Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This Week's Share-Garlic Scapes

This week's share includes: Lettuce Mix
Coooking Greens
More Basil Plants
Spicy Greens--Arugula and Persian Cress
Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes might be a new vegetable for you (see picture above), they are the emerging flower head of the garlic plant. Crisp and full of a relatively mild garlic flavor they are a great addition to stir frys and actually quite good on the grill. Click here to read an article but our own Chester County edible plant guru/historian William Woys Weaver that appeared in Mother Earth News a few years back.

I also wanted to provide the musician/locavore Sean Hoots' elaborate (and inebriating) greens recipe--a perfect solution for the kale you have been receiving. In his recipe Sean gives a shout out to our chickens, which do make an excellent stock--its almost worth purchasing a chicken just for the stock you can make from the remaining leftovers of your original chicken dish. Speaking of chickens, frozen chickens are available in the freezer section of the refrigerator in the distribution shed.

Enjoy the scapes!

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