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.

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TESTING YOUR GARLIC KNOWLEDGE

 

Do you like your trivia with a side of roasted garlic? If so, this pungent quiz is for you! The first 10 entries to answer all 20 questions correctly, will receive a garlicky gift. Please e-mail your answers to: garlicia@christopherranch.com    

1. Gilroy’s gastronomic gala

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2. A garlic by any other name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _

3. The bigger they are, the easier they peel

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4. Garlicky French mayo  _ _ _ _ _

5. Weak defense against the bulb

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6. The Garlic Capital of the World  _ _ _ _ _ _

7. A baked bird with LOTS of flavor

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8. Spanish word for good taste  _ _ _

9. Garlic’s gentle giant relative

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10. This garlic is heads and shoulders above the rest

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11. Garlic gathering period  _ _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _

12. Garlic’s proper name  _ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _

13. Gives garlic its health benefits and aroma

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14. A day without garlic is  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

15. The best garlic is grown here  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

16. Anti-garlic fly-by-night  _ _ _ _ _ _ _

17. Intertwined garlic hang-up _ _ _ _ _

18. Garlic and oil “bath”  _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _

19. Garlic this way has a mellow, nutty flavor

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20. Christopher Ranch’s Garlic line is over 50 years old, so it’s described as

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Dashes indicate the number of letters in each word. Spaces between the dashes mean there’s more than one word. All of the answers have appeared, in one way or another, in my blogs from the 14 months, so if you’re struggling, give them a look-see.  Have fun, good luck and GO GARLIC!

*Christopher Ranch employees are ineligible for prizes.