Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Wild garlic



Courtesy of the Food Urchin. Advice on Twitter from Hollowlegs and Eatlikeagirl is to use the leaves and the flowers in pasta. 
I love the way the flowers are covered in garlic skin.
I tasted some of the leaves and the flowers today and they were strong! Really garlicky!
Next Saturday I'm doing a pizza night...straight from the Aga. I think I should use this wild garlic soon before it dies?
Garlic flower salad?
This is an interesting blog post on wild garlic, how to grow it, cut it, cook it.

8 comments:

  1. We get masses of wild garlic growing round here. I made a whole batch of pesto with it last week, using wild garlic leaves in place of the usual basil. Makes a nice change on pasta!

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  2. Thanks Jerry, I will try that myself...

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  3. Gosh, I'd love to try using it but where and how do I find it?!

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  4. Funny you should mention this...

    Just last night, I went off to review the Wheatsheaf in Combe Hay, nr Bath (fabulous - really, properly fabulous). Anyway, Mike's lamb arrived sprinkled with what I thought were merely flowers. I snarfled a whole mini-bouquet in a really trashy "hey look, I eat flowers!" way...only to realise a nano-second later that I'd successfully exiled myself from polite company for a week. It was worth it, though! And I learnt an invaluable lesson: pay more attention to how the dish is described on the menu!

    Curious Cat: tons of the stuff grows wild around Bath. I am now a convert, and will be harvesting like crazy from now until the end of the season.

    Oooh, and I love the idea of wild garlic pizza ...

    M x

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  5. Went to Konstam last night and my main was served with wilted wild garlic leaves, absolutely delicious!

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  6. Love me some garlic! Those photos are gorgeous, I'm so ignorant, I didn't know they could be that beautiful.

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  7. I made a ton of wild garlic "pesto" a few weeks ago and am still enjoying it now. In fact it's not really pesto, just wild garlic and oil.

    I recommend daisies too!

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