Today’s Garlic Moment: Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Butter Sauce

Our roasted potato recipe is so simple but we can’t get enough of it! Check it out!

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Garlic in Other Countries

Hello Garlic enthusiasts!

Garlic is a way of life, so much so that it has been used by many cultures for thousands of years. It is, as you may know one of the oldest horticultural crops in history. The list of cultures goes on and on but here are some particularly interesting uses of garlic throughout historical cultures:

Tracing back nearly 5000 years ago, Egyptians relied on the properties of garlic in order for workers and slaves, building the great pyramids, to increase their strength and stamina, all while keeping them immune from disease. The Egyptians even used garlic to hide secret affairs. Unfaithful husbands would chew on a clove to disguise any scent left by their mistresses. Talk about a cover up!

Ancient Indians sought out garlic for medicinal purposes however at the same time deemed it as an aphrodisiac. Due to its believed properties, monks steered clear due to its ability to arise passions. The Vikings and Ancient Romans took doses of garlic for medicinal purposes as well.

During the time of the Ancient Greeks, garlic was known to be a plant of the common folk. The upper class wouldn’t dare to eat a clove at the risk of smelling like the lower class. However it was mentioned in Homer’s famous Odyssey and was even mentioned in Greek mythology.

Today garlic isn’t avoided as it was in some cultures a long time ago. In modern times, countries have embraced the stink! And with good reason too, they were definitely missing out before. Currently Mediterranean countries use it in aioli (a mixture of eggs, olive oil and garlic). The Russian wet their palettes with pickled garlic shoots as an appetizer. Italians keep their kitchens stocked with garlic for pastas, bread, bruschetta and more. And the Chinese don’t dare to skip the garlic in their ginger stir-fries.

Do you know any interesting facts about the uses of Garlic in different countries? What does your family do?

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Sources: http://www.lazymanandhealth.com/garlic-history/, http://www.herballegacy.com/Motteshard_History.html, http://www.kew.org/plant-cultures/plants/garlic_history.html

Today’s Garlic Moment: Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is one of the easiest ways to prepare garlic and is also the most flavourful! Check out this garlic moment to see how its done:

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Today’s Garlic Moment: Hummus

Hello Garlic Lovers! If you want a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy any garlic craving, be sure to check out today’s video on how to make hummus from scratch! We hope you love it as much as we did!

You can access the recipe here on our Recipe page!

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Grow your own Garlic!

With all the recent pollution and pesticide usage, growing your own fruits and vegetables has never been more popular. With homegrown herbs and spices growing in popularity, garlic is a sure way for homeowners to give their dishes the kick it needs without all the harmful elements that can sometimes sneak their way in.

While growing garlic is relatively simple, the first step is to make sure your soil area is weed free. Planting should be done in the fall, with bulbs of a nice shape and decently large cloves. Want a good tip? If you separate the cloves as close to the planting time as possible, the roots won’t dry out, leading to faster grow times.

So now that we are all planted, when do we get to make some buttery, garlic mashed potatoes? Well, along with keeping weeds away, proper watering and harvesting must be done on time to get the best bulbs possible. The key here is to keep your soil moist. Be warned however that it is safer to stop watering sooner than later. Garlic is harder to cure if it has been over watered.

Ready to harvest in the spring, take a look at the bulbs. If you can feel the bumps of cloves, then you are ready to go. Gently loosen the ground below and pull the garlic away, it’s that simple. While times may vary depending on the weather and location but come springtime you’ll be roasting your homegrown cloves in no time. Garlic tends to grow quite beautiful flowers, it’ll help spruce up your garden too!

So when you begin to plant your tomatoes and cucumbers don’t forget to add garlic to your gardens. What do you think? Will you be adding a little garlic to your garden this upcoming season? Tweet us at @discovergarlic, email us at discovergarlic@gmail.com, send us a video response on our YouTube account discovergarlic@gmail.com or post your reply below! We want to hear from you!

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Source: https://www.garlicfarm.ca/growing-garlic.htm

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