Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Garlic Scapes

My share from Amy's Garden had a nice surprise today. In addition to tiny white turnips, lettuce, bok choy, and chard, there was a bag of aromatic and spasmodic creatures, the garlic scape.  This is the part of garlic that grows above the ground and eventually flowers.  Cutting the scape allows the garlic to focus on bulb making under ground.  Scapes can be chopped up to add a garlicky treat for a stir fry-  I have heard of some folks making scape pesto with all of the usual ingredients ( except garlic and basil).  More to come.

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