I have a crush on garlic scapes and a sassy blogger.
What are garlic scapes?
For those who have missed this foodie craze, garlic scapes are actually the stem and flower of the garlic bulb. They sprout in mid-June. Cutting the scape forces the plant to put more energy in growing a big, healthy garlic bulb. Eating the scape is taking a bite out of a savory, herb encrusted heaven.
Who is my blog crush?
I have a blog crush on Jennifer Rensenbrink, author of New Home Economics. Gardener, designer, impromptu chef, and mother of two, Jennifer is known for rustic, delicious home cooking. I tried her recipe for garlic scapes last weekend. It was heavenly. Jennifer is an intuitive cook which always works for me. I like my pesto thick enough to spread. Some like it thin enough to dip.
I made two jars, one for instant gratification and one to freeze for later. I have a feeling that second jar isn’t going to stay frozen for long.
Jennifer’s Garlic Scape Pesto
- 1/2-1 c. basil
- 1/2-1 c. parsley
- 1-2 c. garlic scapes
- 2-3 T. pine nuts
- 1 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
- pepper to taste
- extra-virgin olive oil, at least 1/2 c.
- 1/3-1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated