I Made This: Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto, garlic scapes, jessica dailey

I know what you’re thinking. “Garlic scapes? Jess, you did not get garlic scapes in your first CSA.” I know, I know. If you haven’t noticed, I’m quite slow at posting (this pesto is long gone by now), and we’re already on our third CSA delivery. Just bear with me. I promise CSA veggie recipes will be on the way.

But right now, let’s talk about this pesto. Have you ever had garlic scapes? Have you ever seen them? You may have thought, “what the heck are these crazy curly things?” Well. I will tell you.

Garlic Scape Pesto, garlic scapes, jessica dailey

Local highlight: Garlic Scapes from Phillips Farms in Hunterdon County, NJ

Scapes are the fresh green shoots that grow out of hardneck garlic, and they are cut off because, if left on, they’d just take away from the formation of a nice plump garlic bulb. And that’s the last thing that anyone wants. Me, especially. Garlic scapes are garlicky, vegetal, and slightly herby, so they can be used in so many ways. The best way (at least in my book) to use them is to make a pesto, but my parents love them just sauteed or grilled.

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I Made This: Baked Egg Boats

There is little I love more than sleeping in on the weekend. More so on Saturdays than Sundays. Waking up late on Saturdays feels refreshing and enlivening while waking up late on Sundays feels slightly overwhelming, as the forthcoming week looms before you. But no matter if you’re enjoying a long relaxing brunch on Saturday or looking forward to one last weekend treat before buckling down and preparing for the week ahead, these amazingly delicious baked egg boats are the perfect weekend brunch.

Local highlights:
– Sourdough baguettes from Buon Pane in Hudson County, NJ
– Green onions from Phillips Farms in Hunterdon County, NJ

I found this recipe while browsing Pinterest, and while mine didn’t puff up nearly as beautifully as these, the tasty egg, bacon, and cheese mixture still seeped deep into the bread, making them wildly delicious.

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