Christopher Ranch’s California Garlic Blog

It’s no mystery that fresh garlic is one of the most popular, versatile ingredients ever. What remains relatively unknown, however, are the distinct flavor, quality and health differences associated with varying garlic varieties. Christopher Ranch, a family farm in Gilroy, Calif., grows a California heirloom garlic that is a leader in each category. All Garlic Is Not Created Equal. We’ll show you why.

Florida’s Got Crabs!

Fresh From The Ocean - Yikes! Better Yet, On The PlateGot crabs?

Floridians do. Every fall, diners eagerly await the arrival of stone crab season off the coast of Southern Florida, and the wait is finally over.

Fishermen set their traps in early October, but were prohibited from pulling stone crabs – a pricey delicacy notorious in Florida – until sunrise last Thursday, Oct. 16.

By Friday, the crabs were boiled, chilled and back on the menu at some of Florida’s finest fish houses, with select locations across the U.S.

For some of the most scrumptious, freshest stone crab this side of the Mississip’, check out the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, The Breakers Seafood Bar in Palm Beach or one of Truluck’s various locations throughout the country.

Or, be your own crab cooker, and try one of these mouth-watering stone crab recipes at home (of course, with a touch of California heirloom garlic):
Marinated Stone-Crab Claws
Lobster, Shrimp & Stone-Crab Creole
Stone-Crab Claws With Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce

Publix, a major Florida-based retailer with locations throughout Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, is one grocery store where you can purchase fresh stone-crab claws.

And, to ease today’s environmentally conscious mind, stone-crab claws are a sustainable food, as de-clawed crabs are returned to the ocean, where they usually regenerate their own claws, according to a Palm Beach Daily News article.

So, got crabs?

Get your delicious, yet sustainable, stone-crab claws while you can – until May 15, when season ends.

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