The Stratford Garlic Festival
Yesterday was an amazing September day—warm, sunny and mellow with a refreshing breeze passing through. It was just the day to get out and mingle with people at a festival, and Saturday was the Garlic Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Elizabeth Baird and I had been invited to travel there to do cooking demonstrations as part of their program. Instead of taking the big highways, we meandered through country roads catching up on each other’s news. The festival itself was very impressive with lots of vendors who sold garlic of course, but other enticing foods like fruits, vegetables, roasted garlic fudge and summer sausage. The demonstrator before us showed the audience how to braid garlic which appears to be quite difficult feat. He was a hard act to follow, but I must say our audience was very warm and welcoming. I demonstrated a very simple recipe from A Taste of Canada, Garlicky Portobello Mushrooms and Elizabeth followed with a Roasted Garlic and Goat Cheese Strudel from The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book. Click onto my recipe page for the Portobello Mushrooms.
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