Friday, July 6, 2012

Flavours of California...

These are vignettes from a wonderful package all the way from California from the lovely Jenn of  RookNo17 . Thankyou Jenn!  Jenn blogs about her creative crafts through a lovely tapestry of pictures and posts. This was a first for me and it was such a delight to receive the parcel with goodies in the Foodie Penpals exchange started by Lindsay of The Lean Green Blog.
With many apologies to Jenn for the delay in posting about her very generous and thoughtful package... Jenn picked up produce from places and farms she visits with her family. It came during our short camping trip; it was a perfect welcome home package of sourdough bread, artichokes, garlic pods from Gilroy, Olalie Berry Jam from Gizdich Ranch and my most treasured item in the parcel: California sea salt!!!! 
I kept delaying the post since I could not find the photographs of her lovely note, the parcel, and sourdough bread taken the day I received the parcel. However, I have the artichokes, the garlic and sea-salt.... Am waiting to open the Olalie Berry bottle for a special occasion.... and savour the goodies once again. Thank you Jenn! :-) 

I have several recipes to try with this but it was perfect for Roasted Whole Head of Garlic.  A couple of cloves went into my Aloo Paratha recipe (it went into my lunch box and did not wait for the camera to click). 

This goes to Susan's Black and White Wednesdays # 40 hosted this week by Tomato Blues.
The Daylilies of this white hot summer on our deck and on the table....
1 whole pod of garlic
1/4 tsp of clarified butter
plus 1 tbsp of olive oil
1 1/2 tbsps of olive oil
Sea Salt
Crushed Dried Red Chilli Pepper Flakes
Cut the top of the garlic pod
Remove excess skin around the pod
Drizzle the cut side with clarified butter
Then with olive oil
Heat oven to 375 F
Put the garlic pod in the roaster or wrap in foil
Bake for 30-45 minutes until golden in colour
Sprinkle with sea salt and chilli pepper flakes


  1. Lot of goodies Shri. your clicks looks perfect. I like roasted garlic especially in the sourdough bread.

  2. Awesome treat of visuals here..I loved visiting you..Cheers!

  3. wow...wat a visual treat to eyes...your cliks are absolutely fascinating..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  4. Shri, what a wonderful post and incredible photographs! I'm so glad that this fabulous foodie experience brought us together!

    Your FPP,

  5. Thanks Swathi, Melange, Jay, Kanan and Julie!
    Jenn....wish I could retrieve those first pictures of your parcel! Thanks again! :-)

  6. Riasted garlic is such a treat .. either on it's own or on any other dish.

  7. Incredible.....what beautiful pictures :)

  8. Thankyou Kankana; thanks Lata.

  9. Love your photography...Shri..

  10. Oh yes, Gilroy has the famous annual garlic festival and garlics are popular there. You take gorgeous pictures, and I love every one of clicks!!


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