we heart kid activists… and roasted garlic!

12 Oct

Made roasted garlic today, I’m in love with it! And while looking up cooking times, I stumbled upon this video by the youngest TED speaker I’ve ever seen; an 11-year-old slow food advocate! Best quote ever: “A while back I wanted to be an NFL football player; I decided that I want to be an organic farmer instead.”


Now onto the garlic!


Roasted Garlic

(Raw garlic’s totally mellow cousin.)


Roasted Garlic 2

Preheat oven to 400˚F. Cut tops off garlic heads. Wrap half-way in foil.

Roasted Garlic 3

Pour a smidge of olive oil over the garlic, using your fingers to ensure the tops are evenly coated.

Roasted Garlic 4

Close foil over the top of the garlic.

Roasted Garlic 1

Roast until the garlic is a rich golden brown, about 90 minutes. In the picture the cloves are so soft they’ve begun to pop out!

Roasted Garlic 5

Roasted garlic can be used for a variety of things. It’s great spread on bread or crackers (here overtop chevre). For dinner tonight I put a few cloves in the blender with some olive oil and put it over pasta. So good!



One Response to “we heart kid activists… and roasted garlic!”

  1. pittsburghsec October 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    I heard a little kid ask a stranger where she could find a compost bin the other day to put her banana peel in. It made my day.

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