Garlic. Ain’t no havin’ too much of it in my book. I once read a quote that said:
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” — Alice May Brock (of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ fame)
I remember seeing that quote in a magazine ages ago. I clipped it and put it right on my fridge. Sadly, after many moves the quote got lost, but the sentiment remains. Garlic DOES make everything good.
So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this incredible garlic bread at my trusty local farmer’s market. I know, you’re probably tired of hearing me talk about the various delights I find each week at The Pearl Market, but the reality is the vendors and their products are that awesome. I have talked about this particular vendor, Sol Y Luna Baking Company in previous posts like this one for Cranberry Walnut French Toast. Their selection each and every week finds me with another loaf of crusty, flavorful goodness. But when I came across this incredible concoction of fresh bread, creamy butter, fragrant herbs, and aromatic garlic, I knew I’d found my spirit animal of bread. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
I love a good bruschetta, which most people associate with grilled bread and a combination of garlic, tomatoes, herbs and olive oil. But bruschetta can be topped with any variety of tasty goodness to include meats, herbs, cheeses, or even grilled fruit. I love them all, and have been known to make a meal out of a platter of these toasted bites. In this case, I reached for a tried and true recipe for roasted tomatoes (I’ve used it before on a similar bruschetta recipe), and let the sweetness of the tomatoes and honey blend with the crunchy bread and the fragrant garlic. Heaven in your mouth, people. I’m telling you it was impossible to stop eating Sol Y Luna’s incredible garlic bread concoction.
So we didn’t stop. And dinner was served. And all was right with the world. Garlicky, but good.
* No compensation was received for this post by Sol Y Luna or the Pearl Farmer’s Market. All opinions and references are my own.*
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