Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Garlic scapes are the flowers which are produced by hardneck garlic in the summer. Since garlic mainly reproduces asexually, the flowers almost never produce true garlic seed. Instead they are cut off from the plant so that it can concentrate its energies on producing a large bulb.
The scapes are great, but rarely used in the kitchen. They have a mild garlic flavor and you can fry or grill them like asparagus. I have been using them to make a garlic scape pesto, which I then freeze.
We planted 70 cloves of hardneck garlic this year, so we've had a lot of scapes. Too bad that Polly's pregnancy makes garlic smell awful! We're going to have to find some way of getting rid of a lot of garlic this year...
Posted by cdg at 8:38 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
An outing to the zoo with our pal Gabe (short for Gabriella) her papa Jason and our buddy Sukhi. Gabe is six months younger than Unity and her mama Laurel and I met when I was at the end of my pregnancy and she was at the beginning of hers. Gabe and Unity had fun and even rode in each others strollers.
Posted by PKJ at 8:42 PM