Thursday, 12 January 2012

Garlic Baker and a Garlic Keeper

Over the years, I have collected various kinds of containers to store all manner of food related things, but today I will share the one designed specifically for garlic bulbs and garlic cloves.

There are many names for this garlic pot.  Its also known as a garlic keeper jar or garlic container. Its not just functional, but also quite smart to be displayed. 
The terracotta garlic pot ( on the right hand side) is the one I use to store my fresh garlic.  Of course, if it was homegrown, I would have no need for this, as it would have been strung like onions. 

The garlic baker (on the left) of which I have two (see here) have actually never ever been used.  One I admit is for display purposes and it sometimes holds excess garlic bulbs, but the other is functional and can actually be used in the oven.  Ah maybe I'll use it when I down.

18 comments:

  1. Bellissimi in terracotta.
    Ciao

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  2. My favorite garlic "keeper" is my tummy.

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  3. I never tried to roast garlic in the oven, but it definitely prickles my curiosity, so if you might turn to the side of oven baked garlic with that beautiful garlic baker, please do tell me if it's worth it!

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  4. Wow - I didn't know either of these things existed. I don't quite understand why you would need a garlic baker, as opposed to any other dish to put your garlic in the oven in, or am I missing something?

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  5. Those are the sorts of things that get knocked over and broken too easily in this house. I managed to break three gorgeous little Turkish bowls today. *sigh*

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  6. You have some lovely pieces in your kitchen Shaheen. I had never seen the garlic crusher until your blog.

    Hope you continue to improve.

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  7. What a good idea a garlic roaster - I need this the other day when my Zucchini with pasta rags needed a whole garlic roasted in a small receptacle before being added to the recipe. I must look out for one.

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  8. Poor Shaheen - I am so sorry about all the troubles you've been having. I hope that 2012 starts to get better for you - and in a hurry.

    That said, I enjoy reading about your "kitchenalia" as you call it, and I adore your new blog header with the pastries and the dragon. Is that the Welsh red dragon? (I love the Welsh flag!)

    Best wishes for you...

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel.
      Yes it is a Red Red Dragon, The new blog header signifying my move move from Scotland to Wales in the next few weeks or so.

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  9. I have been thinking of getting one for storage. Garlic so expensive and it spoils so quickly coming from the store. Do you think it helps give it a longer shelf life?

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    1. Yes I do wilderness. Its def. worth having.

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  10. I am down to my last bulb of home grown garlic. I hate the thoughts of having to buy it. This years is starting off well on the allotment.

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  11. Shaheen, I just read your update about your illness, the job and the move to Wales. Get your book written! Three chapters and a synopsis, or in your case, maybe a synopsis and some sample recipes and some screengrabs of your amazing blog. A copy of Writers and Artists Yearbook from the library, a photocopier, big envelopes and some stamps and you're rockin and rollin. You are a talented, creative lady. Go for it! Countrymouse xxx

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    1. Hi Countrymouse,
      You don't know how pleased I am to hear from you x
      Thank you for your lovely comment and faith in me. I remember when you originally told me to do this. I have been dithering a bit. But you will be pleased to learn that I have compiled a book. I sent it to a couple of publishers last year who rejected it. This year, once I have settled into my new home I will be making more of an effort. Do stay in touch, my e mail is allotment2kitchen@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. A friend gave me a garlic baker - I do want to use it, but haven't got round to it yet.

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  14. ahh there is nothing quite like baked Garlic it has such a mellow flavor. I always bake my garlic if I am making garlic butter as its such a better taste, might have to look into a Garilc baker, would go well with my Cambebert baker. Great Blog BTW!!
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