Display Blog Posts With Specified Tag
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Posted By: Marian Vaughan in Recipes

Roses love it, vampires fear it. I have a cushion that advises: "anyone who doesn't love cats must have been a rat in a former life". By extension, anyone who doesn't like garlic must have been (or still is...brrr) a vampire. So these recipes are for the rest of us roses. I hope you enjoy them, and don't forget my guiding principle: no recipe EVER called for 3 cloves of garlic that didn't mean 13.

Garlic Broth

Originally from The Vegetarian Epicure, BOOK 2  by Anna Thomas (1978)


8 Cups
2
1 Med Sized
1 Whole

6 Large
1 Large
1.5 Tbsp

-
Pinch
1/4 Tsp
1/2 - 1
1 Sprig
To Taste

 

Water
Carrots
Stock of Celery
Garlic Bulb
Russet Potatoes
Onion
Olive Oil
-
Sage
Dried Thyme
Bay Leaf
Parsely
Salt & Pepper


Let’s Get Started!

First scrub the potatoes very thoroughly and cut away any blemishes, then peel them, cutting off strips at least 1/4 inch thick. Reserve the peeled potatoes for another use. Peel the onion and quarter it. Wash the carrots and celery and slice them. Break the head of garlic up into separate cloves and peel them if you wish, though they can also be used unpeeled--a method that many people feel yields richer flavour.  Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 1 .5  to 2 hours, or until all the vegetables are very soft. If too much water evaporates during the cooking, add enough to keep all the vegetables covered with liquid. When the broth is done, strain everything out through a sieve for a fine, clear, and delicate broth. Finished recipe yields about 6 cups of broth, but this may vary slightly.

NOTE: ONLY ADD A BIT OF SALT AT THE BEGINNING, AS THE STOCK REDUCES IT WILL BECOME MORE SALTY.  CORRECT IT TO TASTE AT THE END.
The most important thing is to taste it, smell it, look at it. If it is light brown, fragrant, and delicious, its ready; if it seems weak, simmer it a bit longer and reduce it; if it seems too strong, add a bit of water. For a clear broth, just strain out all the vegetables through a sieve and correct the seasoning if necessary. For a soup with the consistency of a thin puree, first fish out the celery, garlic, and bay leaf, then press everything through a fine sieve until only a rather pulp is left.



This is another vegeterian Garlic Broth recipe but the finished product retains and sweeter taste due to the addition of sugar. Additionally, the recipe itself contains fewer ingredients for those of use who like to keep it simple. 
 

Golden Garlic Broth

Originally from Seasonal Soups by Lucy Saunders


6 Whole
3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
10 Cups

To Taste
 

Garlic Bulbs (50 - 60 Cloves)
Vegetable Oil
Light Brown Sugar (Packed)
Water
Salt & Pepper


Let’s Get Started!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Separate heads of garlic and remove papery skins; leave each clove whole.  In a deep roasting pan, mix vegetable oil and brown sugar. Toss garlic in the sugar and oil.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir cloves often, until garlic is lightly and evenly browned (do not burn).

Remove pan from oven and scrape contents into a stockpot. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 1 hour or until garlic is soft and stock is a golden color.  Strain stock through a colander, season with salt and pepper, and chill in a tightly sealed container. This stock will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or may be frozen for up to 4 to 6 months. Makes about 6 cups of broth.


Sunday, September 13, 2015
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Edibles

Nine months may seem like a long time to wait for just some garlic, but it's well worth the wait!

When planting garlic it is best to plant from mid-September to late October. Garlic grows very well in cooler weather and that is why it is best to plant in the fall. Garlic cloves require about 9 months to fully develop. A Fall planting is next years summer harvest!

Red Russian Garlic Bulbs

Planting Garlic

Now it's time to plant it in the ground. Choose a bulb that is a good size and fairly firm. Break it apart into separate cloves. The paper wrapping can stay on the cloves, it makes no difference. When choosing a spot to plant the garlic, make sure that the soil is well drained, but still moist.

How deep to plant the garlic cloves depends on your climate. In  mild winter areas,  the garlic can be planted 1-2 inches deep. In a severe winter climate, the garlic should be planted 2-4 inches deep.

Spacing Garlic

The minimum spacing should be 4 inches apart between cloves and 8 inches apart in rows.. To grow large garlic bulbs, space the cloves 6 inches apart and the row 12 inches apart for best results. Soon after planting the cloves, spread mulch over the area. In spring, the garlic begins to grow. To help the garlic grow to its full potential, keep the soil evenly moist and keep the area weed free.

