Friday, June 29, 2012

What's growing in my garden?

Last week I went to check out my very neglected herb garden and noticed something I was pretty sure hadn't been there before.

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It didn't seem like a weed, so I posted this picture to facebook to ask what the heck was growing in my garden. Garlic Scapes was the consensus and I got excited.  I clearly forgot that I had planted garlic in the fall but I was really excited with new development.  I harvested it all (love saying harvest for a small bunch o' scapes) and we made some amazingly potent pesto with it.

Garlic Scape Pesto

1/2 cup garlic scapes, finely chopped

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan

1/2 cup walnuts

About 1/2 cup olive oil

The recipe said to blend certain parts first, but I always forget to read ahead so we just threw it all in together. We ended up adding some basil as well since we had some in the fridge.  And it was POTENT.  Like, killing vampire breath but since we werent trying to impress anyone (that jig is so up at this point) we loved it.  The recipe said that it keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge or you can freeze it. So we ate in with pasta one night and then froze it. YUM

[caption id="attachment_783" align="aligncenter" width="300"] When it comes to food processing anything Garret suddenly takes over and gets way too into it[/caption]


Meagan said...

yum yum yum yum yummm.... make me some!

sybaritica said...

What a lucky find.... Maybe you might like to try it with my appetizer Crostini:

I bet the garlic bite of your pesto would be even nicer than my version :)

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