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Pretzel Scape

June 30th, 2016

Garlic scapes are a wonderful vegetable this time of year. I love that they come just about the time broccoli and sugar peas come, which means stir fry around here! Scapes are so interesting the way they twist and turn, I find their shapes fascinating. I was especially amused to see this one shaped like a pretzel yesterday.
pretzel scape
I should have the rest of the scapes harvested this coming week, some of them will end up the freezer because we just can’t eat them all when they’re in season. Luckily, they freeze well and will be just as tasty in the middle of winter.

Do you grow garlic? What’s your favorite way to eat the scapes?

5 Comments to “Pretzel Scape”
  1. Jennifer Fisk on June 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

    So far I’ve had two batches of pesto. I have a dozen or so in the fridge with maybe 6 left to harvest. Fresh scape pesto on whole wheat pasta is a gourmet meal in my mind. I do like them sauteed and mixed into brown rice too.

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  2. Laura on June 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Try adding them into your hummus soooooooooo good :)

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  3. Laura on June 30, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Try adding them into your hummus when making it! Soo good!

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  4. bonnie knox on June 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Do you blanch them before freezing or just freeze as they are?

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    • Susy on July 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      I usually dice them up, sauté, and then freeze.

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