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Monday, July 29, 2013

The One That Got Away

This is what a garlic scape looks like when it starts to flower.

It looks kind of like Pinocchio.

Or a really Seussian Santa hat.

I missed it a few weeks ago when I was harvesting garlic scapes for cooking. Do you cook with garlic scapes? I chop them fine and mix them in with stir-fry veggies, which I often eat in the morning with two poached eggs. Yummy!

I also make garlic scape pesto. I just used up my last garlic scapes to make one final batch. I measure the pesto out into ice cube trays and then freeze them, and put the cubes in a plastic bag in the freezer. And then I throw one into the frying pan with the morning veggies.

When I saw the scape starting to open, I realized it was probably time to harvest the actual bulbs of garlic, at least those two rows on the left. The leaves were starting to turn brown and a bit crispy.

I love fresh garlic from the garden. I didn't know garlic could be juicy, till I grew my own.