Fertilizing Garlic

To help the garlic grow, sprinkle a bit of manure or compost around the area. As nitrogen is one of garlic’s major nutrient requirements, foliar fertilizer is beneficial. From personal experience, we highly recommend the use of Gaia Green Fertilizers on garlic. The results are spectacular!

Harvesting Garlic

Summer is when the garlic is maturing and almost ready to harvest. Harvesting can be a bit tricky. When the bulbs are maturing, the leaves will start to turn yellow and brown. If two thirds of the leaves are brown then the garlic is ready to harvest. In our area, this us usually between July-August.

To harvest, just loosen the soil around the bulbs by using a digging fork. Gently retrieve the garlic bulbs and brush off the excess dirt right away and do not wash the garlic. After harvesting your now beautiful garlic bulbs, it’s time to cure them. Tie loosely together by the leaves or stalks of 8-12 plants in a bundle and hang under an area that has a cover. If the leaves or stalks are kept attached to the bulb, the garlic can be stored longer.

Curing Garlic

Curing can take 2-3 weeks or up to 2 months depending on the humidity and the air circulation. If you choose not to hang the bulbs and are storing them in sacks, cut off the stocks about 1/2 an inch above the bulb. Gently clean off the bulb with a soft brush avoiding tearing the paper off.

Storing Garlic

The last step that is needed from growing your own garlic is knowing how to store it properly. The garlic should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Softneck types of garlic will produce smaller cloves, but will keep for longer. The hardneck varieties of garlic have a shorter shelf life, but will produce larger cloves. Enjoy your home grown garlic that will add great flavor to all your meals!

Types Of Garlic

This year (2015), we are proud to offer a large and diverse selection of garlic, including the ever popular Red Russian Garlic variety. This year's line up includes:

2015 Garlic Availability

Bogatyr

Bogatyr garlic is known as the marbled purple stripe garlic for its bold colours. The Bogatyr bulbs are small and will normally grow 5-6 cloves in one bulb. Though it has less cloves, the flavour is hot and spicy. Known to be one of the hottest garlics in the hardnek variety.

Duganski

Duganski garlic comes wrapped in a purple colour wrapper. With its bold hot taste there are 8-12 cloves that can be used. This type of garlic stores very well for up to 8-10 months.

Elephant Garlic

It’s all in the name. Every bulb is huge and a clove can almost be the size of a bulb of ordinary garlic. Though it may seem like it should have a strong taste, Elephant Garlic is actually rather sweet, less intense than other garlics.

German Hardneck

German hardneck is great for roasting from the large cloves. Each bulb will typically grow to 1 ½ to 2 inches. The German Hardneck garlic will produce a woody flower stalk and has many great flavours to it.

Legacy

Legacy garlic will produce 7-9 cloves in each bulb. This type of garlic does extremely well in cold climates. The flavour of this garlic is rich and spicy, best when it’s fresh.

2015 Garlic Availability 2

Metechi

When matured, the Metechi garlic has a very strong taste but great for cooking. Each bulb grows 5-7 very large cloves and it stores very well, for they stay firmer for longer.

Mexican Purple Garlic

Mexican Purple Garlic is incredibly popular in parts of South America and Mexico. Not generally available in North America, but it is quickly gaining popularity. The garlic has a hot flavor raw, but becomes milder when baked. Typically yields at least 8 cloves per bulb.

Music

Music garlic is part of the hardneck variety that have more subtle flvours. These cloves store 3-6 months in a dry cool area. The flavour that this garlic has is a medium to hot flavour with a rich taste.

Russian Red

Russian red garlic grows 6-8 large cloves with a hot,  but barable taste. The Russian Red is a very popular variety in garlic. The bulbs will have a slightly purple colour to them. This year we are also caring an organic Russian Red Bulk Garlic. Call us for details!

Regular White Garlic

The standard in produce departments, the regular white garlic is solid light coloured, with little if any streaking. Good dependable flavor and production.

Siberian

The Siberian garlic thrives in cold weather. It produces a garlic that has a medium to strong flavour that will be great in any dish. The large bulbs normally produce 5-9 good size cloves. The outer wrapping of the bulb has a purple hue to it.

At publish date, September 2015, all of these varieties were available and in-stock. As always, call ahead, 604.882.1201, to confirm availability. They will also be available soon for online purchase (In Canada), while qty's last.

Special thanks to Kara, on our always cheerful Cashiers for compiling and documenting the contents of this post! She now knows more about garlic than she ever knew possible!


Sponsored Advertisement

Be Part Of Our Growing Community!

