Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Scallions, scapes, spinach


This is one of the things I love about keeping an online journal: I just sat down to do a Fresh From My Garden post about the first garlic scapes, and lo, and behold, it was exactly a year ago today I wrote about them. Along with the scapes, I picked some scallions and more spinach. You may recall that eight days ago, I picked spinach and rhubarb. I was so pleased, and satisfied to have all that food in the freezer. And what happened? We had a brief thunderstorm with high winds, and sure enough a line came down and we lost power for 23 hours. I threw it all out. The spinach hadn't even frozen yet, and was in a pool inside the freezer bags. But, there is a happy ending. The weather has been cool, cloudy, and rainy and hence, the spinach came right back, and I think I picked as much today as I did before. Tomorrow, I'll head out to the rhubarb patches and see if there is still some to pick that isn't too tough.

Garlic scapes
Scallions, spinach, scapes (hidden)

6 comments:

  1. Nan, could you tell me what garlic scapes are exactly? I bought some immature garlic at the FM that looked like oversized scallions - is it that? Or the green stalk part of that? thanks!

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  2. If you click on "I wrote" there's an explanation. And you left a comment too! I'm quite sure what they called immature garlic, is scapes. They are stalky, not soft like leaves.

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  3. I'm glad you were able to get more spinach, but too bad about the power outage:(.
    I hope you don't mind, but I tagged you over on my blog. I thought the game looked fun.

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  4. Nan, am so impressed by your vegetables.
    By the way, I have posted a photo of a pheasant and chick on my blog which you might like to see as you like birds.

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  5. Joyce, I took a quick peek, and I'll be back to do it!
    Susie, I'll be over to see that pheasant- thank you for letting me know. I've been busy and haven't gotten to read all the blogs I've wanted to lately.

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  6. Geez. Nice memory I have. It's shot, really. Well, yes they are stalky, and when I cut open the white part - this is how they were sold - it was tiny baby immature garlic. Yummy too. But I didn't cook the stalks. Interesting to see I wrote that squash was starting to come up here a year ago. No such luck these days.

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