Yes! Following a two-year hiatus, the Toronto Garlic Festival made its triumphant return on Sunday. Akemi and I had been looking forward to it for months!
The weather forecasts had called for a torrential downpour, but we only suffered a little rain on the day.
I’m fascinated by the wide varieties of garlic available: Artichoke, Red Russian, Music, Korean Red, Purple Stripe, Spanish, Ukranian Red, Persian, Georgian Fire – to name but a few. We ended up picking up a sleeve of Music, a sleeve of Spanish, and a sleeve of Ukrainian Red – then, Akemi spent the next two days cleaning and jarring them. Apparently, the Ukrainian Reds were a pain to deal with. They are also, apparently, spicier than the other varieties
For lunch today – sausages and sautéed Spanish garlic.
We also picked up a Sampler Pack that includes a good mix. These we usually roast whole in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and salt, then compare the difference in flavors.
A lot of hot sauces on sale on the day, and I couldn’t resist.
A couple of curious items I didn’t try – the Sweet Stout with Black Garlic and the Roasted Garlic and Chocolate gelato. Consider these today’s Yes/No.
The final haul.