Sunday, June 19, 2011


Here's the first product of this year's garden: garlic scapes. These are the immature flowering stalks of a garlic plant. Snipping these off before they are more fully formed encourages the plant to put its energy into developing the bulb. Plus, they make for an interesting cooking ingredient. The most adventurous can use them as a 1:1 replacement for asparagus or green beans in some dishes.

I chopped these and used them in place of most of the garlic in the sofrito base for a cuban black bean soup earlier this week.

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