Menu Plan July 6th/WHB Garlic


I love garlic. Thankfully, my husband, does, too! It can dress up…let’s see, pretty much anything. I’ve been planting more and more garlic each year, and it’s great, from the scapes (the green shoots on top) to the bulbs, which start maturing about now. I may roast a lot of my garlic bounty, but also usually chop up en masse and freeze, so that it’s ready when I’m feeling particularly lazy.
I am also hosting Weekend Herb Blogging (WHB) this week! It is a lot of fun, and I’m so glad for this new reminder to get back to participating regularly. Kalyn originated the event, but Haalo is the current WHB coordinator. The rules are here, along with the schedule.

So what’s cooking? I made an apple pie this weekend, chocolate dipped strawberries, and

experimental bread that was interesting…but…yep, not ready for prime time. I have promised myself more time to experiment with cooking, and the pineapple chicken should fall in that category. I’m hoping for one new thing a week…we’ll see how that goes!  Getting to be a WHB regular again will certainly help.

For next week:
Lemon Mint Quinoa and fresh tomatoes

Chicken in a Pineapple garlic sauce with steamed broccoli

Tuna and apple

Nightshade stew with garlic, too and an avocado


Baked goods:


berry good pie
carob chestnut balls

From my garden:

  • garlic
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  • serranos
  • cukes
  • basil,
  • thyme, rosemary, mint, lemongrass, etc.
  • raspberries (last ones–very sad)
  • blueberries
  • blackberries

From the market:

  • peaches!!!
  • cherries
  • blueberries

Kim, of Gluten Free is life has Shrimp scampi on the menu.  My DH would be jealous and I should really make that for him soon!  She’s also gotten her hands on one of the new Betty Crocker mixes and it’ll be nice to hear how it turns out.

In My (CSA) box joins us again after a hiatus (welcome back!!), and reviews a trip to merry old Ireland. Her menu looks heavenly and contains winners such as broccoli raab, falafel, dal…yum!!!

Sea has been busy (seriously, who could blame her???!!!) with a baby on the way and she’s just moved, too.  Not only that, but she had a tooth out and so this week’s ‘menu is filled with soft foods.  Of course, knowing Sea, soft doesn’t mean bland or boring!

Heather of Celiac Family has her hands full this weekend with renovations, so she’s keeping it simple.  Her pork chops with black beans sound delightful and easy, too.

Esther joins us with some fresh garlic from a neighbor.  She’s got globe artichokes on the menu, which sounds great because the ones near here aren’t looking so hot.  And  she’s got gooseberry curd tarts on the menu, too.  Yum!

Angela posted her menu,  and she’s making good use of her crock pot and freezer.  Smart woman!  She’s a big fan of garlic, but what really caught my eye was the list of fun treats she’s bringing to Girl Scout Camp.

Ginger joins us with garlic and garlic scapes in her menu.  The Southern Indian night sounds divine, and she’s got all the greens she can handle from her CSA–lucky woman!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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12 Responses to Menu Plan July 6th/WHB Garlic

  1. Scrumptious says:

    Yum! Your menu sounds so delicious, especially Lemon Mint Quinoa, which sounds like perfect summer food. I wish I could roam around your garden checking out your amazing harvest (and sneaking a few berries!).

    I haven’t been blogging much for the past few months, but I am trying to get more regular about it again. So here’s a link to this week’s gluten-free menu plan:

    Thanks for hosting and, as always, for organizing!

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  3. Kim says:


    Here is my menu for the week. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting! Love garlic, especially roasted garlic spread over some nice foccacia bread!


  4. IMB–My garden is my favorite place to be, and it was great to see your menu again!

    Kim–I agree, roasted garlic spread is heavenly on just about anything.

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  6. seamaiden says:

    Lemon mint quinoa sounds delightful, and Nightshade Stew is SUCH a fun name! I must check that out.

    Sorry about my hiatus- you wouldn’t believe how much has been going on. But, I’m back in the saddle again with a teeny bit garlic-light menu:


  7. Heather says:

    Your menu looks great. I love garlic and the addition of pineapple and chicken sounds enticing! I’m sorry I don’t have more garlic-rich recipes in my menu this week. For some reason, in my effort to keep cooking as easy as possible this week, I somehow left out the garlic. Here’s my menu:

  8. Ooh, I LOVE garlic!! I use it in everything I can:)

  9. Esther says:

    The chicken and pineapple recipe sounds great and garlic is always good here. My menu link is

  10. Ginger says:

    Since it is later Monday, guess we will see this on Wed when your internet returns! I have fresh garlic (young) and scapes to use. I am so jealous of your garden. It is about 1.5 months ahead of mine. To compare, I have all those things growing, but only the herbs are ready. That seriously makes me consider moving to a Southern state, just for gardening.
    Here’s my post: and thanks for hosting.

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  12. Angela says:

    Ugh, here I pre-posted my menu, but never sent the link! Here it is: ttp://

    I haven’t planted garlic before. I am going to have to try it. Thanks for hosting.

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