One of my favorite things to do with stinging nettles is to turn them into a dip. And my favorite flavors to combine them with are roasted garlic and fresh mint, along with some tangy Greek yogurt. This is easy to make, and so fresh & versatile.
There's a reason that prepared, minced, soaking garlic in stores turns my stomach. It's because I grow my own, and enough to last me and my family the entire year. Super easy to plant, but it takes some old-world wisdom to do it right.
Many foodies look down on garlic powder as a stale, cheap substitute for the real thing. It's a shortcut for lazy cooks, goes this reasoning, but not something a serious chef would consider. But when you make your own, it's a revelation.
Habanero Sriracha has a wonderful fruity, floral, garlicky taste that is balanced in its flavor to heat ratio. After taking most of the seeds out, this hot sauce has plenty of kick and you can taste the uniquely Caribbean flavor of the peppers.