Braidwood has a terrific garlic growers group where we are sharing experience and expertise to improve our region's garlic capacity. Yesterday saw the blessing of the garlic crop (and all our other growing endeavours) at St Andrews Anglican Church Braidwood. Archdeacon Des was assisted by Brad to give the crop on the church's spare block a true blessing work over after a rousing sing of "We plough the fields and scatter"! Certainly all is being done to ensure a productive harvest.
Progress update on Monty's elephant garlic cloves: initially the cloves were very pungent and white. We have started processing just a few so we can try again with different specifications if needs be. We are 16 days in - the strong onion garlic nose is passing and some caramel colour is starting. Check out the picture!
Don't make your mother feel old and unloved - give her a wonderful taste treat to add to her gourmet repertoire. We can pack you beautiful caramelised black garlic along with our other gourmet garlic products. Maybe you fancy sprinkling black garlic powder ground with lemon myrtle on the roast chicken you are cooking for Mum next Sunday? Take your pick from our gift packs page or choose your own combination. Remember if you are running short on time, we can pack and send to your recipient with a personalized message included. Just add it in the note to seller box as you check out. With postage now at $4.95 what are you waiting for? Enjoy Mothers Day and much love to all the great mothers out there (including us!)
Just received great looking elephant garlic cloves from Monty Koludrovic from Bondi Icebergs Dining room. Monty tells us he has been using this beautiful garlic sourced through the local Bondi markets from the NSW north coast as garlic chips, showing well on the plate. In the first photo you can see how healthy the garlic looks.
We have offered to try caramelising these cloves which is an experiment for us, as we usually work with our cold climate varieties like Rocambole. Elephant garlic is a warmer climate variety and success will depend on the extent of the natural sugars in the cloves. In this photo we have included a fresh hen egg to give you a sense of proportion. If this works what huge cloves will be produced! Stay posted we will update our outcome. This may turn out to be a boutique product we do just for Bondi Icebergs!