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Roasting Garlic Scapes

Roasting garlic scapes in the oven or on a grill can be one of the best early summer foods you’ve ever eaten. Here is one recipe but don’t be afraid to experiment!! Roasted Garlic Scapes Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 large bunch of garlic scapes (about 1 pound or so) 1 tablespoon of Read more…

How to Grow Garlic

If you want to grow garlic where the ground freezes in the winter, I strongly recommend you read the article from the University of Minnesota co-written by our friend Dr. Carl Rosen, a soil scientist and garlic grower. You can find the article HERE. If you live in the deep south I cannot help you Read more…

Ordering Garlic by the Bulb Compared to by the Pound

For those of you used to ordering garlic by the pound, here are a few things to consider. First, our large garlic averages 5 heads per pound a month after harvest.  And our medium garlic averages 8 heads per pound a month after harvest. Our Extra Large garlic averages 4 heads per pound a month Read more…

Garlic Variety Descriptions Including a Very Brief Overview

OVERVIEW (updated August 2016): There are literally hundreds of named garlic varieties! They all divide into two primary groups typically called hardneck and softneck. The farther north you plant, the easier it is to grow hardneck garlic varieties and the farther south you plant the easier it is to grow softneck varieties. What people call Read more…

Armenian and Georgian Crystal taste testing with two other garlic

From our friends Sue and Dean: We had our taste test Saturday night (Sept. 2014) and really had fun. We first tasted a tiny piece raw, then we lightly sautéed in olive oil, put on bread, and toasted lightly. Here are the comments. Raters included Dean, another couple of friends, and their 12-1/2 year-old daughter. Read more…

German Porcelain and Georgian Crystal Taste Test Results

AUGUST 2014 TASTE Test for German Porcelain and Georgian Crystal Tasters: Approximately 9 of Joanne’s college sorority sisters several of whom are serious cooks Note: Each bullet point is a different person’s comment GERMAN PORCELAIN Raw: • Slightly sweet but with a little burn • Mild with a sharp finish • Milder than Georgian Crystal Read more…

Armenian and Music Family Taste Test Results

Taste testing with Karen, Tony T, Chris, Joanne, mom and dad — Around mid-August 2010 NOTE:  Each comment is from a single person Armenian Raw Strong kick, full flavor, sweeter side Definite Sweetness, unusual, good but not very spicy Tastes like white onion… Sharp, not spicy – a little nutty Strong taste Armenian Roasted Still Read more…

Cheesy Chorizo Grits — you won’t find better comfort food

Cheesy Chorizo Grits- serves 4: Ingredients: 1 cup grits- you can use regular or quick grits– I prefer regular- follow cooking directions 4 oz of chorizo sausage (out of its casing) 2/3 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced onion 2 Tbs of the scape/cilantro mix (see other Plum Creek Garlic post) 1 cup SHARP Read more…

Lemon/Lime Scape and Cilantro Dressing

Lemon/Lime Scape and Cilantro Dressing: Juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime (about 6 Tbs) 1 Tbs of the scape mixture (you can add more if you want a more intense flavor) 1 ½ tsp sugar 1 ½ tsp sea salt 4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil Pinch of ground coriander Combine and shake- Cyd Read more…

Easy Scape and Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Scape and Cilantro Pesto: 12 scapes chopped and 4 Tbs cilantro leaves plus a drizzle of olive oil Combine ingredients into the food processor until the mixture is fairly smooth- add oil as needed Cyd made this for our Scape party in June 2015

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