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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Did you know that April is National Garlic Month?! Did you know roses love garlic? They do! Fortunately when your roses are planted with garlic they will not smell like garlic but they will be healthier. The topper is in addition to your beautiful rose bouquets you have fresh garlic for your sauce, salsa, soup, bread, whatever! Here is a favorite recipe of mine using fresh veggies and garlic. Beware this does have addictive qualities. My friend Gale and I would get up the day after Thanksgiving, while the families still slept, and munch on veggies and dip, giggling about everything, til there was none left. Do you suppose we were drunk on garlic?

Making and refrigerating this a day ahead brings out the fullness of the garlic and mellows the blue cheese.

Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

1 cup (4oz wght) Crumbled Blue Cheese
1 Cup Mayonaise (homemade aioli if you have it)
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tblsp Sugar
1/2 Cup Cream or 1/2 milk + 1/2 cream
2 cloves Garlic or more. Can you ever have too much, I use 3-4
Whisk all together and let rest in covered container in the fridge for 24 hours. Dip will be a lovely sepia color due to the balsamic vinegar.


  1. Anne,
    What a wonderful new venture you've embarked on. I want to come visit Tre Soli! I can hardly wait to try this recipe. Cheers!


  2. Thanks Nance! Would love to have you visit. I know you'll enjoy pulling weeds after coffee in the gardens.