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Roasted Garlic Jelly (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Roasted Garlic Jelly

You know what? Canning in the winter is quite enjoyable. I need to do more of it. Especially when the temperature drops, standing next to three boiling pots on the stove is quite lovely. A nice change from the frigid depths of the living room.

Earlier this year I received a note from Tom of Singer Farm Naturals, who found one of my posts touting the deliciousness of garlic scapes (which, I agree, are underutilized). Tom offered to send me a sampling of his organic garlic varieties (he grows over 20 unique varieties). How could I say no?

When the box came just this past week, I was overwhelmed. Think about it. You buy garlic in little mesh bags in the grocery store. It’s just garlic. Plain old, generic garlic. It’s not like apples, there are no options… garlic is garlic. Or so I thought.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Ever since the fragrant box arrived, we’ve been exploring the varieties like fine wines. Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil, garlicky spinach soup, classic garlic bread…

Anyone have a breath mint?

But I wanted to do something that would really highlight the garlic. And I wasn’t quite sure what that would be, until I saw this:

Smoked Gouda and garlic jam.

It was a comment left on the Kerry Gold giveaway post by Michelle, describing her ultimate grilled cheese. I saw the words “garlic jam” and I knew I had it. Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration I needed!

While I couldn’t find any recipes for garlic jam, recipes for garlic jelly were all over, including in my canning bible, which had a recipe for Roasted Garlic Jelly that I ended up using. I made two batches, one featuring the Lorz Italian variety of garlic, and the other featuring Persian Star. Both delicious, both garlicky and wonderfully rich, and oh so slightly different. While I think the varieties are best distinguished in their raw forms, (garlic tasting party, anyone?), this jelly is a real treat.

Yes, indeed. I think this will make one fine grilled cheese.

Roasted Garlic Jelly

Makes 9 4-oz. jars. Recipe from Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.

Ingredients:

3 medium heads garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, divided
1 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups granulated sugar
2 (3oz) pouches liquid pectin

Directions:

Using a sharp knife, cut off tops of garlic heads, exposing cloves. Place each head on a small square of aluminum foil set on a baking sheet. Top each head with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Scrunch foil loosely around garlic heads and roast in preheated oven until garlic is golden and very soft, 45 to 60 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Separate cloves, pinching each one to extract the soft roasted garlic. Discard skins.

In a medium stainless steel saucepan, combine roasted garlic, wine, water, white balsamic vinegar and peppercorns. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Cover, remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes.

Transfer garlic mixture to a strainer lined with several layers of dampened cheesecloth or a dampened coffee filter set over a deep bowl. Let drip, undisturbed, for about 30 minutes. Measure 1 2/3 cups garlic juice. If you do not have the required amount, add up to 1/4 cup dry white wine or water. (This step can be done up to one day in advance. Cover and refrigerate juice until ready to use).

Meanwhile, prepare canner, jars, and lids.

Transfer garlic juice to a large, deep stainless steel saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir in pectin. Return to a boil and boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam.

Quickly pour hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight.

Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool, and store.

Organic Garlic Varieties

Giveaway week continues with (you guessed it) garlic! I am so pleased to offer a garlic sampler, filled with multiple varieties of organic garlic from Singer Farm Naturals in Appleton, New York. We’ve enjoyed exploring the subtle differences in the unusual varieties of garlic we received, and we are sure you will too!

****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is your favorite garlic recipe?

Entries open through 12/19/10 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winner the morning of Monday, December 20th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Singer Farm Naturals. Please note that due to the perishable nature of this prize, this contest is open to US residents ONLY.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
Vampires need not apply. I just entered to win an organic garlic sampler from @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/eDdv43
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!)

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 72 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

This is one situation where garlic breath is actually a good thing.

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  1. 1
    Michelle
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Penne arrabiatta

    Reply

  2. 2
    Amy Wolff
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I love garlic! Probably my fave recipe is shrimp scampi. Yummmmm….

