Sunday, June 8, 2014

What's In Season - Kale and Garlic Scapes

 The garden is continuing to produce plenty of greens.  This week we picked tons of kale and shared it with three other families.  All of my Asian greens are bolting now.  I'll have to salvage what remains tomorrow and clear the space to plant other things.   Our lettuce is still going strong though and I'll be certain to keep them well watered as temperatures continue to climb.

And here are some of the garlic scapes I picked the other day.  I used some in a lemon sauce that I made to go with some pan seared flounder, which we had for dinner tonight.  I'll have to think of some creative ways to use the rest as they get harvested. 

5 comments:

  1. It won't be long until I harvest my scapes too. It will be a nice taste treat after so much bok choy and lettuce. I'm sure I'll be grilling them if the weather is warm. And that red kale look so pretty. I need more purple in my garden. I usually try it and it just doesn't grow as well as the green ones. I should grow it anyway though because it looks so pretty.

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  2. Great colours! Today I planted more kale, my first seedlings were eaten by snails :( I like the idea of eating these garlic scapes, I've never tried them :)

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  3. Lovely greens and those purple stems on your kale are so pretty. I've never tried garlic scapes, although I didn't get to grow garlic this year because my garden wasn't ready in time... next year.

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  4. That kale is beautiful! What variety is it? I not only love that stem colour, but the scalloped leaves look beautiful too, with the purple veining. Can't wait for the scapes - each day when I go out to the garden I give my garlic the once-over, looking for the first ones to emerge.

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  5. The kale looks wonderful. Thankfully it takes the hot temperatures in stride. The Asian greens on the other hand do not. All of mine bolted this week and we have been doing our best to eat them up.

    My garlic scapes are just emerging now. I will have a round up recipe post mid-week with a bunch of garlic scape recipes shared by fellow food bloggers.

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