See I have this awesome women in my life Bev and she has always big such a big supporter of me. Shes unbelievably influential in every aspect of my life and has always been my cheerleader. When I told her I wanted to start a food blog she said “THEN DO IT!”, just like that! There is nothing that stands in her path! She also has a blog EscapingOurComfortZone where she writes about her life and all of adventures her and her husband get into. The other day she wrote about how she was going for a run and she hit that wall where her brain told her to just stop and give up, but she didn’t she told herself to keep going. Check out the post here, in it she describes how running has to do with every aspect in your life, if you just stop and give up then you have let your inner demons win but if you say “NOW” and keep going then you have won the war. She talks about how she didn’t want to label herself as a quitter. Here is a very perfect quote from the post “And sitting here staring at that picture of my NOW, just made me realize that NOW spelled backwards is WON. If I want to win, if I want to reach my goals and live my dreams, then I must live right NOW. Do it NOW! All I have is NOW. Let us begin.?”
What does this have to do with roasted garlic? Well to be truthful nothing at all, BUT I haven’t been able to get that post out of my head, as I said she’s very inspirational, since that post I have been telling myself NOW. What am I waiting for to post a recipe? I just need to get up and do it! I have all these ideas in my head but I just need to do it NOW! So now that I am down off of my soap box lets get down to business and what you have come here for!
What you’ll need:
1 head of garlic
olive oil or oil of choice
Pre Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Slice off the top of your head of garlic
Place cut side up in tin foil and sprinkle with salt and about a tablespoon of oil
Wrap tightly in foil
Bake for about 30 minutes
Remove and let cool
Squeeze out and use your imagination.
The smell is so intoxicating when it’s cooking!
I used mine to make roasted garlic mayo.
Roasted Garlic Mayo
1 egg yolk
1 cup light oil of choice ( I used olive oil)
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
Crack your egg and either keep or toss out the white
Add the mustard, roasted garlic and salt then blend together
Add the oil slowly and blend until it begins to solidify and become mayonnaise.
Use in place of regular mayo.