Respect for seasonality ultimately means that with each phase of each season, we can await with excitement the arrival of each new crop. At this time of year, after the influx of Spring crops and before Summer abundance truly arrives, one item we are thrilled to use are Garlic Scapes.
Garlic Scapes are the flowering head sent up at this time of year by each bulb of Garlic. Cutting off the scapes encourages growth of larger bulbs, and you then get to eat the delicious scapes! Garlic scapes display the flavor of garlic in a more intense form with a pleasant bitterness. They can be cooked as you would a green bean or treated similarly to a scallion. One very popular use is to make a garlic scape pesto.