Thursday, November 26, 2009

Still Life of Garlic,Garlic Stripes, Kim Blair

Same garlic bulbs, different view on the same blue and white fabric.  I like the way this painting is different yet similar to yesterday's posting of 'Blue Garlic'.  The two paintings could be hung together...

I am sure that most of you have tried roasting garlic bulbs in the oven which changes their flavour into a rich, almost nutty taste.  There are many recipes for this but basically you take the whole bulb and slice off about 1/4 of an inch across the top (to expose the flesh of each clove), drizzle a tsp. of olive oil over each bulb, place them on a piece of tin foil and bring up the foil on all sides and fold over all the edges to seal (like a closed tent), you can also place them in a small oven proof dish covered with a lid.  Bake at about 375 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.  They are done when the individual cloves are browned and soft.
I like to give each guest their very own bulb on a plate with buttered gourmet bread and some brie cheese.  Then it is only a matter of squeezing out a clove, spreading it on a piece of the bread and if you like, add a thin slice of the cheese.

8x10 oil on canvas ( yummy addition to your kitchen)

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