garlic scape

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    we just started getting our summer vegetables from a CSA vegetable share... it's a new thing for us and i was hoping to photograph everything, but life has kind of gotten in the way of that.

    i had never heard of or seen garlic scapes before; they are the flowers that grow above ground on a head of garlic, and apparently they need to be removed for the heads to grow as large as possible. we had them chopped up on new potatoes with butter and sour cream, pretty basic.

    donnacv, paulmcaleer, xgray, floqwetr, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. silver bandit 94 months ago | reply

      interesting, learn new things each day.

    2. donnacv 94 months ago | reply

      like vegetable calligraphy, beautifully done paul.

    3. paulmcaleer 94 months ago | reply

      Restrained, gorgeous shot.

    4. Guillaume Cingal 94 months ago | reply

      Une fanne de poireau ?

      (3:1 Group)

    5. paul goyette 94 months ago | reply

      non, guillaume, c'est la fleur de l'ail (?)

    6. apartment 13 94 months ago | reply

      ah, I got some of these from MY farm share, and I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I wil try the potatoes!

    7. paul goyette 94 months ago | reply

      we are getting some more this week, and i am planning to make the pesto mentioned in the link above.

    8. fusaka 94 months ago | reply

      Very elegant.

    9. ihatebroccoli 94 months ago | reply

      i've had them battered and deep fried -- not too bad. a little like fried onion straws.

    10. paul goyette 94 months ago | reply

      interesting... i will have to try that if we get them again!

    11. dan-ish 89 months ago | reply

      Don't like veg, but love this photo...!

    12. aMichiganMom 70 months ago | reply

      I got some in my CSA share too ( I made a bean dip recipe from them that I found in the New York Times. Turned out very good. I also tried chopping them up and putting them in a bean & tomato salad...also very good.

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