{featured produce of the week : seasonal organic garlic scapes}

15 Jun

i was going through my film, preparing some blogs for the week, and i realized that i had used these garlic scapes in about 4 of my dishes.  i had never tried using them before, but the smell was so intoxicatingly wonderful, i couldn’t resist. and at 3 bucks a pop, i was able to make so many things with them!  i just love eating seasonal foods.  it’s like, something to look forward to. it’s a treat, you know?!

this article explains what exactly garlic scapes are.  essentially, it’s like baby garlic.  can be used in place of scallions, the bulb itself isn’t as strong but the scape is wonderful!!  i just think anything “baby” is better… haha.  ** i also recently discovered these are locally grown here in northern colorado – woo!

stay tuned for some of the dishes i used them in – including a unique take on mashed potatoes! 🙂

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12 Responses to “{featured produce of the week : seasonal organic garlic scapes}”

  1. Jason June 15, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Love it

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  2. anthony0358 June 15, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    ok I have to think about this one, but one of the cool things about your blog is for me to be open to trying new things!

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  3. Urban Farm Foodista June 15, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Reblogged this on Urban Farm Foodista.

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  4. pattyabr June 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    lovely produce and lovely pictures.

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  5. Amelia June 20, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I saw scapes at the green market this week and had to ask the farmer how to use them – I’d never seen them before. I used them in a dahl, and they added a beautiful flavour. That’s a beautiful photo!

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    • cooking with audrey June 20, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      i had never seen them before either. i love to browse the markets and pick up anything unusual and make it — don’t you just LOVE being able to talk with the people that grow the food you are to eat?! such a healthy, wonderful relationship there you know?! 🙂

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      • Amelia June 20, 2012 at 9:48 am #

        Yes, totally. I chatted to the mushroom guy last week for a good 10 minutes, and ended up with a bunch of free weird varieties to try. I loved it!

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      • cooking with audrey June 20, 2012 at 10:09 am #

        ps – do you do your own photos? gorgeous!!! and thanks for the compliment! so cool you got some freebies from the farmer! have you ever had kohlrabi? if you see it, grab some – it has a fun texture and if you like radishes or things of that nature, you’ll appreciate them 🙂 glad to meet you, amelia!

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      • Amelia June 20, 2012 at 10:17 am #

        I do shoot my own photos – very much a beginner on a steep learning curve though! I’ll look out for kohlrabi. Lovely to meet you too!

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      • cooking with audrey June 20, 2012 at 10:22 am #

        well, hard to believe you’re a beginner! outstanding work, i’m serious! 🙂 one last thing — check out my blog on two of my fav. restaurants from NYC you must visit if you have not yet – from what i know of you, you’ll appreciate them both 🙂 i miss that city so so so much!
        https://foodandfoto.com/2012/06/16/two-restaurants-i-miss-most-from-nyc-and-i-shoulda-been-a-food-critic/

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  1. garlic scape-sauteed baby artichokes topped with parano cheese « food & foto - June 22, 2012

    […] i will only be able to get my hands on them for a brief time.  much like the baby leeks {ramps} or baby garlic {scapes}, baby artichokes are only available for a short season in late spring and early summer.  and so […]

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