“Stop and smell the garlic! That’s all you have to do!” ~ William Shatner, Actor
My love for garlic goes back years. We have always had a special bond. When it is cooking, garlic is one of the foods that elicits the most excitement in my heart. The aroma and feeling fills the room, like a fluffy cloud of goodness.
When I was cycling around the world I ate half a bulb or more a day. Combined with onions and peppers, in my daily pasta, I would make a healthful concoction that is closer akin to a soup. As my water boiled I would throw in 5 or 6 whole cloves. After a while on the road, I couldn’t be bothered to chop it up anymore. I owe garlic a great deal. It is what kept me healthy for two years. In that time, I was only sick twice. I attribute a lot of that to the healing and preventative powers of garlic. The wonderful healthy powers of this historic food, goes back thousands of years.
In certain parts of China, whole cloves or chopped raw garlic, can be found on every table. In Korea, a barbecue night is not complete without smoky cloves grilling off to the edge of the wiry metal over open flame. In some countries it is used more sparingly than others. But it is something I will always love and take with me, no matter the smell.
For all of those looking to check out my new project, we will be at the annual Perth Lions Garlic Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. selling fresh chicken jerky. Entrance to the festival, held at the Perth fair grounds, is $5. Proceeds from which go towards the development of the Perth community. Now in it’s 19th year, it grew from humble beginnings to a huge attraction throughout the province of Ontario.
This year at the festival, we will be featuring our Garlic Mild and Maple Chicken Jerky. We will also have dried garlic chips, which are perfect for adding a bit of spice to soups, salads and stir-fry. Throughout the weekend there will be cooking demonstrations put on by local chefs, live music, a silent art auction, an all weekend beer tent and much more. Please come by our booth on Saturday or Sunday to sample a bit of our jerky.
If you are looking to get your garlic fix, this is the place to be. If you are a garlic lover and spice lover check out the garlic mild chicken jerky. If you are looking for something a little sweeter, check out the maple chicken jerky. No added preservatives, salt or sugars. A healthier and exciting alternative to beef jerky. You can’t miss us.
After cycling the world from China back to Canada, I am also always excited to chat about travel. Please feel free to come by and chat about anything travel related or check out my alternate website at www.oneadvenetureplease.com. There you will find travel inspiration and motivation to follow your dreams. Come by for a sample and see for yourself. Thank you for your support!
*You can find out more information about the Perth Garlic Festival on their website by clicking HERE.
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