And The Winner Is…

It was a close race but we have our winner (drumroll please) … Count Clovenstein!!!

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But our character isn’t the only one winning today! As promised, we have randomly selected one person who voted for Count Clovenstein through Instagram or Twitter to win a $15 grocery store gift card.

The winner of the draw is @MonicaYiu!!! Congratulations Monica!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and helped our little guy find himself! 

Garlic Festivals Across Canada

Even though our campaign is ending today, your adventure to discover garlic doesn’t have to end here! There are tons of garlic festivals happening all across Canada throughout the year.

If you love garlic, want to learn more about its many applications, and would like to meet some of the great people growing and experimenting with it – a garlic festival is the place to go!

We’ve prepared a list for you of the many garlic festivals you can visit across the nation.

British Columbia

Alberta

  • October 13 – Andrew Garlic Festival, contact orcarri.hrehorets@hotmail.com

Manitoba  

Ontario

Quebec

  • August 18 – The Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival daniel@fermetournesol.qc.ca

Nova Scotia

Road trip? I think so!

Have you ever been to any of these events? Do you know about a great garlic-themed event we missed?? We’d love to hear from you!

Tweet us at @discovergarlic, email us at discovergarlic@gmail.com, send us a video response on our YouTube account or post your reply below! We want to hear from you!

Discover Garlic on YouTube!

Garlic lovers everywhere need to check out our official YouTube page! Our Garlic Moments video series is a perfect go-to for garlic-themed recipes that are simple, affordable and delicious. With new episodes everyday, the Garlic Moments video series is great way to get to know us garlic girls and see us in action!

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You can subscribe to our channel here, and don’t forget we love hearing from you! Make us a video response and tell us your experience trying our recipes, or share one of your favourite garlic creations!

Today’s Garlic Moment: Garlic Bread Bruschetta

Attention all foodies! Make sure you check out today’s garlic moment – dedicated to delicious garlic bread! Plus, as an added bonus, we took the recipe one step further and are teaching you how to make bruschetta!

We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below, or post a video response to our YouTube channel!!

For full recipe, head to our Recipes page!

Garlic Remedies

Not only is garlic delicious in any recipe, but it has actually been used for hundreds of years as a remedy for many illnesses and to treat different types of infections. It helps to reduce blood pressure, cure a cold, remove warts and has even been linked to helping prevent cancer. When you feel as though your eyebrows aren’t growing in properly, rub a little garlic on the area they are known to begin growing again. Garlic is also useful for treating ear infection, and when crushed into paste and added into olive oil, the mixture can be used as ear drops to clean ears out and eliminate any pain. Garlic can help open your nasal passageway and strengthens the body’s immune system. Furthermore, if rubbed on the tips of fingernails, it strengthens them and adds a natural shine! Garlic is such a fascinating and versatile food!

Have you ever tried any of these remedies? Do you know of any garlic secrets?

Tweet us at @discovergarlic, email us at discovergarlic@gmail.com, send us a video response on our YouTube account or post your reply below! We want to hear from you!

Source: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/garlic-herbal-remedies.htm

Garlic Myths, Superstitions, and Folklore

Here at the Garlic Headquarters we love reading about garlic and all the crazy things people have used it for throughout history! We wanted to share with you some of our favourite garlic tales:

– In the past, braided garlic was hung up to drive away evil spirits. Brides-to-be were “beaten” with garlic stalks to protect them from future illness and ensure that they bore healthy children.

– In the middle age, garlic was worn around the neck to keep werewolves at bay, and was hung above doorways to guard against evil forces.

– Dreaming that there is “garlic in the house” is supposedly lucky; to dream about eating garlic means you will discover hidden secrets.

– Roman soldiers ate garlic to inspire them and give them courage. Because the Roman generals believed that garlic gave their armies courage, they planted fields of garlic in the countries they conquered, believing that courage was transferred to the battlefield.

– Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate — a goddess of the wilderness and childbirth, or for protection from demons. The garlic was supposed to the evil spirits and cause them to lose their way.

– The Koreans of old ate pickled garlic before passing through a mountain path, believing that tigers disliked it.

– Garlic and onions were invoked as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.

– During the reign of King Tut, fifteen pounds of garlic would buy a healthy male slave. Indeed, when King Tut’s tomb was excavated, there were bulbs of garlic found scattered throughout the rooms.

– In Mohammed’s writings, he equates garlic with Satan when he describes the feet of the Devil as he was cast out of the Garden of Eden. Where his left foot touched the earth, garlic sprang up, while onion emerged from the footprint of his right foot.

– European folklore gives garlic the ability to ward off the “evil eye”. Central European folk beliefs considered garlic a powerful ward against devils, werewolves, and vampires. To ward off vampires, garlic could be worn on one’s person, hung in windows, or rubbed on chimneys and keyholes. When diseases caused by mosquito bites were considered “The touch of the vampire,” garlic came in handy as a mosquito repellent.

Pretty cool, isn’t it? We want know – fact or fiction? What do you think about these stories??

Tweet us at @discovergarlic, email us at discovergarlic@gmail.com, send us a video response on our YouTube account or post your reply below! We want to hear from you!

Sources: http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/10/garlic_superstitions_folklore.html, http://www.hammergarlic.com/myths.htm