Thursday, July 11, 2013

Garlic Scapes...or...How to Cure a Cold

Two adults and two children here are suffering the effects of green mucus.  I know, too much information. Still, you have to understand the situation before you will appreciate the Scapes.  

Hacking, coughing (the adults) and smearing snot (the kiddos) are what's happening here.  Not a pretty picture.  Not nice to be around either.  The neighbours are rallying to fend it off at all costs from their perimeters and so....

Home made chicken-vegetable soup.  Delicious, nutritious, and about all I could stomach yesterday.  Thank you, Tony and Dick.  I lived to see another day.

Garlic Scapes.  I only recognized them because they are the current rage in spring floral arrangements these days and who is not more aware of the floral environment than yours truly????  Thank you Jeanie and Peter.  

But...floral arrangements is one thing.  In the kitchen????

Anything that comes up green and vigorous in spring has to be good for you, right?

We cut one up and chewed the pieces raw yesterday, the two of us suffering adults, that is.  It was a no-go.  I looked them up online.  Supposedly, one can steam them, grill them, or add them to a stir fry.

So, tonight, we had left-over potatoes.  Butter, Montreal Steak Spice, Scapes, and.....

Portobello Mushrooms.

The Scapes were lost in the mix.  We did consume quantities though, and hopefully, we will get better sooner for the effort.

Tomorrow, we plan to steam the rest in lemon and butter, wrapped up in tinfoil on the BBQ.  I'm sure we will acquire the taste required to enjoy them, given enough time.  Spring has given way to summer (according to the calendar) though.  We might not get another chance to get better sooner.

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