CHEESE RING WITH STRAWBERRY PRESERVES 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 3/4 cup mayonnaise 5 medium green onions, finely chopped white parts only) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 pinch of cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon gadic
powder, or to taste 1 (13-ounce) jar strawberry preserves Assorted crackers For garnish: strawberries and grapes In a medium bowl, mix together cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, pecans, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder until well blended.
In a large skillet, saute the gadic
, onion, celery, and bell
At the core of the collection is a sequence of twenty-five poems that "explores the various mythologies and the magical and practical aspects of garlic." The title poem, "The Stinking Rose," one of the many names garlic is called by, sensuously evokes warmth, passion, and beauty - all juxtaposed delicately: "Everything I want to say is / in that name / for these cloves of gadic
- they shine / like pearls still warm from a woman's neck.//My fingernail nudges and nicks / the smell open, a round smell / that spirals up.