    Reply

  3. 3
    Terri
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic….it is so good.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

    Reply

  4. 4
    Terri
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweeted about giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/Terri6580/status/15617862953598976
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

    Reply

  5. 5
    Terri
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I liked Love & Olive Oil on Facebook
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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    Harrison
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    mmm so many things with garlic, along with curry and cinnamon and ginger, they are my top favs. i always try to incoorperate garlic into my bread types such as the chinese scallion pancakes :)

    Reply

  7. 7
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Oh my, I can’t just pick one. I literally put garlic in nearly everything I cook. I can’t get enough of it and would love to win this giveaway!!!!

    Reply

  8. 8
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I’m tweeting too! :)

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  9. 9
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I of course I “like” You on facebook hehe

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    Katie
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Garlic in olive oil, salt, pepper, with spinach, tomatoes, mozz cheese and pasta :)

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    Katie
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    “liked” on fb

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  12. 12
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Roasted Garlic is still hard to beat!!! But I grew up eating a simply timeless old world dish called PASTA AGLIO E OLIO (GARLIC AND OIL)

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    Megan
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I put garlic in everything, but I like it on its own, just roasted with olive oil. humina humina!

    Reply

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    SJC
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    garlic and butter, slowly simmered for hours on end to make a delicious, slightly sweet spread…. mmmm….

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    Erin
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I love garlic in pretty much anything, and always put in way more than the recipe calls for. But for a garlic recipe, I really love garlic bread. Made at home with oven roasted garlic, olive oil, and butter. Mmm…

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    Erin
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Also, a fan on Facebook!

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    Julia
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Garlic naan. Love it!

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    Julia
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    And I’m a fan on Facebook!!

    Reply

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    Gina
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    OMG. Here is how much I love garlic: I have a poster in my kitchen of a string of garlic under which it reads, “Italian Caviar”; I have three kinds of garlic in the fridge and one in the pantry, and I honestly believe people would be happier if they ate some every day. Favorite garlic recipe is a tie between pretty much everything that has it; but here’s my easy, go-to, quickie garlic love affair: clove, baked in oven, softened, smeared on sourdough, with a little bit of butter, a little bit of asiago, and yes, a little bit of garlic SALT. Because you can’t get enough garlic! :)

    Reply

  20. 20
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I make a garlic green bean pasta that is pretty much my favorite pasta ever. Fresh green beans, grated parm, lots of garlic and some olive oil…it’s fantastic.

    Reply

  21. 21
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Garlic Jelly – now that sounds wonderful! I can imagine it on a grilled cheese sandwich. I too love canning. Just made Cranberry Pepper Jelly last weekend – YUM! I have to ask you, where did you find those labels?? Love them! :-)

    Reply

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    Sarah
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Roasted garlic, smeared on toasty, crusty french bread. MMMMM good

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    Kristi
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Langos – it’s a hungarian fry bread and they spread garlic all over it before adding sour cream and cheese – to die for!

    Reply

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    Cheryl Casperson
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Garlic in my mac n cheese seriously I use 2 heads!!

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    Cheryl Casperson
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Follow you on twitter

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  26. 26
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I totally love the idea of canning when it’s cold outside! It was not pleasant standing in front of the hot stove processing tomatoes this summer. Winter canning is such a great idea!

    Umm..favorite garlic recipe…Ina Garten’s garlic bread. It’s a bit different than normal garlic bread. You saute herbs in the oil with the garlic then put butter on half and the garlic oil on the other half.

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    Esme
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I love garlic with butter and pasta.

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    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I recently had a salad at a Mediterranean restaurant that I think tops my garlic list. It was a simple green salad but had this amazing garlic and lemon dressing. I’m pretty sure it was just pureed garlic with lemon juice and I was in love!

    Reply

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    Esme
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    follow yo on twitter and tweeted.

    Vampires need not apply. I just entered to win an organic garlic sampler from @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/eDdv43

    Reply

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    Esme
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    follow on FB

    Reply

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    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Can’t think of just one- cause I love everything with garlic!

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    jan
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    homemade pizza smothered in roasted garlic… YUM!!

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    Melissa
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Favorite garlic recipe is chili garlic sauce that is the base for any and all my
    Chinese food meals!

