|~ garlic scapes growing big ~|
Right now, the garlic scapes are growing quickly & in order to have the plant put all its energy into those bulbs in the ground, they need to be removed from the stalks.
|~ garlic scape harvest ~|
Garlic scapes are a wonderful early 'garlic hit' & have a power-house of nutrients that we can eat & take advantage of.
|~ garlic scape pesto ~|
Why not roast them up along with your potatoes & chicken? Or how about chop them fine & add them to an omelet? Or how about try a new twist on the pesto idea?
That's what I did - pesto - one of my most favorite condiments in the fridge. I usually make pesto with my spring harvest of lemon sorrel & then pop all those little jars into the freezer to use up during the year.
Why not try it with the garlic scapes? This version tastes tart & garlic-y & has the potential for so many great things... I just used some sorrel leaves, lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. Whip it all up & put into jars & freeze for later experimentation.
The whole process would have been a whole lot easier if I would just invest in a proper kitchen tool (food processor) to do the job... maybe that's something I can look into down the road for future gardens...