Scapes! I look forward to scapes all spring if our garlic supply has dwindled since the fall. This year, the garlic scapes have come a little early- a welcome surprise. A scape is the flowering stalk of a hardneck garlic plant and is harvested to encourage the plant to put more energy into bulking up its bulb, but they are also a great food.
Scapes are a little milder than the garlic bulbs, and are used just like one would garlic or scallions. We’ve even had them fresh in spring rolls. They were fantastic!
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
- Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.