Garlic Scapes

garlic scapesIn spring, the garlic plant’s head looks like a fountain pen tip leading the long stem in twirls and loops like it’s scribbling or chasing a bee. Farmers trim the stems called scapes for a blissfully garlicky treat -  another edible part of this important plant.

Preparation Tips

Use garlic scapes as you might asparagus: cook lightly. Used as a festive ingredient for pizza or a frittata, their mild garlicky-ness will be revealed. Or try them in a pesto.

Storage Tips

Garlic scapes store well, although they taste best when fresh. Keep in a paper bag in the fridge for a few weeks, or chop and freeze for later use.
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