Saturday, July 24, 2010

Never Enough Garlic


The garlic harvesting has begun in my little corner of the world, and I'm delighted. The only downside is that I really didn't plant as much as past years. But then again, even when I plant more - much more - it's still not as much as I would like. I mean - really … can you ever have too much garlic?

I still have a half pint of garlic honey I made last year. I only used it once during the winter, when I thought a cold was taking hold. I think I only took one or two spoons full on a single day and promptly forgot about the suspicious symptoms - because they vanished. I made the garlic honey by crushing fresh garlic, placing it in a glass jar, covering with good, local honey and simply let it sit an macerate for a few weeks. Actually, I probably put it in my dehydrator on low heat for a few hours each day for several days … but I can't remember. In any event, either method is perfectly respectable.

And, for the record, it's good on toast too. That's how I used the other half pint!

8 comments:

annie kelleher said...

you can NEVER have too much garlic... unless you're a vampire... ;)

Kim said...

Never enough garlic - and I'll definately have to try the garlic honey

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I'm half Italian and basically grew up with garlic in almost everything so you are correct, you can never have too much :)

Jackie said...

I tend to be crazy about onions and only now am I starting to add more garlic to my dishes.

Never thought of garlic honey before, thanks for the info.

Sue said...

Garlic honey sounds good I might do it myself.

Dia said...

Garlic honey DOES sound good!! & I just got a quart of lovely local honey. I keep some honey in a spice jar - that would be just the right size for this!! Time to plant it here :)
& yep - never enough!!

Mary Ann said...

absoluletely agree, garlic rules and yes, in all things. Being Turkish I put garlic in plain yogurt and love to put it on some veggi casseroles, even try this on just normal spaghetti. Maybe it is familiar to my pallette but one should try..I even give garlic to my dog, in her food...enjoyed this blog, beautiful pictures, looking foward to reading more.

TopChamp said...

ooh...not sure I fancy garlic honey. Garlic though - yum.