If you plant one thing in your garden, I think it should be garlic. A cool season crop that is easy to grow, low maintenance and immensely rewarding. Once you grow your own garlic, you’ll have a hard time going back to the store bought (often bleached and shipped from who knows where) varieties. There’s some kind of magic when it comes to growing garlic… you put a single clove in the ground and 9 months later you have a fully formed head with the most juicy and delicious cloves you’ve ever eaten!
As the days grow longer and the weather warms, farmers market stands begin to fill with more colourful produce. Radishes recently made their appearance, glowing globes like multi coloured christmas lights adorning the market tables… It was exciting I tell you! In the spring, radishes are a mild, juicy, and crunchy addition to salads and tacos, even the green tops are delightful.
There’s something magical about fermentation. In this case, it’s a process by which over salted vegetables yields a highly delicious product. Simple to make and packed full of tangy flavour, kimchi kraut is a tasty addition to nearly anything.
I think we can all agree that I kind of suck at this whole blogging thing. Well here I am, after a long break, to post a recipe that I am very excited about.
I love hot sauce! I love the tingly feeling it leaves in my mouth, I love the way beads of sweat form on my nose, I love the beautiful peppers that grow like glowing ornaments hanging off of the plants. But… I am not a huge fan of the vinegary hot sauces. For a while I was pretty obsessed with sriracha, a subtle sweetness and a hint of garlic, but reading the label can be kind of off putting, which led me to experiment with making my own version.
These garlicky knots of pizza dough make a great snack or appetizer. I love eating these when I’m cozied up on the couch watching a good movie. These are WAY better than popcorn, in my opinion. No bits of popcorn seeds getting stuck in your teeth, or dry bits of popcorn nearly choking you to death. Nope these are pillowy soft and the perfect vessel for flavourful marinara sauce (or even honey if sweet and salty is what you crave).