Garlic

Apr 28

Grass, Weed or Garlic Scape?

I live in a lovely area of New Jersey that is absolutely nothing like Newark or The Jersey Shore. We have horse farms, alpaca farms, bee farms & even an ostrich farm.   We have everything from full-fledged fruit & vegetable farms: with huge produce stands, to little tables & honor-boxes at the end of …

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Apr 26

Uncle Nicky Stabile’s Italian Cheese and Pork Sausage Recipe

When I first told my mom that I had received a sausage making attachment for the Kitchen Aid, her first response was that I would have to make Uncle Nicky’s Pork and Provolone Sausages. My response was “Do you have the recipe?” There was no recipe, just the memories of my mother and her cousins …

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Mar 27

Knowing your onions – The sequel

Since my last post about re-growing green onions (spring onions), I have been experimenting with other members of the Allium family such as baby leeks and garlic. The word Allium is Latin for garlic, and all members of the plant family are edible including the stems and bulbs. They all produce Cysteine Sulfoxide which gives …

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Mar 23

One Dish Cooking (Sausage & Potatoes)

I love one dish cooking. I don’t mind messing up prep dishes but cleaning them: Ick. One of the most rustically delicious, one-dish meals I make is Sausage with Potatoes.  It’s so seriously easy & has a great combination of flavor that is perfect for a busy night.  I often mix it up in the …

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Mar 05

Does Size Matter….Garlic Cloves

I do love garlic, whether browned and simmered whole in a slow cooked marinara sauce, sliced thin and sauteed with anchovies and olive oil then tossed with pasta, used in a stir fry with broccoli or rubbed raw on toast and eaten with steak tartar. The aroma, flavor and versatility of garlic (Allium sativum) make …

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