With the thoughts of those in Paris: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is my selection of interesting articles and recipes published last week on the web I handpicked for you:
Camilla and Charles visited Nelson’s market during their recent visit to New Zealand and it looks like Charles didn’t like the smell of black garlic. Oh, dear…
The Association of the National Bureau of Garlic of Spain and the National Association of Producers and Exporters of Garlic sent a letter to the EU officials debating an amendment to the policies regarding import of garlic to the EU. EU officials are considering simplification of licences, which both organisations representing the entire Spanish production and trade sector, as well as 60% of the European garlic sector are not happy about. “We could see an increase in fraud, as frequently confirmed by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), which has shown that importers in several EU countries were introducing fresh or refrigerated garlic through other tariff headings, resulting in a substantial amount of tax evasion and considerable damage to European industry professionals”… read more here. It is obviously import of poor quality, cheaper garlic from China (in huge quantities), that had a massive impact on the US & Canadian market is what Spanish garlic sectors fear the most. And, as the history shows, they should!
Wonderful idea from Examiner on how to grow garlic sprouts at home. I have just tucked mine in too! 🙂 Why didn’t I think of that earlier?!
GARLIC HEALTH BENEFITS
Garlic also scores on the list of foods that help in control of sugar level.
Garlic promotes quick healing in this short article. Cut a clove of garlic in half and apply gently the juice yielding surface of the clove to infected area. (Great idea for acne sufferers!)
There are people like me who just can’t live without making lists. List of things to buy, list of things to sort out before we travel, list of films to watch and books to read, list of things to do this week… My boyfriend keeps telling me: Put it on the list! He is so right. I keep meaning to try the Cuban Sandwich ever since I watched Chef. (What a great comedy, especially for those with the F&B background! ) Now it is on the list of dishes to cook!
Here is an original, very tasty looking recipe from Chef Shacks for Savoury Bread Pudding.
Kate from Veggie Desserts came up with a great breakfast idea, and it is full of my favourite ingredients: toasted bread, sautéed mushrooms, garlic and thyme… I already had my breakfast, but I think I know what I’m having for lunch!
Oh yeah, baby! Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Tacos – that’s what I call a simple and tasty take on Mediterranean cuisine!
I am a dipping pro! Bring it on you ridiculously delicious looking Roasted Eggplant and Red Peppers Dips!
So which meatballs would YOU prefer? Mexican with the turkey meat or more traditional, Italian version? (Have tried my meatballs with simple ratatouille recipe yet?)
Here we have Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Spread with Toasted Pine Nuts – it is already on my list of things to cook!
Morley Safer, veteran journalist on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.” – so true!
That’s it for the last week’s Garlic Matters News roundup! Stay tuned for another delicious garlic recipe coming your way on Tuesday.