I used the recipe out of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon to preserve some garlic cloves I bought in bulk.
about 12 heads of garlic
2 t dried oregano (preferably organic)
2 t sea salt
2 T whey (can use 2 t of additional sea salt if you don’t have any weigh)
1) Place garlic heads in the oven at 300 degrees until heads open and cloves can be easily removed.
2) Place cloves in a wide-mouthed quart jar.
3) Add oregano, sea salt, whey, and cover with filtered water leaving at least 1 inch headspace below the top of the jar.
4) Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 3 days before placing in refrigerator.
It is winter here in Kansas and our house isn’t quite warm enough to ferment on the countertops. So, I wrapped the jar in a tea towel and set it on top of our dvr to keep warm which actually seemed to work.
Now I can grab a couple cloves, crush ’em, and toss ’em into whatever dish I am preparing.