Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Saturday, June 19, 2010

misidentified ingredient: correction

For the past couple of weeks we have been getting something from our CSA that we have been calling "chives". Neither of us were 100% sure that this is what it was, but given the onion-y flavor and the appearance, this seemed like a reasonable guess. But, now we have the answer: this is garlic scape, which is the stalk of a garlic plant. In addition to a great garlic/chives/green onion kind of flavor, what has also been impressive is that unlike our green onions that start to wilt almost right away, the garlic scape stays firm and has been lasting for weeks. This is quite a bonus for us when we start to get overwhelmed with our CSA box and trying to eat everything in time. Now that we know what it is, I am hoping we can start to use it in more interesting ways (so far it has only made an appearance in our failed green curry)

1 comment:

  1. Ah ha! When we nabbed your CSA box last weekend, we got some of these as well, and I also thought they were chives. Glad to know what they really are... Maybe I'll put them in some mashed potatoes?