Garlic Facts

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Garlic facts and general information about garlic.

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Garlic is Available:

Garlic is available all year

How Does it Grow:

Garlic grows underground much like onions. It is planted in the winter and harvested in the summer time.

What to Look for When Buying:

Choose plump and firm garlic. You don't want them to be soft when squeezed. Avoid garlic with green sprouts.

Storage Tips:

Store in a cool dark place and well ventilated.

How to Cook:

Sauté garlic in sauces, with onions or/and meats. Garlic adds flavor to most cooking. Using a garlic press to mince garlic works best.

Nutrition Facts:

A great source of manganese and full of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Garlic is known for helping respiratory systems and used often in herbal medicine.


Garlic Sauce Pasta

  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 Cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese
Sauté butter and garlic. Take off heat and add flour and stir together making a roux. Mixture will be thick. Add chicken broth whisking slowly. Then add milk and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste and stir in cheese. Pour over cooked pasta. **Add in chopped broccoli, if desired.
garlic sauce pasta

Garlic Bread

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  • hot dog buns (or bread of your choice)
  • chopped garlic or garlic salt
  • butter
  • cheese (optional)
Cut the hot dog buns in half. Spread butter on both halves, and sprinkle garlic salt on both. Next sprinkle each piece with cheese, if desired. Tex Mex 4 cheese shredded cheese works great! Cook in oven for 13-15 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!

Easy Garlic and Cheese Bread sticks

  • 1  pkg. refrigerated bread sticks
  • 2 Tbsp garlic butter- blend in 2 minced garlic cloves into 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Preset the oven to 350 degrees allowing it to preheat. Line a baking sheet with foil. Lay bread sticks on top of foil. Brush the top of each bread stick with the garlic butter.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the cheese, parsley and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle evenly over each stick. Bake 13 minutes or until the tops are a golden brown.

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