(I was out of town and rather drunk for Week 5.
Many thanks to my friend, Joan for picking-up my box last week)
- Garlic Scapes!
- Yellow Squash
- Thyme (not pictured)
What the hell is a garlic scape, you ask? First, you need to know there are two types of garlic out there: hardneck and softneck.
Softneck garlic is commonly found in the markets: small with many compact cloves. It grows fast and stores well.
Hardneck varieties are hardy and usually grown in the North where the climate is more severe. It produces just a few large cloves per head and also grow these beautiful scapes, which are essentially the “flower stalks” of hardneck garlic.
The scapes are used like chives – chop, sprinkle, eat. I’m thinking about adding them to garlic bread and a salads, where the cucumber will also be used.
The blueberries are currently simmering on the stove to become jam. I picked a hefty amount from my own garden (Suck it, birds! I win this year!) and picked up a few pints from the local market.
Oh, blueberry season. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
The kale, squash and broccoli will be stir-fried, the thyme is currently in the slow-cooker with the rest of my pumpkin soup.
I also feel a custard-based adventure coming on, so those egg yolks will be put to good use.
Want to see more fresh food from CSAs and Farmers’ Markets?
Check out “What in the Box?” from In Her Chucks.