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Welcome to Garlic Matters!

Hi, my name is Justyna and yes, you guessed, I use a lot of garlic in my kitchen!

However you found your way to Garlic Matters I am glad you’re here with me. I hope you will find what you are looking for, but should you have any questions simply send them to me via e-mail (share at garlicmatters dot com) or the contact form below. I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as possible.

At Garlic Matters I gather and share the experience and research about garlic, growing garlic and cooking with garlic. Sometimes only a touch of it can take a dish to a completely new level. Here you will find recipes containing garlic I developed myself, found online or in cookbooks, and tested. From garlic bread and butter through meat and fish to vegetables, I embrace the unique flavour and goodness of garlic in my kitchen and report back to you, dear reader. I try to publish a new post every Tuesday & Friday – if you would like to receive information about new posts, please join my mailing list through the Sign Up form on the right hand side.

I became fascinated by this wonder food after visiting the Garlic Festival on the Isle of Wight in the UK. This, along with my interest and the joy I find in cooking, led to the birth of Garlic Matters. These days I cook at home for my partner Chris & myself almost every day. Chris is my main critic and (quite happily) a guinea pig.

I was brought up in Poland on a diet full of carbs, meat and vegetables. Maybe that’s why above all culinary trends I like simple, honest flavourful food. I avoid heavily processed ingredients with labels I would have to study with encyclopaedia and a professor of chemistry. At the same time I am not afraid of labels that food groups come with and roasted garlic mashed potatoes is my biggest guilty pleasure. Yeap, I do love carbs and a nice piece of juicy red meat. Eh, dear potatoes, bread, pastas, cabbage… yum, yummy, yum! How could I ever live without you?! 

In my experience common sense and balance is the key to everything in life.

I hope you’ll enjoying reading about my garlic ventures and use some of the recipes you’ll find here in your kitchen. If you would like to share any thoughts about what you find on Garlic Matters or ask any questions, please do let me know.

Here is a list of some good reads and blogs I follow:

101 Cookbooks  Leite’s Culinaria Shutterbean
Bonappetempt Lobstersquad Simply Recipes
Bon Appétit Magda Cauldron Sprinkles Bakes
Chocolate & Zucchini Manger Sprouted Kitchen
Diannej.com/b Matt Bites Sweet Amandine
David Lebovitz My Little Expat Kitchen Tea & Cookies
Food in Jars My Name is Yeh The Tipsy Baker
Food52 Nom Nom Paleo Turntable Kitchen
Green Kitchen Stories Not Without Salt Use Real Butter
Happy Yolks Oh My Veggies The Wednesday Chef
Healthy Green Kitchen Our Four Forks What Katie Ate
Joy the Baker Poor Man’s Feast White on Rice Couple
Just Hungry Salt and Wind The Year In Food
Kitchen Ghosts Sally’s Baking Addiction Yummy Supper
Sassy Radish Zoe Bakes
Seven Spoons

All the best,

Justyna

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