Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Garlic Snakes For Dinner?

It's time to give the garlic a hair cut! Every year around this time the garlic, which we planted in the fall, sends up a seed head called a scape. If you want nice big garlic bulbs then you need to cut the scapes off so the plant puts energy into the bulbs and not into producing seeds.

Looks like I have a handful of grass snakes!

And here's the garlic with its new hair style - no curls!

You can use the garlic scapes in cooking.  Just chop them up like you would a scallion and stir fry or use in soups for a fresh garlicky flavour.

They will be great sauteed with these shitake shrooms.  YUM!


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