The Greatest Onion of Them All

Garlic. It is the greatest onion of them all. If I had to choose between chocolate and garlic - I'm choosing my stinky bulb of deliciousness. And if I had to choose between garlic and red wine... well, let's just pray to the taste bud heavens that I won't ever have to make that choice. ;) Recently I met a couple of cool cats who share my obsession enthusiasm for garlic. One of them was kind enough to send me a recipe that uses elephant garlic, which is essentially the mac daddy of garlic because it's about the size of an orange. After reading the rest of the short list of ingredients, I was pretty stoked to make this with my mom who is in town visiting.

Recipe Source: Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic, from the "Cooking on the Weekends" blog by Valentina.

This was my interpretation:

The ingredients
The ingredients
Mt. Garlic
Mt. Garlic
Mix everything.
Mix everything.
Add S&P to both sides. Strike a pose.
Add S&P to both sides. Strike a pose.
Cook em'
Cook em'
Make a snack
Make a snack
Eat at least 12 of said snack.
Eat at least 12 of said snack.

I ended up taking a cracker, spreading some goat cheese on it, and then topping it off with the garlic (and some thyme to garnish). It took brute will power to not eat the entire batch of garlic. I will absolutely be making this again. This is a perfect snack to eat while watching hockey! (BTW - is it October yet?!)

In the meantime... I'll be sweating garlic out at the gym... but I'm pretty ok with that. :)

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Dana Podgurski

Hi everyone! I'm Dana Podgurski! 

I'm a foot in the mouth, tongue in cheek, head in the clouds, and heart on the sleeve kind of gal. I live for new experiences, but am a total sucker for nostalgia at the same time. I'm tough as nails, but am a complete softie for all things kids and animal related. I fly by the seat of my pants, and live for adventure. But I firmly believe that adventure is a mindset that one's self determines.

For work, I am a marketer through and through. Bringing brands to life, and content marketing are passions of mine. Many would consider what I do as nerdy, but I seriously dig it. I have been doing marketing contract work for years, and appreciate the variety it brings, and the relationships I've developed with my clients. To check out my work portfolio, or if you're interested in a partnership, click here.

For fun I love to create - writing/blogging, photography, and painting are my main three mediums of doing so. Feeling good and healthy is also high on my list, as it really lends itself to making everything more enjoyable. So I maintain a very active lifestyle, eat pretty healthy, and am outdoors as much as I can be. And if my blog didn't make it abundantly clear, I absolutely LOVE to travel. I spend any extra money I have on plane tickets, and feel so fortunate to have been to several amazing destinations both domestically and internationally. There's nothing more fulfilling than coming home from a trip and adding a been-there-pin to my map.