Harvest Inventory

by Fallywalker on August 1, 2010

HARVEST INVENTORY

 

he crazy twisty green things are called garlic scapes. They are the flower stalks that shoot up from the garlic bulbs. Each hardneck variety of a garlic bulb produces one scape, and it will eventually straighten itself out after making two loops. The scapes are harvested from the plant in order to send the plant’s full focus of energy into bulb development, rather than making flowers. Scapes possess a nice mild garlicky flavor. You can use them just as you would a garlic clove- but for a gentler garlic flavor. They are tasty just diced up and sautéed with some olive oil, butter, salt & pepper- then try tossing ‘em over a nice big steak or piece of fish, or add as an ingredient to a warm salad… or dice ‘em and stuff ‘em in an omelet. STORAGE: Best if stored in a paper bag with a moist paper towel inside your fridge’s crisper.

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