A sweet e-scape

Its CSA season!!!! I’m super excited that this summer we are part of a CSA. For those of you who haven’t heard of a CSA, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and I’m sure there is formal definition, but basically it means some adorbs farmers bring you a box of their crops every week. And our little farmers are adorbs, trust.

This week they gave me garlic scapes! Squeeeeal!!! I’ve been waiting all year for these cuties. I first discovered them at the farmers market last year. If you can find them at your farmer’s market, they are  worth fighting a skinny yuppy for. You can definitely take her.


Garlic scapes are the long curly green stem of the garlic bulb. Kinda like a cross between a green onion and garlic. Our farmer’s latest blog post does a good job of explaining them. I like to make garlic scape pesto out of these, and spread it on just about everything that’s not moving.

Garlic Scape Pesto, adapted from Oh She Glows

3-5 garlic scapes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 t salt
1 bunch spinach
~2 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (I made vegan Parmesan cheese with 1/2 c sesame seeds, and 2 T nutritional yeast)_MG_5186.jpg

Let’s do this:

Combine everything together in your food processor and process for about a minute, stopping to scrape down sides when necessary.


This week I topped our salmon with it (also pictured: CSA mustard greens and arugula!):


And made a pesto tomato open-faced sandwich!


I already can’t wait to see what next week brings!!


3 thoughts on “A sweet e-scape

  1. Tammy says:

    I love the photo of those tomatoes on your pesto. I made this last year but haven’t received any scapes in my CSA yet this year.

  2. […] get: -Lettuce (we had green/red leaf from our CSA) -Beets (also from our CSA but if you are in a rush, just buy the precooked ones at Trader […]

  3. […] Get yo self to the farmer’s market and see if you can get your hands on some. Make some pesto, or this […]

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