Roasting Garlic, Two Ways

Garlic bulbThese are my two favorite ways to roast garlic.

The first creates beautifully aromatic individual cloves of garlic that are intended to be consumed whole.

The second melts the clove into a fragrant spreadable garlic that is perfect for slices of chewy Italian bread or for swirling in to your favorite recipe. Read More

Crispy Garlic Croutons



1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced in half
2-3 cups stale ciabatta roll or other dense stale bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Spoon Mage™ Ingredient Note:

Do not use fresh or regular soft sliced bread for croutons. Choose old dense breads.

To transform the cubes into garlic breadcrumbs, allow the croutons to cool completely, place them in a mostly sealed zip-lock bag, and whack a few times with the flat side of a wooden kitchen mallet. Read More

New Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Peas


Serves 6


2 T butter
2 T olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, sliced on the diagonal
8 oz mushrooms, cut into thick slices or quarters
1 cup pearl onions, thawed from frozen
1 t dried thyme
1/8 t ground white pepper
1 1/2 lb new potatoes, rinsed, left unpeeled, and cut to bite sized chunks
12 oz peas, either fresh shelled or thawed from frozen Read More