What I Made: Garlic Scape Hummus

My garlic scapes are gone, and now live in my belly.  This recipe is DELICIOUS, but make sure you make anyone in a 10 mile radius eat the hummus too, or you will be smelt from afar.

 
Garlic Scape Hummus
 
12 garlic scapes, chopped into pieces
1 can garbanzo beans
1 tsp – tbsp tahini
juice of 1/2 lemon
sea salt to taste
 
throw all these ingredients into a food processor or a vitamix and blend.  Then slowly add 1/2 cup of olive oil as the machine is still running.  
 
You’re done.  Now eat.  You have plenty of carrots for dipping.
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CSA Share: June 16

There’s a lot happening on the farm. To find out the whole scoop, read Shayna’s Farmer’s Note. A few highlights: There will be bread at the market, plus dairy. And we have new fruit and egg vendors.

In the meantime, here’s what she expects us to find in this week’s share:

Full shares:
1 head lettuce
1/2 lb. salad mix
2 bunches herbs
1/4 lb. peas
1 bunch turnips or radishes
1/2 lb. garlic scapes
1/2 lb. mizuna or arugula
1 bunch cooking greens

Small shares:
1/2 lb. salad mix
1/4 lb. peas
1 head lettuce
1 bunch cooking greens
1/4 lb. mizuna or arugula
2 bunches herbs

Bread Coming to the Market, Plus Dairy, and a New Fruit Vendor

Wilklow Orchards will be our fruit supplier for the 2012 season. Photo by lulun and kame.

Welcome to the 2012 season!

We are very excited to get the season started and to begin sharing with you the bounty of the spring. With all the rain and heat, things have been growing quite quickly. While it is certainly a challenge to keep up with the weeds, it is very rewarding to see how quickly things are growing! Especially our greens, which are quite abundant at the moment.

The garlic scapes are coming with the first share this season, due to the mild winter… Although they are not commonly used, they are a really nice culinary treat because they are basically a fresher, milder form of garlic.

Everyone will be sharing the bounty of spicy salad greens (mizuna or arugula) as well. At the CSA potluck last week, I had the pleasure of tasting a light, fresh arugula/garlic scape pesto made by Caleb, one of our workshare members. It was definitely a tasty way of using those two ingredients!

Feel free to come take a look around the farm and introduce yourselves to Kenny and me, if you don’t know us already.

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Pickled Green Beans With Garlic Scape

This week’s heat wave has made me dread cooking anything that requires the stove or oven. My boyfriend (who’s been trying to make good on a promise to pickle and preserve more this year) thought it’d be great to try pickling the green beans from last week’s share. Even though I’ve been eating green beans pretty much the same way my whole life — sautéed in tons of oil, garlic and onion — the fact that we didn’t have to actually cook anything was extra appealing. – Adrienne McIlvaine

{Recipe after the jump.}

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Garlic Scape, Radish and Chicken Stir-Fry

Red Hook CSA member Stacy Cowley’s “Operation Veggie Decimation” blog probably struck a chord with many of us who have been vaguely alarmed by the increasing amount of vegetables in our fridges. As I scanned the internet for ways to use my garlic scapes last week, I found a chicken stir-fry recipe that called for scapes and radishes, as well as optional snow peas or sugar snap peas.

Since I still had both types of peas from previous CSA shares, this recipe from Fresh Earth Farms was the winner for a weekend dinner. Though cracking open a beer at 11 am as I peered into the vegetable crisper caused a few raised eyebrows, I assured everyone that the beer was for marinating the chicken. After all, the vegetable bounty hasn’t driven me to morning drinking…yet. –Josie Rubio

{Recipe after the jump.}

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Sorrel and Garlic Scape Pesto

While trying to figure out what to do with the pile of garlic scapes that were quickly piling up in my fridge, I thought it’d be great to use them with the sorrel and make a pesto. Pesto is one of those amazing foods that you can put pretty much anything in — and put it on just about everything. From sandwiches to pizza to pasta, there’s something about the mix of garlic, oil, cheese and herbs that makes everything taste delicious. — Adrienne McIlvaine 

{Recipe after the jump.}

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Garlic Scape Home Fries

I’d never used garlic scapes until this year, but they are a great ingredient. While they have a strong garlic and onion smell when cut, they cook up much milder than their smell might lead you to believe, taking on a more vegetable quality than pungent garlic flavor. They perfect for making Garlic Scape Home Fries. — Adam Gregory

 Garlic Scape Home Fries

Cooking time: approximately 15-20 minutes

Serves: 4

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