Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My awesome dad

I'm not the only one who's been busy in the kitchen. Look at what my dad whipped up yesterday!

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My dad has an amazing green thumb, and over the past several years he has really enjoyed growing garlic. He learned early on that garlic scapes are delicious, with a myriad of uses, and he began gifting them to his neighbors because there was no way he could keep up with all of them on his own. I didn't know about scapes, but evidently they're all the rage in the culinary world these days. I read about them here, and it sounds like you have to remove the scape in order for your garlic bulb to grow, so its' one of those win-win situations...you harvest the delicious scapes, AND your garlic grows. Nice!

My dad made this awesome spinach and garlic scape frittata, which makes me wish that I lived closer to my parents, and that I still ate dairy. ; ) This isn't something that I made myself, but I still felt it merited posting here, just so I could brag on my dear old dad.

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1 comment:

sarahom said...

Yum! I had garlic scapes for the first time about 3 weeks ago. They were really yummy. I just saw them at the store and wanted to try them out. That dish looks super yummy.