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    Friday, July 07, 2006

    The Great Garlic E-scape

    We are very excited about the organic farm share we signed up for this summer. From mid-June to October, I'm receiving a weekly bundle of produce right to my workplace thanks to Three Sisters Farm in western Mass. For the last two weeks, each Thursday morning, I get a call from the front desk telling me about my bag of fun. So far, it's been lots of leafy goodness: lettuce, mesculin mix, bok choy, plus a healthy dose of snow peas, snap peas, and podded peas.

    Last week also brought an interesting twisty tendril called a garlic scape or garlic shoot. They appear in the summer before the garlic bulbs themselves are ready. We used them like we would a head of garlic - chopped 'em up and sauteed them in a bit of olive oil. They have the flavor of the garlic without the intense bite. A very nice mild flavor to them.

    Soon peppers, tomatoes, and other fresh veggies will be in season. Plus Chris tells me the cucumbers are fantastic. Well I just can't wait for that!