A scape is an internode & can form the whole of a peduncle — right now!

garlic scapes“A scape is a long internode forming the basal part or the whole of a peduncle.”

Garlic scapes are a glory of this time of year.

They are the free spirited younger sisters of garlic. Use them instead of garlic in the great green sauces of the world: pestopistoupersillade and more. Gremolata, chimichurri, salsa verde and salmoriglio.

Scapes just now are leaping from Cornerstone Garlic Farm‘s stand at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Leaping.

And, emerging from the food processor with all those herbs and olive oil, they are spectacular.

Right now.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

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