Garlic Scapes

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!

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Jane and Stephanie, creators of The Simply Nourished Solution™, are nutritionists who help women over 50 go from overweight, frustrated, and inflamed to lighter and healthier so they can be more active, feel good in their bodies, and live the second half of life with energy and confidence. Their 3-pronged approach, which can fit into any lifestyle, encompasses not only wholesome energizing foods but powerful habit and mindset shifts.


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