Garlic Scapes Garlic plants send up a flower stalk at this time of year called the scape. If left on the plant, it will make a beautiful flower. If removed, as we did this week, it will make a delicious garlic flavored veggie with the texture of a green bean- plus, the plant will be able to put more energy into its’ bulb giving us a larger harvest of beautiful big cloves in a month. Chop garlic scapes up and put them in stir-fry or try blending them with other greens and nuts for garlic scape pesto.
Lettuce You have two heads this week- a butterhead and a leaf lettuce. The butterhead is the one that has rounded leaves and it is more tender. Both have a beautiful green and red color pattern.
Swiss Chard This colorful spinach relative cooks in much the same way that spinach does. The rainbow stems are also edible, requiring just a little more cooking time than the greens.
Radishes Try tossing the greens into stir-fry along with the radishes themselves, garlic scapes, swiss chard or snow peas.
Cucumbers This variety is smallish, with smooth skin and small seeds.
Salad Mix This triple washed mix of baby mustards and lettuce is ready to eat.