The Veg Plot

The great scape

Over the past few days our rust-ravaged garlic has started developing flower buds on the ends of tall, curly stalks. I googled to find out if they should be cut off or not* and the first thing I learnt was they’re called ‘scapes’. The second thing I learnt was they’re edible.

Americans in particular seem to have cottoned on to this bonus foodstuff and recommend either chucking them in a stir fry or pickling them. Pickled scapes it is then.

*Opinion is divided, although most folk chop them off. Just as well if they’re going to be pickled.

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