Garlic. We’re guessing there aren’t many undecided voters when it comes to cooking with this pungent ingredient. If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy this handy website filled with interesting garlic information, history, and how-to’s.
Although the article states that most garlic consumed in the U.S. is grown in northern California, there’s no reason why most of us can’t grow our own. Garlic is a most forgiving garden crop, and now is the time to plant it. For instructions on planting your own, click here.
If you’re using garlic in a slow-cooker recipe and you want a very distinct, garlicky flavor, add it near the end of the cooking time. You can sauté the garlic briefly on the stovetop if you want to make sure it’s tender and fully cooked.
Do you grow your own garlic? Love to cook with garlic? Have a favorite garlicky recipe? We’d love to hear from you!