Sunday, July 31, 2011

Garlic Festival


  This weekend we went to The Gilroy Garlic Festival. If you are a Garlic lover it was
   the place to be. The moment you entered Gilroy the entire town smelled so delicious! It
   was very warm out and there were tons of people so I only took limited pics. You know
   us bloggers could stand in one spot and take a hundred pics. Ha. So much wonderful
   food, garlic ice cream, garlic bread, garlic chocolate, and an entire block that was
   called Gourmet Alley. They were also filming a Garlic Cook Off! YUM.
   

52 comments:

  1. What fun! I have a Gilroy Garlic Festival cookbook from 1997 and have always wanted to go. Garlic ice cream though? Garlic chocolate? Hmmmmm. Have you tried them?

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  2. A garlic festival? Seriously? I'm so jelly!!

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  3. I have always wanted to go to that festival! Maybe next year.

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  4. Lovveee garlic! The face painting looks awesome!

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  5. The Gilroy Garlic Festival is on my bucket list. I have wanted to go for years.

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  6. What fun! I don't know that I'd be game enough for garlic ice cream, but the rest of it sounds wonderful! Your daughter looks adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. awwwwww!!!!!!!!! frame that! stat! =)

    I SO would have joined you at that festival! garlic is my bff

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  8. I LOVE garlic!!!!! Yum. Yum. Yum. I would have been in heaven

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  9. I really wanted to go! Thanks for the great pictures. What was your favorite food?

    ciao

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  10. That is awesome! An entire festival devoted to garlic! Count me in :)

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  11. YUM! I can only imagine how wonderful it smelled! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  12. Sounds like fun, I love garlic in everything! That sure is a cute angel face all painted..little angel! :D

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  13. Love going to Gilroy and yes, the whole town does smell like garlic! LOL!! Did you get over to SC for a bit too? Maybe next time we can meet up! Hugs, Courtney

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  14. I think it would be a wonderful way to spend the day at Garlic Festival. The smells and the dishes being prepared with all the garlic would be divine.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  15. I was there too! I wish I had run into you!

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  16. mmm how good is garlic?! sounds like fun. okay so i made your watermelon cuc salad- delish- i love the combo of flavors and the crunch of the cashews. i also made the tomato pie for dinner, it was heaven!! i love savory pies, so amazing. and tonight i'm making your pina colada fruit dip for a cook out tomorrow night up the canyon. phew, lots of baking and making! thanks for the great recipes!

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  17. I love ALL things garlic-looks like fun to me!!

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  18. I have read about this before. Sounds like a great place to be! We just harvested our 5 garlic plants. It was out first attempt and we are looking forward to trying them.

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  19. I love when i drive through Gilroy and get that first smell of all that garlic! i've never been to a festival. but man it looks deliciously fun.

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  20. You guys are so adventurous! How fun!

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  21. Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to get to the Gilroy Garlic Festival and just haven't done it yet. Being that we have a lot of Italian and Greek in our family, we love our garlic :)

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  22. There really aren't too many things better than garlic! YUMMO! Looks like fun!

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  23. I'm a garlic fiend one of my life goals is to go to the Gilroy Festival!! I dream big obviously :)

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  24. A whole festival dedicated to garlic?! I am there! I love all your photos Val!

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  25. Love me some garlic! Looks like a fun day...we didn't make it up there this year. Hope it wasn't too hot!

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  26. oh gosh i LOVEEEEEE garlic!!! I can't even imagine how heavenly the festival must have been!! :D

    Belly B :)

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  27. How fun! I love me some Garlic. I could seriously put Garlic on everything... even my cereal... Okay maybe not my cereal but .... everything else ha! Happy Monday :)

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  28. Sounds sooo yummy, although I have never heard of a garlic festival. I love to cook with garlic. Have a great week!

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  29. I remember driving through Gilroy and just being amazed by the smell of garlic in the air. What a kick it must be to live there! Great photos.

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  30. This makes me laugh because it reminds me of that commercial where the husband and wife are eating garlic ice cream. You didn't happen to try some did you? LOL! Your daughter is precious and it looks like so much fun!

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  31. I'M OBSESSED with garlic! now im not sure i would like garlic ice cream, but I would give it a try. Breath would probably be horrible though hahha

    Lots of love
    simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  32. i'm italian and used to live in california so my parents always used to take me to that festival. I miss cali.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  33. Sounds fun! I love garlic but I think I'd have to draw the line at garlic ice cream.

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  34. I'm definitely jumping on the bandwagon and going with I LOVE GARLIC! I think I might be a little iffy about the garlic ice cream and maaaaaybe the chocolate...but hey, when else can you try that stuff, right? (c:

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  35. We have a garlic festive! So much fun

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  36. Have you been to the Srinking Rose? You'd love it. That's supposed to be Stinking...stupid auto correct

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  37. Hi Val!

    I came here today for some lunch inspiration. When nothing sounds good, I come here and always find something yummy to make. I'm pregnant and nothing sounds really good lately, I need some ideas. Thank you for delivering them here! :-)


    Your daughter is soooo cute! I'm happy you guys had a good time.

    Wishing you a great week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  38. So wonderful. I love food festivals!

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  39. Mmmmm, garlic. I love it. We have a garlic fest here in NY-still haven't been!

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  40. Sounds fun! Did you try the garlic ice cream? I know others commented on this, but I just had to ask too - I'm so curious!! :) Your daughter is preciuos as always - love the face paint!

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  41. awww Love that garlic gets entire celebrations devoted to it - well deserved!!

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  42. Yum!! I love garlic!! I wish Gilroy wasn't so far away or I'd be there in a heart beat for the garlic fest!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  43. I would've loved to check out this festival! Loveeeee me some garlic!

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  44. Gosh that little girl of yours is gorg.

    Must take after her momma :)

    ps I could put garlic on EVERYTHING.

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  45. I was just reading about the garlic festival this weekend! So fun!

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  46. I LOVE garlic, what a fun festival! Your daughter is just precious, she is the spitting image of you ~ beautiful! XO ~LIZ

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  47. I've always wanted to go! I need to make a point to get up there next year.

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  48. Look at that beautiful little butterfly! ;)
    I'm a sucker for garlic! Looks like a fun time!

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  49. soo darling~ and of course i am a garlic fan--it's just so tasty! garlic breath? well thats a different story!

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  50. Oh I love garlic ALOT!!! Unfortunately hubby doesn't like it so much after the fact. :) Your daughter looks adorable, I love face painting. :)
    What a wonderful day and I bet the whole area smelled amazing!!
    ox

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  51. Garlic ice cream?!!? I just can't see how that would taste delightful??? But I guess you never know until you try it!

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