Using Wild Garlic

by | May 9, 2013 | Ben and Lisa | 0 comments

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SOMEONE who grows cultivated garlic recently challenged me with his sulfite content. Okay, I admit, his garlic IS bigger. HOWEVER, in reliable studies, wild garlic has been shown to have nearly five times the beneficial sulphurous compounds that cultivated garlic habits. Wild garlic takes on the attributes of the environment in which it is raised. Terroir. It is all that the land, climate and weather naturally bring to the art and science of growing things. In Georgia, we have the base elements for perfect onion “terroir”. Just look at those gorgeous Vidalias. People hankering after them by the bag! I'm just saying….

Perhaps the greatest challenge is what to do with so much wild garlic! As the locavores would suggest, when in season, use it.

A great “wild and green” chef shared a secret recipe, suggesting that the key to wild garlic is slicing it whole, like an onion, in thin little slices. For dressing or marinade, place 3-6 sliced wild garlic cloves in 2 T. of cider or White Hills Farm Herb Vinegar and allow to “marry” for 5 minutes. Then, whisk in 3 T. of good olive oil and, Voila! Dress salads, vegetables and marinate meats with a healthful, seasonal punch. Go wild!

Heavenly!

Sitting on the porch that is the definition of home-grown comfort, Amy brought out a dish of pecans to snack on with our lavender iced tea. The pecans were sweet with a hint of salt and ... smoked! (Patrick throws a lot of stuff on the grill and in the smoker and the results are always spectacular.) The pecans were like heaven.

Between the lavender everywhere, the porch, the view, the company, and the pecans, we might just as well have been in heaven.

Jan Perry

You'll want to go back again and again!

Among the gardens and 100-year-old farm house is a picturesque red barn where Amy and Patrick not only sell their merchandise but also entertain and/or put on workshops. I have had the pleasure of attending several of these events ranging from cookie making, to lavender harvesting and arranging, to yoga classes.

I am always looking for what they have available because once you experience the sheer beauty and peaceful feel of White Hills Farm you too will want to go back again and again.

Audrey Doyle

For me, it's a place tied to fond memories

White Hills Farm is the perfect backdrop for any occasion -- it has this way of enveloping and elevating meaningful celebrations. For me, it's a place tied to fond memories and an eagerness to return. Year round, its something to behold, a slice of heaven run by the best of people.

Allison Vrtachnik