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.

Keep The Vampires Away & Spice Up Your Pumpkin Dishes: Delectable Halloween Recipes

Happy Halloween! Halloween’s a popular holiday for garlic, particularly for those looking to ward off vampires.

Except, Twilight’s Edward Cullen, of course.

Still, cooking garlic can also keep the vampires at bay. So, remove that garlic clove from your neck, chop it up and toss in a tasty, ghoulish Halloween dish – characterized by a pumpkin ingredient or orange hue.

Perfect for a night awaiting trick-or-treaters, for trick-or-treating fuel or while doing the Monster Mash at said Halloween bash.

Pumpkin & Yellow Split Pea Soup

Pumpkin Soup With Smoked Paprika

Roasted Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seed Pasta

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Cavatelli With Spicy Winter Squash

Pumpkin & Crispy Pancetta Risotto

Pumpkin-Turkey “Ghoulash” With Caraway Noodles

Caramel Apples

Disclaimer: these recipes are so scrumptious, you might wind up attracting the vampires you were hoping to scare away. It’s a risk worth taking.

Happy Halloween, and happy eating!

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