Garlic Does Not Mellow

Just an update to my Hummus post. Two heads of fresh, raw garlic in your hummus does NOT, repeat DOES NOT, mellow overnight. My friends, learning to cook is trial and error. Now I do have to qualify this in that I don’t mind the intense garlic flavour. However, what I do worry about is…

Hummus

I was motivated by a request from a Facebook friend to write my recipe for hummus, after I posted “Homemade hummus. Too much garlic. It burns. Burns. (And let this be a warning to those I work with, and vampires)”. This has got to be the most garlicky batch I’ve ever made. It is also…

Garlic Spaghetti

Some 20 years ago I went on a cruise with my Auntie Ann through the Caribbean. It was a terrific time. We met some great people, drank an amazing amount of alcohol, did some crazy things, and most importantly ate a lot of great food. It was our first (and only) cruise, but we hooked…

Signs of Christmas

A rutabaga in your cubicle is a sign of Christmas. I bought this bad boy for my annual contribution to our family Christmas Dinner, the Turnip Puff. A co-worker and admirer of door photographs, brought in some of his Moroccan wife’s bean dish for me try. A generous Christmas gesture gratefully received. An amazing dish,…

Tomato Soup

Tonight, inspired by a Tweet from Jamie Oliver and having a bag full of ripe garden tomatoes provided by our landlord, decided to take a swing at making homemade tomato soup. Not quite sure how to begin, I started with the basics as offered by Jamie Oliver’s recipe of sauteing onion, carrots and garlic. Of…