A Simple Supper, Straight from the Garden

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Garlic scapes, greens, and strawberries make a satisfying meal.
Garlic scapes.
Strawberries straight from the garden are a perfect dessert.
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Garlic scapes, greens, and strawberries make a satisfying meal.

Photo: Ruth Dobsevage

I shop at the grocery store once a week, but during the growing season, I "shop" in my garden every day.

On one of my recent garden walkthroughs, I was pleasantly surprised to find all the fixings for  a simple, tasty supper: garlic scapes, greens, and strawberries.

Scapes are the flower stalks of garlic, and they have a pleasant, mildly garlicky flavor. I sliced the scapes into sections and sautéed them in olive oil, along with a little hot pepper and black pepper, then boiled a large pot of water, cooked and drained the pasta, mixed in the scapes, and served with a little grated cheese.

Salad greens are at their peak now. I picked an assortment of spinach, cress, lettuce, sorrel, tatsoi, radish greens, and arugula.

The berries after a quick wash, went straight into bowls. Unadorned.

To drink, there was iced tea, brewed with several stalks of mint.

What's ripe in your garden now? Post a comment here, post a recipe, or post photos in the gallery.


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