Subscribe, Like or Follow Us Online

  Learn More >>

Blog Profile

arts nursery logo
Art's Nursery is a 10+ acre retail and wholesale garden centre located in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We've been in business at this same location since 1973 and we're proud to serve you today!

We carry an incredible selection of plants, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, roses and much more. Soils, bulk materials, pottery and a variety of garden accents are also available.

Our plant selection is so large that you can actually drive a golf cart while you shop!

We pride ourselves on providing high quality plant, expert advice and an exceptional gardening experience.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter


Blog Search

Recent Posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8 Easy Care House Plants You’ll Love

I know there are many of us out there who would love to take part in the house plant trend, growing ...

Sunday, September 15, 2019
9 Rare and Unusual Tropical Ferns

This fall (2019) we've managed to source a variety of unique, unusual and hard to find tropical fern...

Thursday, September 12, 2019
September in the Pollinator Garden

The days are unmistakably shortening. We are heading breakneck towards the equinox (Sept. 23), and a...

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Now is the Time to be Alert for Fall Bulbs

In the fall, we are cheered by the arrival of bulbs that promise spring again soon. I have not the s...

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Tree Queens of Summer

​​​Hungry for spring, we so often choose our trees: cherries, deciduous magnolias, dogwoods, stewart...

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Vegetarian Garlic Broth

Roses love it, vampires fear it. I have a cushion that advises: anyone who doesn't love cats must ha...

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Golden Beet Borscht

As the end of August approaches we strive to make the most of the warm days we have left in the gard...

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Macrophylla Hydrangeas: In with the New!

Without doubt, macrophylla hydrangeas are very high on any list of most popular summer & fall shrubs...


Tag Cloud

Indoor plants house plants tropicals easy care low maintenance tollerant low light snake plant pothos philodendron cactus plantsferns tropical ferns tree ferns brazilian tree fern tasmanian tree fern blechnul golden zebra fern heart fern birds nest fern staghorn fern licorice fern fronds indoor ferns tender ferns rare ferns unusual fernspollinators gardening september fall equinox autumn bees butterflies hummingbird pacific northwest bc british columbia lower mainland surrey langley vancouver mountainsbulbs fall bulbs planting shop local colchicum fox tail lily crocus waterlily crocusmagnolia grandiflora teddy bear magnolia flowers trees blooming summer albizia pink bloomsgarlic broth garlic broth recipes vegan vege vegetarian soup grow your own baking cooking potato brothtomatoes august garden potatoes dill dill stalks recipe borscht sour cream beets golden beetsMacrophylla hydrangeas shrubs deciduous new varieties shady spring flowering canada narcissus daffodils tulips tulipa hyacinth muscari grape hyacinth iris foxtail lily camas lilyfruit fool blog fruit peaches nectarines stone fruit family whipped cream sugar local produce localquince fig ficus fig tree chutney fresh fruit delicious food jam flavor diy garden summertime perennials relaxing nature deadhead hibiscus fruit trees pruning growing cherries apricots canning hummingbirds crocrosmia rudbeckia watering mophead hydrangeas lacecap hydrangeas hydrangea basics what is a hydrangea deciduous shrub hydrangea plants panicle hydrangea paniculatahow to grow hydrangeas learn to grow hydrangeas hydrangea care growing hydrangeasnew plants whats new arts nursery ruffles echeveria spinning gum tree eucalyptus hop organic compost fuyu persimmon itoh peony Joanna marlene itoh peony baptisiahanging baskets hanging basket tips hanging basket care growing hanging basketsroses select roses brad brad roses vogue anniversary vogue rose red rose pink rose apricot rose fragrance nursery garden centrecamellia evergreen shrub shrub blooms winter blooms camelia japonica debutante bob hope sasanqua yuletide

Blog Roll

Other interesting gardening blogs that we follow include:

Blog RSS Feed

Keep in touch by subscribing to our RSS/Atom News Feeds


Subscribe Via FeedBurner

 Subscribe in a reader

Art's Nursery Ltd.

8940 192nd Street,
Surrey, BC, Canada,
V4N 3W8

Tel: (604) 882-1201
Fax: (604) 882-5969
Email: info@artsnursery.com
Hours:Hours of Operation
Map:Map & Directions
Contact:Contact Us

Art's Nursery is dog friendly

Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

Copyright (c) 2019 Art's Nursery Ltd.  | 8940 192nd Street, Surrey, BC, Canada, V4N 3W8  | tel: 604.882.1201  | SiteMap  | Privacy Statement |