Monday, May 21, 2007

Roasted garlic and parsley potatoes

Now that spring is here, the Farmers' Market on the North side of St. Lawrence Market is filling up with better and better delicious goodness. On Saturday I went and bought a lot of veggies. Among the things I bought were potatoes and garlic.
Since I was going to grill some other veggies, I decided to make my special roasted potatoes with garlic and parsley.

One pint baby potatoes, halved
3 teaspoons olive oil
6 cloves of garlic, sliced
Sea salt
Parsley flakes

Prepare a "pocket" with foil and place the halved baby potatoes and the slivered/sliced garlic.
Spread it with the olive oil, sea salt and dehydrated parsley flakes.

Fold the "pocket" and bring it to the barbecue. Grill on high heat for about 20 minutes.
It's that easy. The potatoes were crunchy and garlicky and oily and delicious!

And remember dear Garlicster readers, eating local, is healthier and uses less fuel. Help your local farmers, it is always good to know the person who is growing your food.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I've been so busy

I've been super busy lately and haven't had much time to post. Don't worry my dear Garlicster readers, I have not abandoned the blog.
So, I recently received Educating Peter by Lettie Teague. I like the subtitle in this book "How I taught a Famous Movie Critic the Difference Between Cabernet and Merlot or How Anybody Can Become an (Almost) Instant Wine Expert".
I am excited about starting to read this book, because I am also a bit of a neophyte with respect to wine. OK, I'm not that bad, at least I know that there is red wine, white wine, rosé wine and sparkly wine. Oh, and let's not forget Portuguese green wine. I want to go for a Niagara winery tour soon, just for fun, but it wouldn't hurt to know what is going on.
So it may not have much to do with garlic, but it is quite interesting. I'll look up for garlic pairings, maybe we'll get some information on what wine to drink with delicious garlic, mmmh.
The book is published by Simon & Schuster and is $25 USD. The publication date was March 13, 2007 so it's quite recent.
So I'm going to start reading it and I'll give an update to my readers as soon as have some comments to make. Maybe I'll become an (almost) wine expert soon!