Wednesday, June 24, 2009

#14 What's a garlic scape?

This was a perfectly timed challenge as our CSA (community supported agriculture) delivered our first box of veggies for the year this week - Hurray!!!

Red Leaf Lettuce
Green Leaf Lettuce
Tuscan Kale
Curly leaf Kale
Garlic Scapes

To celebrate we fixed a feast with our neighbors who we split our farm share with.

The menu was:
Pasta primavera (Kale)
Green Salad (Radishes, Spinach, Lettuce)
Roasted Beets with feta
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

We also juiced Kale, Beet Greens, Carrots and a few apples!

The surprise in our box was garlic scapes. This little green is a bit like a green onion, but with a mild garlic flavor. They are part of the garlic plant which needs to be removed when growing garlic to help form big juicy bulbs. So its a win, win. Great bulbs later, yummy garlic scapes now. Lightly sauted they add a bit of garlic to any dish or a kick when chopped fresh sprinkled on any dish.

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