Calling all Garlic Lovers

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I love garlic and if you do too,share your garlic recipes,garlic stories anything about garlic.

Sharon Colyer
Nov 17, 2015


Garlic from China may be contaminated

By Linda Kauppinen
Oct 12, 2015

Believe it or not, the garlic you buy from the grocery store or is in the food you get at a restaurant is probably from China.
This is a very bad thing!

According to Epoch Times, “64,876 tons of... dried, fresh, or chilled garlic, were imported from China in 2014… About a third of the garlic in the United States comes from China.”

Our garlic isn’t coming from California anymore, it is being imported from China. Quality control is a big issue, but it pales in comparison to how and where this garlic is grown.

Many Chinese farmers use pesticides that are illegal to use for farming purposes in China. “An undercover magazine reporter investigating in the area found that many vegetable farmers used phorate and parathion, two pesticides banned by the government, to irrigate the crops to save time and effort.” (Epoch Times) Both phorate and parathion have been labeled HIGHLY TOXIC POISONS.

China’s pollution problem and soil is also a cause for concern. “An official government report in 2014 showed that nearly a fifth of China’s soil is contaminated by heavy metals like cadmium and arsenic as well as unhealthy amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Severe pollution has tainted all of China’s major rivers with large amounts of industrial chemicals and household waste.” (Epoch Times)
How to Spot Chinese Garlic

Everyone should be worried about consuming garlic from China. It just is not safe. So when buying garlic at a grocery store, look for these things:

If it has roots and a stem, it is safe. China will cut these off before they ship them to save weight.
Safe garlic is heavier and more bulbous. Imported garlic from China is lighter.
Garlic with a richer taste is more likely from California and not imported from China. According to Food Reference, California-grown garlic measured a 40 out of 40 in brix flavor measurement while Chinese garlic only measured 28 out of 40.


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Brad Nichols
May 30, 2015

Grilled Garlic Tenderloin - as promised!

OK friends - here is the recipe for the Asian pork tenderloin that I promised in the previous post...This uses an entire head of garlic in the marinade!! The most I've ever used in a single recipe for sure, but it balances beautifully with the sweetness of the sugar and honey...Enjoy!

Sweet Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Brad Nichols
May 28, 2015

Broccoli - and Garlic on the grill

Here a recipe that the group might find tasty given our shared interest...I'll also post the thai pork tenderloin a bit later that I made as the main dish - it actually used an entire head of garlic in the marinade :)!


Asian Broccoli on the Grill

Amanda P
Aug 26, 2014

Black Garlic

Hi there I'm new to the group and to JAP.....just wondered if anyone has used black garlic much and made any at home?
I'm in the process of having a go at the moment ...I'm on day 2 of the venture (only 12 to go) and just thought I'd see if anyone else had done this and had any tips, suggestions, successes, failures (and if they knew why)...

I'm having a go with some cheaper garlic to begin with (just in case it's an epic failure LOL!!) but I am going to persevere as here in NZ it's $9 a bulb (that's about $7.50 US)...just for one little I'm crossing everything that it will work.

Dorothy Curtis
Jul 21, 2014


I have this years garlic crop all dried and now it is in the house and ready to use. I love the hard neck variety so that is what I grow. It has nice big bulbs and the cloves are easy to peel. :)

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Millie Johnson
Feb 6, 2014

Recipe for Love Contest

I've entered my Chicken Breast with a Spicy Orange Glaze. A delicious mix of sweet, spicy heat. Please drop by and vote. I would appreciate the support so much ! Thank you ! :)

Donna Graffagnino
Dec 23, 2013

Buon Natale! Felice Anno Nuovo!

To All of You Wonderful Cooks and Your Families ~ Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year! Stay Well and Keep Safe!

Donna Graffagnino
Nov 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful cooks!