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GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT GARLIC & GARLIC SCAPES

First of all, let’s explain what the garlic scape is. It’s the shoot that grows up through the soil from the garlic bulb, but before it hardens into the garlic stalk. When the scape is pliant and curls around, it is pinched off the bulb to allow the plant to focus more energy, so to speak, on the bulb’s growth. (So by pinching off the scape, you will have a larger garlic bulb, and a little treat to enjoy in the meantime.) The scape is a little milder than raw garlic. Health benefits of garlic are myriad; it’s excellent for improving heart and immune system health with antioxidant properties. Garlic promotes healthy blood circulation. This is because garlic’s effects are cellular: it helps with the regeneration of cells that help fight illness. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. But what’s most important is that it’s delicious!

STORAGE TIPS

Store garlic scape in the fridge for up to a week. To preserve the garlic scape, freezing is an easy method: blanch them (quick boil for 60 seconds), followed by an ice bath.  Garlic bulbs (before the cloves are separated from the mass) can keep for several months when stored at room temperature in a dry, dark place that has ample air circulation. Unlike garlic scape, you don’t want to refrigerate garlic.

RECIPES

[intlink id=”2577″ type=”post”]Asian Peanut Noodle Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1706″ type=”post”]Arugula Pesto Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1388″ type=”post”]Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip)[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1919″ type=”post”]Basic Wilted Kale[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2400″ type=”post”]Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2063″ type=”post”]Beans w/Fresh Herbs & Radish Relish[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1951″ type=”post”]Broccoli & Roasted Pepper Salad w/Tomato Vinaigrette[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1895″ type=”post”]Butternut Squash Vindaloo[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1715″ type=”post”]Cabbage Carrot Slaw[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1928″ type=”post”]Carrots with Garlic & Cilantro[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1864″ type=”post”]Chicken in Chile Verde[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1773″ type=”post”]Chiles Relleños[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1362″ type=”post”]Chunky Pasta Sauce w/Kale & Bell Peppers[/intlink]
[intlink id=”880″ type=”post”]Cilantro and Garlic Pesto[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1414″ type=”post”]Classic Pesto[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1874″ type=”post”]Cornbread Skillet[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1971″ type=”post”]Creamy Celeriac & Whatever Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1424″ type=”post”]Creamy Fresh Tomato Basil Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1399″ type=”post”]Creamy Parsnip Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1713″ type=”post”]Creamy Parsnips and Pears[/intlink]
[intlink id=”983″ type=”post”]Creamy Potato & Snap Pea Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2699″ type=”post”]Cucumber & Sweet Onion Salad w/Greek Yogurt[/intlink]
[intlink id=”916″ type=”post”]Cucumber, Tomato & Roasted Beet Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1756″ type=”post”]Cucumber Yogurt Mint Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”4788″ type=”post”]Driftless Sunflower Oil Vinaigrette with Garlic Chives[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2139″ type=”post”]Ever-Alterable Vinaigrette[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1075″ type=”post”]Fennel & Snap Pea Salad w/Lemon & Feta Cheese[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1744″ type=”post”]Fennel Tuna Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2963″ type=”post”]Fiesta Slaw[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1767″ type=”post”]Fresh Asian Greens Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1831″ type=”post”]Fried Rice w/Napa Cabbage & Greens[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3017″ type=”post”]Garlic & Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes[/intlink]
[intlink id=”6813″ type=”post”]Garlic Scape Pesto[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1176″ type=”post”]Garlicky Beans with Tomato & Sage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”5519″ type=”post”]Grilled Veggies Over Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2699″ type=”post”]Cucumber & Sweet Onion Salad w/Greek Yogurt[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1699″ type=”post”]Ginger Glazed Carrots[/intlink]
