You can use it as an aphrodisiac, as a disinfectant, to strengthen your immune system, lower your high blood-pressure, cure earaches, increase endurance or even…keep vampires and unwanted suitors at bay!! You may hate its taste and smell or be in love with it, but whatever your feelings, you cannot ignore it! What is this incredible healer that Mother Nature has given us in abundance? Garlic, of course! The ancient Greeks called it the ‘stinking rose’. Ancient Egyptians worshipped it, Olympic athletes ate it for strength and in medieval times it was used to ward off illnesses....more
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Be a Zen Master of Garlic Peeling!

This man knows his garlic peeling technique....more
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Death by Garlic Bread Made with the Best Homemade Garlic Butter

I really don’t like to brag about my cooking…oh-yes, I do! But who wouldn’t? I love to cook! And I like to experiment with recipes; I tweak and twist them, adjust and rework them, until they are just perfectly so. And though you would think that making garlic butter should be of the simplest and easiest things to do, I have yet to be completely satisfied with one I’ve myself done…that is until now. This recipe is nothing if not garlicky divine!...more
For many, many years now Gilroy, in California, has been holding a Garlic Festival (Gilroy is ...more

Growing Your Own Garlic

In gardening, every plant has its prime sowing and harvesting season. Many things overlap or happen all at once, but there is a steadiness and rhythm too. Late spring and early summer brings something new to pick almost every week. By late summer, the pace quickens to daily harvesting and preserving. And by the time the garden is finished in early fall, it is time to begin thinking about planting garlic. I love that garlic gets to be planted separate from the spring rush, affording a little extra attention to be lavished....more
Yes, nothing beats home grown food - especially garlic!more

Garlic-Lover's Vegetable Stir-Fry from Kalyn's Kitchen

For everyone in the Northern hemisphere, we're starting to have an abundance of zucchini and other summer squash, and this very tasty meatless vegetable stir-fry is one of my personal favorite ways to use these end-of-summer vegetables.  I also have eggplant in my garden, but if you don't have eggplant (or if your tastebuds are eggplant-impaired) just use more zucchini or yellow squash. ...more
I posted the wrong link sorry. So, I always make a vegetable tortellini bake in the summer time. ...more

Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Chops

@victorias_view It makes for a tasty recipe & I thoroughly enjoy sipping a glass along the way :)more

roasted garlic herb cherry tomatoes

This does truly look amazing! I plan to use this same recipe for my bigger tomatoes, some which ...more

Stir-Fried Tofu with Scallions, Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen

I promised I would share one of my own meatless recipes occasionally as part of the Meatless Monday series, and this Stir-Fried Tofu with Scallions, Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Sauce is one of my very favorite ways to cook tofu.  If you're not that practiced at stir-frying, this recipe has a link to some stir-fry tips that will make sure you get a good result, and this tofu dish with so much flavor from the scallions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce will turn just about anyone into a tofu convert! ...more

Looks like a great recipe, VVK! And I'm always on the hunt for one-pot meals.

Kalyn, love ...more

A Mad Dash for Corn Satimbocca (or for some other unrelated purpose)

These are not the best words to wake up to:Sh*t! The alarm didn’t go off!My response: How the h*ll did that happen?? Whatever. I’ll go make coffee. If there’s time, I’ll get dressed.My husband: At least we have our priorities straight....more

Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Recipe & Cookbook Giveaway!

When  Jaden Hair of  Steamy Kitchen offered a guest spot on her site, you can image how excited I was! I’ve shared a recipe for Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan from my new book, Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook. Jaden is also giving away a copy to one lucky winner!...more