Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cookin' on the Lost Coast


Garli Garni should be in every camping kit. Why? Because it's great on EVERYTHING! and makes everything great. It's not one of those seasonings that smothers the taste of what you're cooking. A basic recipe that you can make at home and pack in the cooler is Garli Garni butter:
Recipe: Simply mix a generous amount of Garli Garni with butter or margerine and pack it in a container in your cooler.

With this you can make great Garlic bread and the best corn on the cob you've ever tasted.

For the corn; peel back the husk, remove the corn silk and slather on a thick layer of Garli Garni butter. Put the husk back in place and wrap the corn tightly in foil. Place on the grill or directly in the coals and cook.


For the garlic bread simply spread the seasoned butter liberally on the split french bread or baguette and toast on the camp grill.

For the corn; peel back the husk, remove the corn silk and slather on a thick layer of Garli Garni butter. Put the husk back in place and wrap the corn tightly in foil. Place on the grill or directly in the coals and cook.
Take along your shaker of Garli Garni and sprinkle on hamburgers, steaks, chicken, or skewered prawns. Then grill on your campfire for an outdoor feast.
Above, we've saute├ęd mushrooms and onions in the Garli Garni butter to top our grilled steaks.


Friday, June 11, 2010

On the Road with Lee


For the first time in many years, Garlic Festival Foods is happy to be back in the Bing Crosby Building at the Del Mar fair. Lee is in booth # 2106 peddling all of your favorite Garlic Festival® goodies. Check out this link for fair discounts and be sure to stop by and say "Hi!"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lost Coast of California



Want to get away from it all? Really get away? Thick tangles of wild Sweet Peas, sun dappled meadows of Lupine, fat gray squirrels and tiny quaint settlements tucked into little valleys? Then the Lost Coast may be the place for you. Where is the Lost Coast, you ask? It begins where Hwy. 1 (North) ends. The best and most scenic route is to drive to the quaint Victorian town of Ferndale and head for the coast over the hills and through the picturesque valleys. We took Mattole Rd. on a beautiful drive to the tiny town of Petrolia. From Petrolia you can take a side trip to the ocean (and beach camping) by following Lighthouse Rd.
To continue your trip, backtrack and resume your trek through the Mattole Valley. If you enjoy camping, look for the Arthur W. Way County Memorial Park. This is one of the prettiest campgrounds I've come across; lovely, well kept sites divided by grassy berms situated along the winding river. If camping isn't your thing, look for the funky little Mattole River Country Cabins which the owners have been in the process of renovating. They're cute and reasonable.
Late spring is a great time for this trip. After our plentiful rains this year the wild flowers were particularly spectacular. Wildlife is abundant and camping areas plentiful if not always easily accessible. That, of course, is what makes it the "Lost" Coast. Our final destination was the Sinkyone Wilderness and Bear Harbor.
Coming next: Camp Cooking on the Coast and Bear Harbor.









Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NEW WEB SITE


Well, if you are reading this, no doubt you have come here via our Brand Spankin' New website. It has been many months in the making, collaborating between a handful of people and our awesome web chick/programmer Joanne. Have to admit we lagged a bit over the holidays but have been busting our fingers the last couple of weeks, typing, shooting product photos and spiffing up the site.

In case you haven't seen, we now have a Facebook page!! and Twitter. If you do not belong to our Facebook page we invite you to pop over there and join because this will entitle you to exclusive discounts and recipes that will only be posted there. You can always find us by clicking on the appropriate icon in the upper right corner from our home page.

In the works are more new recipes, a photo gallery and also some fun videos about garlic and cooking with garlic. Please feel free to send us letters, comments, recipes and more as we work to make this site a fun destination where garlic lovers unite!