    Reply

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    Melissa
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Tweeted @ farmermissy

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    Melissa
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Liked on Facebook

    Reply

  36. 36
    Posted On December 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Garlic Potatoes

    Reply

  37. 37
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I liked you on facebook

    Reply

  38. 38
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I love garlic eggplant on the grill with soy sauce and sesame seed glaze! Let me know if you want the recipe!

    Reply

  39. 39
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I tweeted! I’m @Fettbot!

    Reply

  40. 40
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I also like you on Facebook!

    Reply

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    Randi
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

    garlic bread. mmm mmm bread.

    ps. i love the way my hands smell for days after chopping really fresh garlic cloves.

    Reply

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    Lindsey
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I love it on everything…but I especially love adding it to my jars of homemade salad dressing–mmm!

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    Lindsey
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I like L&OO on facebook!

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Garlic jelly is ingenious! I can think of lots of ways to utilize it. I cannot wait to try the recipe out.

    Reply

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    Kristyn
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Roasted garlic bacon vinaigrette + chicken + rice is pretty tasty, but I think garlic mashed potatoes will always be top ;D

    Reply

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    Shannon W
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

    My favorite garlic dish is white pizza. Garlic, olive oil, cheese… you can’t go wrong!

    Reply

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    Shannon W
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:21 am

    And of course, I like you on fbook :)

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    Katherine M.
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:36 am

    My favorite garlic recipe is just roasted garlic from the oven smeared on toasted crostini. Mmmmm

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    Cathy Hodge Smith
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:39 am

    I love roasted garlic, but my favorite recipe with garlic is Coquille St. Jacque — heavenly! I am dying to try this garlic jelly. Love your blog. Yes, I “LIKE” you on fb.

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    Tracey S
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:46 am

    My own nameless concoction…saute lots of garlic in olive oil, sometimes use green onions, red onion or shallots. Place over cooked pasta, along with chopped fresh herbs..parsley, basil, and/or chives. Sometimes some fresh chopped tomato. Then top that off with crumbles of feta and let that melt into the pasta a bit. Grind some black pepper. Then eat. I love garlic and use it nearly every day.

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    Julia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I love garlic in everything but my favorite is garlic bread accompanied by spaghetti and meatballs. Yumm

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    Julia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I am also a fan on facebook. :)

    Reply

  53. 53
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:44 am

    That’s a tough one, I put garlic in almost everything! I’d have to go with what I call Bobby Beans (after my Dad)- which is a mixture of beans, garlic, and whatever else I feel like adding that day (meat, almost–there veggies, hominy). The only consistent ingredients are black beans and garlic. ;)

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  54. 54
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I tweeted!

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  55. 55
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:46 am

    FB fan too!

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  56. 56
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Roasted garlic olive oil.
    My roommate makes it and it is amazing to cook anything and everything with it.

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    Rosie
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Garlic bread!

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    Sharon
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 4:45 am

    It goes in nearly everything I cook. I especially love it strong in my pasta primavera.

    Reply

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    Sharon
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Liked your facebook page. (Rust Hawk)

    Happy holidays!

    Reply

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    sarah
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 5:12 am

    not really a recipe, but i love just roasting an entire head of garlic and then spreading the warm garlic goo on hot bread. yum!

    Reply

  61. 61
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 5:24 am

    My father in law makes the most wonderful garlic soup, and while he claims there is no secret… I have never managed to duplicate it.

    Reply

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    Billie Brownell
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 5:56 am

    It sure sounds boring, but I love fresh garlic toast. With really good butter.

    Reply

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    Eva
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Garlic Soup.

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  64. 64
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Like on FB

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  65. 65
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Favorite recipe, this is a toughy I put garlic in just about everything. I think my favorite is plain ole roasted garlic with olive. Spread a little on French bread. Yum!

    Reply

  66. 66
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Baked garlic stuffed artichokes

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    eliz
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I love garlic! My Italian grandfather made roasted red peppers in olive oil with chopped up garlic…we ate that with crusty Italian bread. Best thing ever! I also like you on FB!

    Reply

  68. 68
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Roasted garlic definitely! It’s so delicious to just eat it fresh from the oven.

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  69. 69
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Also I am a “fan” on facebook.

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    Kaia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Garlic soup.

