Monday, April 12, 2021

April is Garlic Month

Mountain Breaths is celebrating National Garlic Month by sharing our love of garlic. We use a lot of garlic, and we recently exhausted Joe's harvest so I've resorted to buying organic garlic from the market while looking forward to our next harvest in July. These photos are from prior years, but the garlic is doing great this spring.  
The catbird doesn't mind the garlic surrounding the bird bath :-)  I can't wait for the birds to start visiting our garden again. They keep me company while I am harvesting and weeding. 
Feel free to reach out to me if you would like to plant garlic. (Joe made a garlic bracelet for me one year) I have taught my friends and co-workers how to plant garlic. It's so easy to grow, and very rewarding if you enjoy garlic. Garlic has been used medicinally since the Greek and Roman times. It promotes the well-being of the heart and immune system with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. 
One of my favorite recipes is the Chicken with Lemon Garlic Sauce from the Beekman "Have A Seat" cookbook. 
And of course I love garlic with my home grown tomatoes. One of our favorite side dishes this winter was to roast 1/2" diced potatoes with olive oil, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt and pepper and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes. Nice and crispy! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Deb 



Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

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    1. Ha! I had no idea it was Garlic Month until some company contacted me to do a blog post which I didn't do. I know your garlic is doing amazing too!

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  2. My Mother-in-law always had garlic in her vegetable garden and kept her family supplied with it. I use more onions in cooking than garlic but what a difference in home grown and the supermarket. Home grown tomatoes are a must here, so delicious. Lovely table setting. Hope your week is going well...........

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  3. Who knew? I've never grown garlic, but maybe I should find a spot and give it a try.

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  4. I wish I had a better dedicated place to grow garlic but we just have too many tall trees surrounding our yard and I don't want to give up precious flower or tomato space :) That leg of chicken on the grill is making my mouth water!

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  5. It's wonderful that you grown your own garlic to use for cooking different recipes. I bet it tastes great!

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  6. Id love to grow some garlic! I use quite a bit, Debbie. The potatoes sound so great.

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