Thursday, January 31, 2013

Easy Mustard Dip

This savory dip couldn't be easier or more tasty. A great last addition to your Super Bowl snack line up.  Simply mix equal parts Garlic Festival Sweet & Spicy Mustard and sour cream with a splash of brandy cognac. Warm in microwave until warm and the flavors meld. Top off with a grind of fresh pepper before serving. Great as a dip for sausages, ham or even vegetables. Also fabulous on steaks!


World's Best Garlic Bread??

Bo may have known football but WE know garlic and therefore it follows that we also KNOW Garlic Bread! Gone are the days of greasy but flavorless garlic bread.. our recipe is so yummy that the kids ask for it for lunch.
 ~“Garlic High Priestess” Garlic Bread~   
1 loaf crusty bread, split lengthwise 
3 cloves fresh CA garlic, minced finely 
1 Tbls. Garli Garni
1 stick sweet butter
2 Tbls. mayo
2 Tbls. extra-virgin olive oil 
4  Tbls. fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 

Combine garlic, butter, oil, & Garli Garni in a small skillet over moderate-low heat for 3-4 minutes. Toast split bread under broiler. Remove bread when it is toasted golden brown in color. Brush bread liberally with garlic butter mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, if using.    Return to broiler and brown 30 seconds. Cut into chunks and serve. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Garlic Fries!! Need we say more?

Garlic Fries
We know Garlic Fries have become the rage at stadiums across the nation. Here we have removed all that oily mess and replaced it with tons of FLAVOR!

1 lb frozen french fries
2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary

Garli Garni to taste

Toss minced garlic in olive oil.

Place fries in baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil mixture and part of the rosemary. Sprinkle with Garli Garni and toss.

Bake according to package directions tossing occasionally. Once fries are cooked and golden brown, remove from pan and sprinkle with remaining rosemary and more Garli Garni to taste. YUM!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


No football game would be complete without chips in salsa and we're happy that our fans LOVE Garlic Festival Garlic Salsa for its zesty, tangy ways, but we want you to love it even MORE!!
Here are a few ways to take gGarlic Festival Salsareat to BETTER:

- Add thawed baby shrimp.
- Add chuncks of fresh avocado.
- Add a small can of drained pineapple chunks for a sweet & spicy version.. try mango too!
- Layer with beans, cheese and other "taco" favoites for a layered dip. Olé!
- Stir in small cans od kernal corn and black beans.
- Add fresh chopped onion and some fresh lime juice...

what is your favorite way to eat our salsa??

Super Bowl Bound Baby!!

On Sunday the 20th, the whole GFF crew was up in San Francisco attending the International Fancy Food Show. Fortunately for us football fans, several of the booths and the snack bar had TVs. Periodically throughout the morning, one could hear a whoop or groan as the 49ers battled against the Falcons for the AFC Title.

Tracy was receiving text updates from her husband, and as we walked the show we were finally drawn to a bank of TVs above the snack bar just in time to see San Francisco miss a field goal, followed shortly by a fumbled ball at their one-yard line.

Heavy sighs, and a few swear words, escaped the crowd. People approached and anxiously inquired as to the score. Tension buzzed through the crowd and finally, a few minutes later, the 49ers scored what would be their winning touchdown! Talk about excitement. People where jumping up and down, whooping, shouting and dancing with happiness.

Meanwhile, on computer screens across the country, Garlic Festival’s Facebook fans wondered if a promo of  “GIANT” proportion would follow a “hometown” win.

Can the 49ers make it all the way? We hope so and you should too. Time will tell as we wait with bated breath for the Super Bowl outcome. PROMO or NO PROMO??!

In addition to waiting for that final score, we will also be preparing snacks for the Big Game! Each day this week we will share a favorite “garlicized” appetizer to spice up your football offerings…


~ Garli Glaze Hot Wings ~

This is a winner!

Pat dry and toss the desired number of wings with any hot sauce (such as Tobasco) and bake at 350º on an oiled cookie sheet or parchment paper until nearly done. Remove, drain & cool slightly. Toss with Garli Glaze to coat evenly & return to the oven & finish cooking until tender & slightly caramelized.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Garlic in the City

We are in San Francisco today attending the International Fancy Food Show. So much to see and TASTE! Of course there was much excitement during the 49er game and lots of celebrating. We couldn't resist having dinner at The Stinking Rose restaurant with the gang.... Yum!!

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Location:Broadway,San Francisco,United States