Thursday, July 15, 2010

the flavors of summer

One of the best parts of summer for me is the harvest.. garlic, basic, home grown tomaters... YUM! simply thinking about it makes my mouth water.

This evening I went out and picked a hand full of fresh basil from my garden to accompany the heirloom tomatoes procured at our local farmer's market yesterday (mine are still green) and the fresh sourdough bread sitting on my counter.

My favorite way to make bruschetta is to grill or toast slices of french bread and rub over with a fresh garlic clove and then drizzle with good olive oil. Top with slices of fresh tomato, sliced basil leaves and sprinkle of salt & fresh ground pepper and either a slab of mozzarella or feta cheese crumbles. (my personal fav)

This is great as an appetizer or a full meal as I had 5 slices tonight because it was so hot! Pair it with a nice chilled glass of wine or a glass of iced tea.. yum!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FRESH GARLIC in da house!

Its that time of the year again.. the Gilroy Garlic Festival is just around the corner, and you know what that means? Its harvest time in the Garlic Capital of the World!

We are getting in the freshest batch of California garlic that you can get so pop on over to our shop and pick up a couple pounds for summer cooking or some fresh garlic braids to adorn your kitchen, recipes or give as gifts.

By the way, we just added the "follow" feature to our blog. If you sign up to follow us between now and July 31 we will add your name to a drawing to win a fresh small garlic braid!