Friday, July 8, 2011

Frugal Friday - Cooking garlic scapes!

Garlic Scapes. Sounds weird. Sounds like something that wouldn't be edible. Who would've thought garlic scapes are so delicious!! We joined a CSA Community supported agriculture food co-op for the year with a farm by us called Rogowski Farms. Its a beautiful farm and a great part of joining is that we get to go to the farm any time we want and pick any herbs or flowers for free! And every Sunday we get to pick up a bundle of different veggies. Last weekend we were given garlic scapes in our bundle. I had no idea what they were so I asked the girl, she said they are the tiny stems that grow from the garlic bulb. Its kind of interesting, because it looks like a flower is about to grow on the end. First, once you get your garlic scape, rinse in warm water. Then cut the scape into small green bean style pieces (you can cut them any way you'd like but I like them this way!) Then saute them in olive oil, and alittle balsamic vinegar. Or, for breakfast I sauteed them with one of Martin's favorite's, (just because it was a holiday!) black pudding. First I just want to say, I don't eat this stuff. Its basically a sausage with meat and blood, but he loves it so I cooked it up with some scapes and some eggs. The scapes actually tasted really good cooked with the meat. Scapes like garlic are really good for you too and inexpensive!  If you come across them, don't be afraid to give them a try! they are yum!

Happy Friday to you!


  1. omg i love that you joined a CSA!! I have been wanting to do that for awhile now so I think soon its coming now that we have all these great tools!!

  2. Hmmm I have never heard of such a thing. DOes it work like regular garlic?


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