After an exhausting weekend spent house-hunting in North Carolina, we are back in Georgia. Luckily, we were successful and found a great house in a really nice neighborhood. However, I returned home absolutely unable to focus on my normal routine, instead daydreaming about our new decor, furniture layout, and running through my mental list of things we need to finalize before we move (in less than a month!).
Growing up, my family joked that every savory recipe we cooked always started with three ingredients: onions, garlic and olive oil. To this day, that is mostly still true in the Swoon kitchen as well. I love roasting whole heads of garlic. The roasting process caramelizes and mellows the garlic flavor making the roasted cloves sweet enough to eat straight out of the heads. The roasted garlic is equally delicious spread on grilled bread and pizzas, in pasta sauces and earthy soups, or any other recipe that calls for fresh garlic.