GARLIC … Allium Sativum

Garlic wonderful garlic.   I would rather be out of wine than out of garlic.  And, I do love my glass of wine before dinner.       My gardening guru friend, Dellis,  has taken this beloved ingredient to new heights.    Her house is redolent with the heady aroma of basket after basket of “varietals” of gorgeous garlic.

“Garlic used as it should be used is the soul, the divine essence,  of  cookery.  The cook who can employ it successfully will be found to possess

the delicacy of perception,

the accuracy of judgment,

and the dexterity of hand which go to the formation of a great artist.”

(Mrs. W.G. Waters in ‘The cook’s  Decameron,”  1920


“Shallots are for babies;

onions are for men;

garlic is for heroes.”


If you are interested in purchasing garlic,  and live in the lower mainland, click on comments and send me your E-mail address.  I’ll forward it to Dellis, the garlic girl!

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