[intlink id=”912″ type=”post”]Grated Beet and Orange Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1785″ type=”post”]Greens & Bean Stuffed Winter Squash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1751″ type=”post”]Green Bean Refrigerator Pickles[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1934″ type=”post”]Green Beans w/Tomatoes, Garlic & Fresh Thyme[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1945″ type=”post”]Homemade Hot Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1287″ type=”post”]Honey Braised Roots[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1383″ type=”post”]Indian Garlic Shrimp[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1893″ type=”post”]Kale & Squash Gratin[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1727″ type=”post”]Kohlrabi Potato Gratin[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1732″ type=”post”]Lemon Roasted Summer Veggies[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1836″ type=”post”]Lemongrass Chicken Lettuce Wraps[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1876″ type=”post”]Lots of Greens & Sweet Potato Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1775″ type=”post”]Maple Orange Mustard Golden Beet Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2265″ type=”post”]Mediterranean Grilled Broccoli, Napa Cabbage & Zucchini[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1958″ type=”post”]Miso Mashed Potatoes w/Garlicky Edamame[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1777″ type=”post”]Morrocan Cinnamon Carrots[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1932″ type=”post”]Moroccan Grilled Eggplant & Summer Squash Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1295″ type=”post”]Pasta with Peas & Basil Garlic Scape Pesto[/intlink]
[intlink id=”6921″ type=”post”]Pickled Garlic Scapes[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1861″ type=”post”]Poblano Cream Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1980″ type=”post”]Potato Leek Gratin with Fresh Sage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1824″ type=”post”]Quick & Easy Early Summer Greens Saute[/intlink]
[intlink id=”7289″ type=”post”]Refried Beans[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1973″ type=”post”]Roasted Roots[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1963″ type=”post”]Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/Sesame & Chive Dipping Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”2996″ type=”post”]Roasted Tomato and Corn Salsa[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1966″ type=”post”]Roasted Tomato Pasta/Pizza Sauce[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1948″ type=”post”]Roasted Tomato Soup w/Sweet Peppers[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1304″ type=”post”]Sage Roasted Summer Squash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1324″ type=”post”]Salsa Verde[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1754″ type=”post”]Sauteed Broccoli and Kale[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1126″ type=”post”]Sautéed Snap Peas & Mint[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1685″ type=”post”]Savory Chard Pie[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1806″ type=”post”]Savory Nutmeg Sweet Potatoes[/intlink]
[intlink id=”3448″ type=”post”]Savory Strawberry Rhubarb Compote[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1794″ type=”post”]Skin-on Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1406″ type=”post”]Southwest Radish & Kohlrabi Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1357″ type=”post”]Spanish Potato Tortilla[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1868″ type=”post”]Spicy Corn Relish[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1367″ type=”post”]Spicey Quinoa Filling for Stuffed Peppers & Summer Squash[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1878″ type=”post”]Spinach, Beet & Fennel Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1986″ type=”post”]Spicy Southwest Red Cabbage Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1960″ type=”post”]Squash Soup[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1982″ type=”post”]Squash Soup with Thyme & Sumac[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1804″ type=”post”]Sweet Potato Chili[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1057″ type=”post”]Sweet & Sour Braised Cabbage[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1002″ type=”post”]Swiss Chard w/Dried Currants & Nuts[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1069″ type=”post”]Thai Basil Stir Fry[/intlink]
[intlink id=”944″ type=”post”]Tom’s Cucumber Salsa[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1781″ type=”post”]Tomatillo Poblano Frittatas[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1854″ type=”post”]Tomato & Olive Bruschetta[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1858″ type=”post”]Tomato, Cucumber, Kale & Cannelini Bean Salad[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1941″ type=”post”]Tomato Gratin w/Garlic & Parmesan[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1870″ type=”post”]Tomato Potato Galette[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1828″ type=”post”]Turnip Salad w/Summer Savory Dressing[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1708″ type=”post”]Tuscan Zucchini Pie[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1984″ type=”post”]Winter Vegetable Fried Rice[/intlink]
[intlink id=”1843″ type=”post”]Zucchini & Pepper Frittata[/intlink]

Cooking & Eating Tips

Garlic. What don’t you do with it? Make magic out of scrambled eggs by adding some diced garlic and onions. Drizzle sunflower oil over a clove of garlic with it’s top cut off, loosely seal in some foil, and bake at 350 degrees until you can smell it’s aroma, and you just made roasted garlic to liven up a loaf of French bread or mashed potatoes. Cook it up whole or minced to add depth to any dish. Garlic brings a bland dish to life with little effort on your part. Eat it raw, and you might instantly kill that cold sneaking up on you.