Garlic and Scapes

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Garlic Scapes (Allium sativum)

The scapes are the stem and bud of the hard neck garlic plant preparing to flower. We snap off this stem so that the plant can put its energy into developing a large bulb. Garlic scapes have a sublter, though still rich, garlic flavor, and can be used in place of garlic cloves in any recipe.

Storage Tips:

  • Store scapes in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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Garlic (Allium sativum)

The bulbous member of the lily family, Liliaceae, is a favorite of cultures both in the west and in the east. While garlic suffered from unpopularity in the United States for much of its history, it is now widespread in popularity, and in some circles has developed quite a faithful and enthusiastic following.

Storage Tips:

 

  • If garlic is cured, store unpeeled, in a cool dry place.
  • If garlic is fresh, refrigerate for best storage.