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    Kaia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I am a fan on facebook.

    Reply

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    Kaia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Tweeted.

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    Sarah
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Garlic Paste
    There is a Lebanese restaurant nearby that has the BEST garlic paste ever. It looks like mayonnaise but tastes like Heaven. I eat it with nearly everything (fries, pita chips, wraps, etc).
    I found out by accident if I eat fresh pineapple after eating garlic my garlic breath is non existent. That is good to know since I am a massage therapist :)

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    Jennifer
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:35 am

    fave garlic recipe? i guess i don’t have a specific one, but i LOVE to put garlic in EVERYTHING! it can quite possible make or break the dish whether it’s in there or not!

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    Christopher Sorel
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

    love to roast a chicken with TONS of garlic.

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    Christopher Sorel
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

    a fan on facebook

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    Carolyn
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    A big rustic bread with roasted garlic cloves incorporated throughout

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    Jenny
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:50 am

    People at work always tease me when I reheat leftovers- apparently we tend to use more garlic than the average person- but I love it! My favorite is roasted garlic on crusty bread- it really allows the garlic to shine… yum!

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    Emily
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Chicken with 40 cloves!! I know I am not the first to say it — it’s just so good!

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    Cristina B
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I love making garlic bread

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    Cristina B
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I am a fan on facebook

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Roasted garlic straight from the oven is my absolute favorite! I also happen to like that roasted garlic baked into some chocolate chip cookies..

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    karen b
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love garlic in pretty much everything. I always up the amounts called for in recipes. I guess I will be all original (lol) and say my favorite garlic recipe is straight-up oven-roasted garlic.

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    karen b
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:52 am

    And I’m a fan on facebook! :)

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    jen
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

    garlic chicken

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

    my favorite garlic recipe is on lemmonex.com, it’s a whole roasted chicken cooked in olive oil with fresh rosemary and 40 cloves of garlic. the garlic becomes so velvety and mixed with the oil it’s perfect to dip french bread in. sooooo good.

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    Mim
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hmmm, my favorite garlic recipe. There are too many. Off the top of my head, Italian Pot Roast pops up. A whole roasted garlic head goes in right at the end. Yummmm.

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    Holly
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Umm, you have me wanting to make some garlic jelly now. My favorite garlic recipe is a pasta dish with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic. Sorry I can’t remember what it’s called, but it is delicious.

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    Abra
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I am a fan on Facebook!

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I love putting garlic in everything – but my favourite is plain roasted garlic smeared on any sort of bread/bun. yum!

    Reply

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:44 am

    tweeted & following you on twitter (Ulixis)

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:44 am

    liked you on facebook (Amanda Giesler)

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  93. 93
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Oooh, I just LOVE garlic. It goes in practically everything I cook (and usually ends up being about three times what the recipe calls for). Hard to choose, but some of my favorites are chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, and pasta tossed with caramelized garlic, butter, and freshly grated parmesan. Delish!! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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    Diana
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Roasted on bread! Lop off the tops, drizzle with olive oil, roast 40min at 350, cover with grated parm and serve with warm crusty bread! Amazingly yummy!

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:06 am

    favorite garlic recipe? mmm… pesto!

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    Betty
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Garlic & olive oil with crusty bread for dipping!

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    Deb Arnhold
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Gremolata – raw minced garlic, lemon zest and parsley on crisp-roasted Yukon Golds

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    Amy
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I gotta say I love garlic so anything with garlic in it would be delicious.Garlic bread homemade of course,garlic butter shrimp,roasted chicken stuffed with garlic and lemons.Your garlic jelly sounds heavenly..Yummm could just imagine it on crackers with cream cheese or a warm grilled cheese.Count me in on your wonderful giveaway! Warm Blessings!~Amy

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    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    My favorite recipe is one my mom makes – it’s called “masala fish” and is one of our family recipes. It’s essentially a spice mix of turmeric, green chiles, cumin, lime juice, cilantro, and so much garlic that you can still taste it the next day!

    And of course, I tweeted and I already “like” you on FB!

    Cheers, Vivek

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  100. 100
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    In spaghetti aglio olio. Lots of it!

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