Friday, August 5, 2011

Preserving Scapes

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This is going to be short and sweet. Wha? Janis is going to be short and sweet?

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I might have a scape problem. I never really saw scapes around when I lived in California or maybe I just didn't notice or care. Since I have gotten to New England I have this addiction to them and go nuts in the summer when I see them. Dr. Food says "You buying MORE scapes? You haven't even used the ones you have" I say "Dr. Food, mind your own beeswax" I love having them for the winter when everything is dreary and I don't have enough vitamin D in my body and I mope around feeling glum. I pull my scapes out and they make me feel like a itty bitty part of summer is there. So, I bought about 4lbs of scapes to freeze. Weeks went on and Dr. Food would say "Uh, you need to do something with those scapes". I didn't feel like chopping them up and putting them in the food processor wasn't appealing because I didn't want a paste I wanted hunks.

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So I read that you could salt them and be done with it. We will see if it works. If not this is going to be a long grumpy winter.

5 comments:

  1. I have never even heard of scapes...as always, I learn something new here Janis :) Like the last pic lol...

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  2. What's a scape?  Is it like a green bean or an asparagus?

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  3. A scape is the shoot that comes off the bulb of garlic. It taste like a mix of chive and garlic.

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  4. Scapes are new to me.  Just learned about them this year. What a great way to make them last longer!

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  5. It is true scales just are that easy to find here in CA. Yours will have to fulfill me... GREG

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