Gilroy Garlic Soup

- ingredients -
3 tbs. olive oil
1 large sweet onion (chopped)
1 leek (white part only, washed well and diced)
8 cups of chicken broth (read the label! Some include MSG, don't do it, save your family)
2 potatoes (peeled and cubed)
20 cloves of fresh garlic
1 cup half-and-half
1 tsp. Garli Garni seasoning
Salt and Pepper
1 cup snipped chives

- directions -
Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and leek; cook and stir until tender.
Add broth; bring to a boil. Add potatoes and garlic; simmer for 1 hour. Place potato mixture and half-and-half in food processor; process until smooth.
Season to taste with Garli Garni, salt and pepper. Top with chives. Pour a glass of wine, cut some bread and pig out. Yummmmmm!

Cold Garlic Soup

- ingredients -
2 cups of plain Yogurt
2 tbs. fresh mint (chopped)
15 cloves of fresh garlic (chopped)
3 cups ice
1 medium cucumber
1 tsp. Lemon Garli Garni

- directions -
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve. This soup may be placed in the refrigerator and then add the ice when served.
You will notice when this soup is served on a hot day, you will feel cooler. A great summer soup with a ton of garlic. YUM!