Right about 6:45 the sun is setting over a green field prepped and ready for seeding, illuminating the world with it’s golden rays. At about 7:20 those same golden bursts of light make their way through the singletrack mountain bike trail painting the world in a calm hue that you can’t help but notice. And at 8:45, when we are home and the dinner routine starts, we will stand out back and take a moment with the dogs to look up at the moon in a perfectly crisp spring sky. It’s in these simple moments that I realize that I have it all. We may not have everything, but we have everything we need. It’s hard not to savor these moments.
Vlasic is launching a new program focusing on savoring the simplicity to highlight their Farmer’s Garden products. I am all about simplicity these days, especially when it comes to my food.
Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic pickles are artisanal-quality, premium pickles, made with honest ingredients and no artificial flavors. Farmer’s Garden pickles are made with the finest, specially selected ingredients -U.S. – grown cucumbers, whole garlic cloves, slices of red bell pepper, rounds of carrots and fresh herbs and spices – harvested at the peak of freshness. Each Farmer’s Garden cucumber is hand-packed in a traditional mason jar and pickled using home-style canning techniques.
Seventy years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.
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Farmer’s Garden is celebrating the authentic taste of #FarmToJar with the Savor Simplicity Sweepstakes running from 5/7/14 – 7/31/14.
Enter at www.Farmersgardenvlasic.com for a chance to win a weekend cooking adventure or summer entertaining package, each worth $1,500! One winner will be chosen each month. A $1 off coupon will also be given to all entrants immediately following entry.
Roasted Garlic Butter Burgers #FarmToJar
- 8 strips bacon
- 1 head garlic
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
- 1 tbs butter melted and cooled
- 1 tbs fresh parsley minced
- 1/2 teas fresh rosemary finely minced
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
- smoked gouda cheese sliced
- 4 soft potato buns
- lettuce tomato, onions, and crisp Farmer's Garden pickles by Vlasic for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay an oven safe wire rack on top. Arrange the bacon over the wire rack. Wrap garlic in aluminum foil. Place both the bacon and garlic in the oven. Cook the bacon for about 30 minutes, until done. Remove from oven, reserving 1 tbs bacon fat. Leave the garlic in the oven for 15 minutes longer. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Meanwhile, start a fire at your charcoal grill using desired method.
When garlic can be handled, squeeze cloves into a bowl. Mix in reserved bacon fat. Mash the garlic into a paste. Add the ground beef, butter, parsley, rosemary, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix to combine well.
Divide the beef mixture into 4 equal patties, pressing an indent into the center of each.
When the grill is hot enough that you can only hold your hands over it for a few seconds, add the patties to the clean grill grate. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook 3 to 5 minutes longer. Toast the buns and melt the cheese on top, if desired.
Top with bacon, lettuce, slice of tomato, onion slices, and a fresh Farmer's Garden pickle. Serve.