Todays blog posting is for the garlic lover! Not everyone is a fan so I`ll keep this section brief.
I found this recipe for garlic, its not for everyone as I said. But we all need to experiment with something different once in a while. Don`t we? Well, maybe I do, but I`ll share.
Pan Roasted Garlic With Spinach
10 to 15 pan-roasted peeled garlic cloves (see directions below)
• 2 tablespoons walnut pieces
• 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
• 4 cups tightly packed fresh baby spinach, divided
• 2 tablespoons low-fat blue cheese crumbles, to taste
• Blue cheese crumbles, for garnish
1. Cook pan-roasted garlic cloves and walnuts in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 1 minute.
2. Add half of spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach has wilted. Add blue cheese crumbles and remaining spinach. Cook, stirring constantly, until spinach begins to wilt. Top with additional blue cheese crumbles, if desired. Serve immediately.
How to Pan-Roast Garlic in Minutes
You may quickly become a fan of this easy cooking technique, which yields soft, mellow garlic cloves—and enticing aromas in your kitchen.
Directions: Warm about 1⁄2 tablespoon of vegetable or canola oil in a small skillet. Add unpeeled garlic cloves and toss constantly for about 10 to 15 minutes until browned and soft. Remove garlic cloves from heat; cool and peel. Cut away any brown spots. Tip: If cloves are large, cut lengthwise before pan-roasting to reduce cooking time.
Read more: http://www.herbcompanion.com/cooking/fight-aging-spinach-pan-roasted-garlic.aspx#ixzz1JRzFBDEN
Today I`ve been researching lavender. Trying to get a head start on my Spring herb garden. The lavender plants will be one of the last things I put in this spring, only because I live on the east coast and it stays colder longer. Its got to be my favorite herb to grow in my herb garden. But I must confess it doesn`t do all that well most of the summer.
So I snip those beauties off as fast as they grow.
I`ve gathered up some info on lavender that I found helpful.
I hope you find this information useful, I know I did. Now I hope I can make it work for me when I go to plant my lavender plants.
I found this recipe for lavender lemonade, great on a hot summer day!
Avoid piney-smelling lavenders, such as spike. For that extra touch, garnish lemonade with fresh lavender sprigs. Makes: 6 cups
And as always, these will definitely go on my wish list.
Last but not least today, I found this great quote that gave me great motivation today.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
Thats all for today!
Keep It Clean!