Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is Creole, a purple stripe hard neck variety of garlic grown by my pal Arwyn out in Sooke. It's so gorgeous hanging on my kitchen wall I (almost!) don't want to eat it. It will be saved for very special treats like bruschetta made with tomatoes and basil from the garden, aioli sauce, or just baked and spread on good bread. We can't grow garlic in our garden for the time being, as our soil has a fungal disease - we're trying this: growing brassicas and then tilling them under. Apparently, the chemicals released in their decomposition are toxic to the fungus. Meanwhile, getting good, gorgeous garlic grown out in Sooke is the next best thing to home grown. Yum! and thanks, Arwyn!