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Garlic scapes - too early?

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tinybites Jun 1, 2012 03:38 PM

I assume it might be a wee bit early in the season, but wondering if anyone has seen these available anywhere?

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    Nyleve Jun 1, 2012 04:15 PM

    A bit early. Give it a couple of weeks.

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      tinybites Jun 2, 2012 02:54 PM

      Found them! Went to SLM hoping to find ramps instead and saw nary a ramp but at least one vendor with scapes. Scape pesto tonight!

    2. dachopstix Jun 2, 2012 03:30 PM

      Saw a few cases at Farm Fresh chinese supermarket in Scarborough, on the north-east corner of Brimley/Sheppard

      1. mariecollins Jun 5, 2012 11:22 AM

        Had them at the MyMarket this morning outside of Sick Kids, should be at East Lynn on Thursday.

        1. justxpete Jun 5, 2012 12:55 PM

          They had them at the Liberty Village Farmer's market on Sunday. Made an omelette out of them and some asparagus. Delicious!

          1. lyndak Jun 5, 2012 01:27 PM

            I don't think it's too early. My garlic plants have started pushing out scapes. Picked my first few last weekend.

            I also saw them at the Farmers Market in North York last Thursday.

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              the_beezelet Jun 5, 2012 06:04 PM

              I planted garlic last fall for the first time and am seeing scapes. How do you 'pick' scapes, and other than pesto what else does one do with them?

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                autopi Jun 5, 2012 07:09 PM

                snip them when they're curly, but before they form bulbils. i like them diced and sautéed with eggs, but really scape pesto is my favorite use.

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                  haggisdragon Jun 5, 2012 11:34 PM

                  Scapes can be treated like a green veg. Simply blanched for a couple of minutes they are very tasty. I made a risotto with scapes and asparagus on the weekend. Got both from SLM north market. Just discard the grassy part past the bulb, or save it for a puree , its too tough.

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                taterbrandy Jun 5, 2012 06:03 PM

                I bought a bag at the East York Farmers' Market this a.m.

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                  autopi Jun 14, 2012 08:10 PM

                  any other sightings at city farmer's markets? prices? i'm hoping to snag a good amount to make pesto soon...

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                    Hondapendragon Jun 15, 2012 03:30 PM

                    I just picked up a bag-full at the Sherway Gardens Farmer's Market. It was $1.50.

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