Wordless Wednesday: Out of Garlic


I’m never out of garlic, and yet yesterday when I wondered about what would go in the potato leek soup we made for dinner, I found I had only the shriveled remnants of my normally plump reserve.  There were no shallots, and I couldn’t find an onion, either.  Cooking just isn’t the same for me without these flavors.  I roast garlic and smear it on crostini, flavor oil with it to drizzle over roasted vegetables, saute it with almost everything, smash it and sprinkle on some sea salt to make a paste, mince it, cook whole heads in their papery skin, and wince when I find I’m out.

Have you had your garlic today?

14 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Out of Garlic

  1. OUT of garlic??!! Shocking.

    We have a plethora of garlic right now — lots of varieties from a great little farm that brings its store to the farmer’s market. But, I’m so used to having bunches of it around that it will be a RUDE awakening when we finally run low. I just know it.

  2. I think I need to plant garlic for next year because the supermarket garlic is dead. No, I can’t imagine cooking without it.

  3. We are the same at my house. I tend to hoard it for fear of running out. I roast some nearly every day to have on our bread with dinner. I could swim in the stuff!

    Get thyself to the nearest farmers market…

  4. I’m often out of garlic, but most of the time not out of onion (we buy a 10kg bag when we can 😛 ) I do hate it when it happens though

  5. I HATE when this happens! Fortunately my winter share from my CSA is packed with onions, leeks and garlic so I’m covered for awhile. Great to meet you at Foodbuzz also – can you remind me which sites you post your photo links on? I use foodgawker, tastespotting, photograzing and foodview, but you mentioned one I hadn’t heard of – started with an S? THX – Michele

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