Garlic… I love the aroma, but that taste does not sit well with my taste bud. As such, I’m not an expert when it comes to garlic (I am one of those who pleads for the cook to “please, please don’t put any garlic”), but there are a lot of culinary experts who can’t have enough.
For all those garlic lovers out there, Majestic Garlic has created a garlic paste that’s sure to put the right touch of flavor into your dish. Oh and they also have pickled garlic! What are you waiting for? Go get some! You know you want to….
Majestic Garlic website: www.majesticgarlic.com La Cañada Flintridge, CA (But I caught them at the Corona Farmers Market)
Gaytan Family Farm, Inc. Mira Loma, CA; Santa Maria, CA Website: http://www.goodveg.org/gaytan.html
I can’t say I love brussels sprout, but I do love some grilled artichoke hearts or spinach and artichoke dip. I also love tomatillo sauce but I rely on pre-made–bottled and ready for me at the counter. I miss my friend Tony. He made some salsa verde and there’s nothing like enjoying fresh! I hear it’s not hard to make… Anyone want to share their recipe?
The drive from Northern California back to Southern California deserves a few stops along the way. An early start resulted in us passing by a small Farmers Market along the 101 in a small town called Betabel. Thanks to Betabel, this little project of mine came to life!
Those of us who live in the city never really get to take care of a garden, but it’s always nice when you can grow your own herbs, vegetables and plants. I didn’t buy any tomatoes from Penny Lane Farms, but my friend Katie did. Track my friend’s progress with her little project over at ASpoonfulOf.com
Bold strokes of markers on paper. Soft tones of color pencils.
I couldn’t help but stop and stare as BigEZArtist, Jon Guillaume, worked on a new piece. His work was consistent and identifiable. Our conversation ran along the line of, “A real artist… you’re a lefty.”
(Laughingly, I admit that I can’t draw even though I am a lefty myself.)