Garlic Scapes will be ready for shipping at the end of June (roughly – all depends on Mother Nature).
If you aren’t sure what a garlic scape is, you’re not alone. This part of the garlic plant is gaining recognition for use in cooking. Restaurants are using them as edible garnishes for the dining plate. They are beautiful in appearance, with that double curl, white bulbil and tapered end.
Simply put, each hardneck garlic plant sends up one scape through the center stalk. Each one needs to be cut off so energy goes underground to the bulb.
These delicious and healthy scapes let us enjoy an early fresh taste of garlic goodness! Here are a few ways to use them.
Pickled Garlic Scapes
2 pounds garlic scapes
1/4 cup canning salt
2 1/2 cups vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp cayenne pepper, divided
4 heads dill, divided
fresh hot peppers if desired
Garlic Scape Pesto
Here’s how we really enjoy our Pesto – smother a good quality cracker with homemade Pesto, then top it with home smoked Salmon!
10 Things to do with Garlic Scapes
and here’s 20 Different Ways to Cook up Garlic Scapes