Garlic Mashed Potatoes

- ingredients -
1 pound of red potatoes
1 bulb of roasted garlic
1/4 stick of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of Garli Garni Seasoning
1 teaspoon of Garli Ghetti

- directions -

Boil the potatoes until they are soft. Mash with the skins on. Add butter, milk, garlic, and seasonings. Serve with a bit more butter garnish.

Roasted Garlic Bulb

- ingredients -
1 bulb of garlic (More can be done in a baking dish covered with foil.)
1 tsp. olive oil
1 pinch of rosemary, thyme, or other fresh herb

- directions -

Cut of the top of the garlic bulb to expose the cloves. Place on a square of foil and drizzle olive oil on the top. Sprinkle on the herb of choice or use Garli Garni Seasoning. Wrap the foil around the bulb so it doesn¹t touch the sides or top of the bulb. Poke a couple of holes in the foil with a toothpick to let the steam escape. Place in an oven at 350 degrees for about an hour. Open the foil for an additional 15 minutes to caramelize the garlic. Let cool and serve with bread, chicken, or anything you want.

Tuma Brusch

- ingredients -
2 lb container small curd cottage cheese
2 bulbs of garlic (cleaned and pressed)
1 tbs. ground black pepper
1 oz. red wine vinegar

- directions -

Mix thoroughly. Let stand un-refrigerated overnight. Then refrigerate. Eat with saltine crackers.


Jiffy Corn Bread - Tom of Colorado

- ingredients -
7 oz. of Sour Cream
1 can Cream Corn
1 large Vidalia Onion, chopped
15 or so cloves of fresh garlic
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cheddar Cheese, grated on top

- directions -

The directions on this one is a little vague, but you will be able to play with it and come up with a winner. Use the box mix of Jiffy Corn Bread and you will be able to mix the ingredients to get a heavy batter consistency. It may take you a couple of try's, but well worth the effort. We want to thank Tom for letting us share this Corn Bread idea with our garlic lovin' readers. Good luck and have fun in the kitchen.


Roasted Tomato & Caramelized Onion Tart Provencal

This was given to us in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Balloon Fiesta. We haven't made it yet, but it looks really good.

- ingredients -

1 pound of puff pastry
Egg wash made with 1 egg white and a pinch of salt
4 tbs olive oil
1 tbs garlic, minced (we would add more)
1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 tsp sugar to taste (remember use raw organic)
2 tbs sherry wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
6 to 8 roasted tomato halves (recipe follows)
12 pitted Nicoise or similar black olives

- directions -

1. On a floured surface, roll out puff pastry to fit cake pan (plus). Brush edges with egg wash. Turn edges in to make 1-inch border all around tart. Press fork tines on border to decorate and seal. Brush border with egg wash, prick bottom of tart with fork and chill while preparing the onions.

2. Heat 2 tbs of oil until hot. Add onions, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden. Add sugar and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Add vinegar and stir until most of liquid is evaporated. Let cool.

3. Assemble tart: Preheat oven to 450. Sprinkle 2 tbs of parmesan on bottom of tart. Smooth onions over the parmesan, sprinkle with another 2 tbs parmesan and top with layer of tomatoes. Sprinkle the tomatoes with remaining parmesan and olives, and drizzle with 1 to 2 tbs olive oil. Brush edges of tart once again with egg wash.

4. Bake the tart for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden. Sprinkle with herbs before serving.

Note from the person that gave us the recipe: I used: 1 tube croissant rolls, olive oil, onions, whole garlic, Lemon Garli Garni, thyme, season salt and pepper, sugar, Balsamic vinegar, roasted tomato halves, mushrooms, shrimp, chopped black olives, 1/2 avocado, crab meat, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.

1. Unroll croissants in bottom of greased cake pan.

2. Heat olive oil and brown all of above except cheese, crab, avocado and roasted tomato halves. I just add to taste of everything. NO measuring!!

3. Sprinkle some of each kind of cheese on top of croissants, add onion sauce over cheese, sprinkle more cheese, add crab meat, avocado slices and roasted tomato. Sprinkle more cheese and bake at 450 for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden.


Roasted Tomatoes

- ingredients -
Tomatoes to fill cookie sheet
Fresh Garlic, minced
Lemon Garli Garni
Season Salt (remember: NO MSG, check your label)
Lemon pepper
Basil, chopped
Sage, chopped
Olive Oil

- directions -

Heat oven to 250. Core and half tomatoes, fill cookie sheet. Arrange in a single layer cut side up. Sprinkle with garlic, herbs and salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Let cool.