Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garlic Scapes

In the next 2 weeks we will be removing the garlic scape (shoots/tips) from the garlic plants. This process of removing the scapes will give more energy back to the plant to produce a bigger garlic bulb. What most people don't know that this part of the garlic is delicious. When uncooked it gives a mild garlic flavor and goes great with pastas, soups, and salads. For cooking, it is a sweet flavor and prepared similar to asparagus. Put some on the grill with olive oil....yum

So this year, try something new. You'll be glad you did.

Scape Pesto Recipe

I had one of the best Pesto when I was in Italy in the fall of 2005. Since returning, pesto has been my favorite Italian dish. I found a great Scape Pesto recipe on the internet.

Garlic scape pesto
1 pound garlic scapes
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Olive oil (about 1/2 to 1 cup)
Pine nuts if available

Chop the garlic scapes into 3 inch lengths. Put it in the food processor and process until pureed. Add the parmesan and pine nuts and process until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil as the food processor runs and continue until all the oil is combined into the garlic. Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe copied from this website:


Fresh Herbs are available

Garlic Scapes

The garlic have been growing well. We have scapes available for the next 2 weeks at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market. We will also have fresh garlic too.

Garlic growing

Garlic Growing on the farm