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Posted on 18 August 2011 by tomatocasual.com

Two Garlic Tomato Sauce

By David Harbilas

Garlic, like tomatoes, is a very versatile ingredient, and given its ability to change its flavor profile with different methods of preparation it can provide another dimension to the simple tomato sauce when used in more than one form.

Here, garlic is roasted and pureed into a tomato sauce, while scapes are sliced and added just prior to serving.

The result is a mixture of the earthy, sweet flavor of the roasted garlic combined with a very subtle and fresh garlic aroma from the scapes. Serve the sauce with pasta, chicken, or fish.

Makes 4 cups

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Posted on 16 August 2011 by tomatocasual.com

Cherry Tomato and Green Garlic Salad

By David Harbilas

Green garlic is something that has been around for a long time but has only recently become a trendy item on restaurant menus.

Also called garlic scapes, green garlic is the shoot of the garlic bulb that comes up in late spring.

It looks a little like the green portion of a leek, with a small bulb about a quarter of the way from the upper end, containing a flower.

It has a very mild garlic flavor and can Read the rest of this entry »

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