I love this time of year! The farmer’s markets are in full swing and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are available. A few years ago, my neighbor and I were at the local market and saw something that looked interesting.
Have you heard of garlic scapes? They are the stalks from garlic plants and only available for a short time each season. They have a mild garlic flavor. The way I use them is in a stir fry. I mix them in with other vegetables (whatever else I happened to get at the market) and they taste great.
The scapes keep fairly well in the fridge – several weeks. The farmer also told me that I could freeze them, but I never have any left over to freeze. I’ve heard you can make pesto using the scapes and I also saw this recipe that looks delicious. So if you are fortunate enough to see some garlic scapes at the market, give them a try!