and serving roasted vegetables. A colourful Spanish version of the French ratatouille.
This is a beautiful Autumn and Winter dish that can also be made with Spring vegetables.
Feel that vampires are on the loose? Is it a full moon? Or do you just feel like a touch of Spain tonight? Whatever, cook Garlic Soup for no reason at all. (But make sure you BOTH eat it!)
Its another garlicky soup! Bring it on! Maybe when you are home alone…. 🙂
Aglio e Olio (Pasta with Oil and Chilli)
This is still my 10-minutes-to-the-table dish. It is not only delicious but life saving when you need a meal and need it quickly. Add a green salad.
A beautiful, garlicky dish with roasted garlic, easy to prepare and great for a meal with a green salad. Enjoy!
Garlic has long been used in many cultures for infections, worms and as an antibiotic and antiseptic. Louis Pasteur discovered its bacteria killing capacity. It was used in this capacity so well by the Russian army that it was called “Russian Penicillin”.
The original recipe called for raw garlic. If you use the original recipe, it could lead to instant divorce and severe lack of friends from garlic overload….
Oh the subtle beauty of the Cooper Basin in the remote areas of South Australia! Not so subtle is Kim Chi, that Korean staple!
You can still make Kim Chi if you are vegetarian. It’s an amazing dish, and I try to make it often, to snack on and add to dishes.
You can make kim chi at any time of the year, from a whole range of vegetables including cabbage, daikon radish, watermelon radish, turnip, carrot, fennel, cucumbers. Mix and match.
How interesting it is to see the sky horizon-to-horizon. How stunning. How surprising. Locked out by city buildings, the sky can only peek through cracks and down alleys, but in the desert it reaches joyfully from east to west, from north to south, behind you, in front of you, to the left of you, to the right of you. Above you and wrapped around you.
Wrapping itself firmly into your soul is the peace, the untrampled aural aspect of land physically untrampled except by stock and native animals. I wanted to sleep in that stillness, laying on the earth, looking into the stars and the face of the moon.