Looking for innovation and great flavour in your Christmas menu?
Here are three black garlic favourites - there may be one that just fits your meal planning. Remember black garlic does not leave black garlic breath - with its soft mellow sweet flavour and lovely garlic notes, your guests will be as lovely to know after Christmas dinner as before!
Cucumber and smoked salmon canapes are a drinks hit - very simple to prepare - just slice cucumber, add cream cheese, smoked salmon, a slice of black garlic and lemon to finish. Good black garlic cloves are soft and easy to slice, rather than rubbery. Recipe is here.
Chicken and black garlic are a fabulous match - this 40 Clove Chicken recipe may seem excessive, but the rich umami flavour of black garlic is fabulous. A simpler option could be to add black garlic cloves to any stuffing recipe.
You may like to finish with Malted Black Garlic Icecream. Surprisingly, black garlic is a great pair with sweet flavours - lovely in this malty rich icecream but also great with dark chocolate say in rich brownies.
Our black garlic white balsamic dressing or black garlic aioli can dress any salad or top seafood. At the moment they are bundled together in our Triple Treat special.
So, looking for an ecofriendly sustainable gift? Garlicious Grown Black Garlic Gift Packs are perfect for the 'difficult to buy for' friend, family member, teacher or neighbour. All Australian, from a rural small business, a black garlic gift pack can delight your loved one.
Our delicious black garlic has a WOW flavour that is versatile, healthy, Gluten Free, vegan-friendly (except aioli) and gender-neutral. It turns any meal into a gourmet wonder.
We're happy to include a personalised message for your loved one and send it directly to their home (just include in the notes to seller).
Take a look at our delicious and great value gift packs here. ❤️
I was sceptical we needed a "Black Friday" sales pitch but canvassed the hairdresser crowd yesterday and was blown away by the enthusiasm and planning they were putting into their Black Friday shopping! While I thought of Black Friday as unlucky Friday 13th they clearly saw it as an opportunity for starting (and hopefully finalising) their Christmas shopping this Friday 27th November.
Black Friday follows upon Thanksgiving in the US - in the 19th and 20th centuries apparently Thanksgiving parades were often sponsored by large department stores (like the Macy parade now) and Santa might make an appearance at the end of the parade, signalling the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Since 2005 it is commonly the highest turnover day of the year for American retailers. Cyber Monday is the following Monday (so this year 30th November) and seems to have been coined by the National Retail Federation, recognising growing ecommerce sales on the Monday following Black Friday.
What about Australia? With greater inreach from American retailers, Black Friday sales have grown this decade. Apple led the way, with significant Black Friday discounts and expedited shipping to Australia. Now most Australian retailers offer some Black Friday promotions. While we lack the holiday marker to launch the Christmas shopping season, apparently Australians now spend about $3.9 billion in these sales!
So the hairdresser crowd offered this Black Friday tip: go to your favourite online stores, put your choices in your wishlist and on Friday logon early and checkout your shopping! Sounds dedicated to me.
Lovely to add to our Tasmanian retailers, adding Hill Street Grocer Latrobe as stockists. The Hill Street group are steadfast supporters of small Australian businesses, bringing innovative ingredients to their customers. We look forward to a great business relationship as the summer heats up! Thanks to the team at Hill Street Grocer Latrobe.