{thirsty thursday : roasted volcanic garlic and a snow day!}

7 Nov


i feel like i eat garlic with almost every meal.  it’s so good for you, so good for the immune system and for your joints, among a slew of other things.  in the late spring this year, i purchased this beautiful braid of volcanic garlic.  the rep from the farm suggested roasting it with olive oil in the oven, for a very unique experience and flavour.

on it! said food and foto dot com.

i have about 5 bulbs left on the braid i purchased… the guy did say, “buy this now and it will last you through the end of the year” – and here we are {6 months later} in early november and i still have some to play with – yay!

and obviously you can use any kind of garlic.  i had actually never made roasted garlic on my own, so i just had to try…


and i did exactly what the farmer told me to do….


– peel away the outer layers a little


– slice off the top, exposing the cloves


– drizzle olive oil over each bulb, generously  {make sure to get plenty inside}


– wrap in foil and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.


once finished, the cloves slide out with ease and you can just store them in a jar until you want to use your roasted garlic in some risotto, stir fry, or on a salad!  and seriously, just eat a clove straight up!  there is nothing like the flavour! {and the added boost of antioxidants and germ-fighting power!}

and since it’s thirsty thursday, AND since we got a little brushing of the white stuff this past week, wash it down with this :


new belgium brewery* is my absolute FAVOURITE!

*the nbb story about this beer is so awesome because i totally remember that snowstorm in 2003! i was in college at the time and half of my finals were cancelled because of the storm!  it was wild – we are talking like FOUR FEET of snow! i will have to see if i can find a way to share some of the fotos – this was back in the black & white days of shooting film and processing it myself.

such memories 🙂  

4 Responses to “{thirsty thursday : roasted volcanic garlic and a snow day!}”

  1. Anthony Mark November 7, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    I love this, plus the Beer looks so good right now too


  2. tableofcolors November 7, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    Delicious! Just finished chopping garlic into our black bean soup for tonight. Perhaps I should try your roasted garlic recipe next Sunday for dinner.


  3. Chocolate Covered Race Medals November 7, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Zach and I have always said we are going to roast garlic but never actually do it! It’s so simple, what’s our problem? haha


  4. IntuitionMatters November 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Try spreading the hot mushy clove on a cracker or crusty bread alone or with Brie…so many ways to play!! ❤


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