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Garlic Grater Dish

Garlic Grater Dish Instructions

In case you misplaced your copy, or didn’t receive one, here are our garlic grater instructions with some ideas for how you might use your grater.

Stoneware Garlic Graters
Hand Made Stoneware Grater Dishes

This simple to use, hand-made dish offers a more efficient way to puree and grate foods like garlic in order to preserve flavor, use more of the food, and finish the job in less time. Just a few swirls around the plate reduce a clove of garlic to a flavorful paste perfect for dips, sauces, or your favorite recipes. The bumps in the center of the plate enable grating food and keeping your fingers safe at the same time. It works even with hard foods like chocolate and ginger that are normally tough to grate.. This tool makes grating a variety of foods easy and allows you to produce professional quality results with very little effort.

You can also use it to zest lemons and oranges, grind cinnamon and chocolate, or puree fresh ginger. It is simple to use. You can move in circles, up and down, or even side to side. Because the plate has some depth to it, you can also use it as a dipping plate. Grate garlic and then add some olive oil and other spices for a delicious way to enjoy fresh bread.

Garlic:  Moisten grater with cold water. Hold grater in one hand with your fingers around the edges. With your other hand hold the clove of garlic between your fingers (hold the base/root end). · Move garlic in any direction until near fingers. (Discard root end as it’s too acidic to eat). You have just made the finest garlic paste with much more intense flavor than minced garlic. Use a small, stiff brush to clean garlic out of ridges. Or leave garlic and add oil, spices and vinegar for dipping.

Other Root Vegetables: · Always moisten plate first for ginger, carrots, wasabi, taro, Jalapeños, horseradish, etc. For fibrous foods like ginger, move only back and forth directions. Use a brush to remove the pulp.

Hard Cheese, Spices, and Fine Chocolates: · Start with a dry dish. Hold the grater vertically over the dish or recipe, and move food over the grater until you have desired amount. Gravity will drop grated food down.

Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe—Made in Pennsylvania


New Venture

Miguel is handing out dip samples for Party in a Bowl at Christmas City Village
Miguel is handing out dip samples for Party in a Bowl at Christmas City Village

In collaboration with Debi Rice of Fun-Nominal Events, Artists At Heart has launched a new venture – Party in a Bowl.  In addition to beautiful hand-made stoneware bowls, we are selling delicious dip mixes.  We love celebrating, and what could be better than easy, delicious and beautiful – all in one?

You can sample our dips and see our bowls every Friday and Saturday from 11-8 and Sunday 11-5 at Christmas City Village in Bethlehem, next to the Sun Inn on Main Street, through December 20th.

Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil Recipe

Bread  Dipping  Oil

  • 1  tablespoon  dried  basilGarlic Grater Dish
  • 1  tablespoon  dried  parsley
  • 1  teaspoon  dried  thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  dried  oregano
  • 1  teaspoon  freshly  ground  black  pepper
  • ½  teaspoon  dried  crushed  dried  rosemary
  • ½  teaspoon  Sabrosa  salt  of  your  choice
  • ½  teaspoon  crushed  red  pepper,  to  taste,  optional
  1. Mix  all  dry  ingredients  together.
  2. Using  your  Artists  at  Heart  garlic  grater  bowl  or  plate,  grate  2  to  3  fresh  garlic  cloves,   or  more!
  3. Using  the  same  dish,  zest  a  lemon.
  4. You  can  also  grate  some  fresh   Parmesan  at  this  point.
  5. Add  ½  cup  olive  oil  and  ¼  of  the  dry  herb  mix.
  6. Swirl  together.
  7. Grab  some  fresh bread and enjoy!

This  amount  is  enough  for  2  cups  of  olive  oil.    Store   unused  portion  in  sealed  bag  in  refrigerator  for  later  use  if  not  making  that  amount.

Spinach Feta and Artichoke Dip

  • 2c fresh or 1 cup frozen spinachchip and dip w spinach artichoke dip
  • 1 small jar, about 6 oz., a marinated artichoke hearts
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2  cup crumbled feta
  • Sabrosa Fired Up! salt to taste

Microwave spinach until wilted, about 45 seconds.  Cool and chop; drain well.

Drain artichoke hearts and chop finely.

Add sour cream, feta and Sabrosa Fired Up! Salt to taste. Stir.

Microwave about 2 minutes until piping hot.

Pour into the center cup of Artists at Heart Chip and Dip and fill the outer circle with your choice of pita or other chips.

Serves 4.

No Beans About It – Chili Recipe

Chili This hearty chili has no beans.  You certainly can  add any type you wish, but this is so good without them…No Beans About It Chili in stoneware crock

  • 2 medium onions, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated with Artists at Heart Garlic Grater
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2-14 1/2 oz. cans stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 1-15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1-6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup green chili salsa (substitute what you have on hand if this is not available)
  • 1 whole jalapeño, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cups chili powder
  • 1-4oz. can diced green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sabrosa Guerande Grey Salt, to taste
  • Artists at Heart Dutch Oven and Crock

In Dutch oven, saute onion, pepper, celery and garlic until tender.  Add meat, 1 pound at a time, stirring until browned, or salute meat in another pan at the same time.  Add remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition.  Simmer about 2 1/2 hours.  Season to taste with Sabrosa Salts and pepper.  Serve in Artists at Heart crock with shredded cheese, sour cream and minced onion.  Enjoy!

Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

Italian Sausage Soup

Hand Made Stoneware Soup Crock with delicious Italian Sausage Soup
Hand Made Stoneware Soup Crock with delicious Italian Sausage Soup
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, hot or sweet as you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • chopped vegetable of your choice, zucchini, spinach etc.
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1-2 red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/ 2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 ounces tortellini
  • grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Bake sausage at 350 about 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through.  Cool.  Slice thinly using food processor or by hand.  Over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in scant tablespoon drippings or olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add sausage, stock, tomatoes, tomato sauce, vegetables, wine, basil and oregano. Simmer about 40 minutes; add tortellini and simmer until tender.  Ladle into Artists at Heart soup crocks, top with shredded cheese and serve piping hot!  Enjoy.

This recipe is very forgiving and can be altered to fit your taste and ingredients on hand.

A hearty soup, this is great with fresh bread for an easy supper.

Nativity Scene Glühwein Mugs


German for “glowing wine”, glühwein is a delicious hot mulled wine served in German speaking countries around the holidays. This delicious hot beverage is often served in German, Swiss and Austrian Christmas markets, offsetting the cold weather. Glühwein is typically prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, citrus zest and sugar. Kinderspunsch is a nonalcoholic variety which can be prepared for children by adding the same spices to hot cider.

A set of our lovely glühwein mugs are a perfect Christmas gift! Celebrate the season with these handmade stoneware mugs. They are perfect for sipping hot cider, hot chocolate, Irish coffee, hot mulled wine, and best if shared with family and friends. The pottery is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Each mug is unique and holds approximately 8 ounces.  As you sip your hot beverage, an added benefit is that you can enjoy the feeling of warmth “glowing” through the clay.

Purchase them directly from us in Bethlehem at the Christmas City Village “Weihnachtsmarkt” or online on our Etsy Store! We also create other beautiful custom mugs and stoneware in other motifs and color schemes! We are also always happy to do custom orders, matching size, color, and design to your specifications.

Resources:  When you do purchase our mugs, you can access these great recipes for Gluhwein and Kinderspunsch!   More information about glühwein is available at Wikipedia.

Purchase nativity gluhwein mugs on Etsy

Some examples of our nativity gluhwein mugs