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Some like it large: cooking with elephant garlic

The heads of elephant garlic look like they are on steroids: in fact, a single clove can be larger than an entire head of regular-sized garlic. Many are drawn to elephant garlic for its sheer size. Some also find the elephant variety to be easier grow, peel, and cook with. But these plump bulbs are hiding something very important: [...]

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Parmesan Garlic Wings and The 4th of July: Down with the Monarchy!

Ah, the 4th of July. The holiday evokes images of picnics, fireworks, and red-white-and-blue. For many the holiday also conjures visions of delicious food: meats sizzling on the grill, freshly baked pies, and dips and spreads (hopefully a few with garlic!). However, the 4th of July is much more than parties and firecrackers. Think back: as copies of the Declaration [...]

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Green Garlic… Tasting is believing!

Green garlic is a delicacy you might not have been aware of. It’s not like green ketchup (what ever happened to that?) - Not simply garlic dyed green (that might be a good idea for Saint Patty’s day). In fact, it’s more like a chive on a baked potato. It’s a great spring and summer ingredient to add delicate [...]

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Why Garlic is Called Nature's Antibiotic?

Is garlic nature's antibiotic? Garlic is known as great flavoring for food and some natural medicinal uses. Garlic is known to be very good for the immune system, since it has allicin which has the ability l to get rid of some bacterial infections. This is however, achieved only if the garlic is crushed and starts to produce a [...]

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Benefits of Garlic to the Cardiovascular System

The benefits of garlichave been examined throughout history dating back to 1500 B.C from 2600 B.C. In China and India, it was used as a blood-thinning agent. Garlic has even been found in the ancient Egyptian tombs (do think it is too old to eat?). It was also listed in the medical text Codex Ebers (dated 1550 BC) [...]

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​3 Known Ways Garlic is Good for You!

Garlic is not only an ingredient in your meal, but it is also an important herb that has a lot of outstanding effects on the human body (mice too- as per the laboratory tests done on them, eek!). One of the reasons garlic is such a powerful force is that garlic contains the organosulfur compound Allicin, which is released [...]

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Top 20 Uses for Garlic (some of these might surprise you!)

Top 20 Uses for Garlic:1. Maintain good health - This is a benefit most are well aware of. With properties that are thought to help your heart and liver, boost your metabolism of iron, prevent cancer, and fight against bacteria and viruses, garlic is a vital component of a healthy diet. We recommend eating one or two cloves every day.2. Ward [...]

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​Garlic Fried Rice… Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Garlic fried rice is a simple dish that is versatile, tasty, and healthy. It’s a dish that doesn’t add too much flair to a meal, but instead it relies on its key ingredients to provide a subtle hint of flavor. Not many people can say no to garlic fried rice, because it is a gentle and learned creature that [...]

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A New Garlic Hummus Recipe for the Future and Beyond!

Why try this garlic hummus recipe you ask? Because garlic is the food of the gods, to put it so bluntly. It has amazing health benefits, and there’s a variety of ways to cook it - not to mention the sheer vast amount of things you can add it in, or mix it with. With all of this [...]

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​Garlic and Chives… What could be Easier?

Garlic and chives is a big hit around here, and for good reason. We’ve told you about the numerous health benefits like antifungal properties, cardiovascular health benefits, cancer-preventive properties of garlic, and more. It’s also so versatile that you can put it in nearly every meal, from potatoes, to spice up meat, in a soup, in Mexican rice, and [...]

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