Scape and Radish Leaf Pesto

Falmouth Farmers Market- Scape & Radish Leaf Pesto

Scapes were a novelty nine years ago when our market started. Basically growers cut the scape from a garlic plant to stop it reproducing—making tiny bulbils—and thus direct its energy to the bulb fattening in the ground. Scapes were once tossed on the compost pile. Now we know they’re too good to waste, delicious cooked on the grill, or roasted, or made into salad dressings […]

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Garlic Scapes

This week we focus unabashedly on scapes, the curlicued shooting-stalks of hardneck garlic plants.  Their season is fleeting—fire up your food processors and grills! We like simply anointing garlic scapes with olive oil and sea-salt and singeing them on a hot grill or grill pan –just until they’re crisp, tender if you want to keep some of their garlicky flavor, […]

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White Gazpacho

Here’s another no-cook recipe, for a white gazpacho. We tend to associate gazpacho with tomatoes, but white gazpacho-like soups are beloved in parts of Spain. The usual garnish is grapes, and when local grapes arrive at the market late summer, that’s a wonderful classic to try. Here’s another idea: make a light meal of white gazpacho accompanied by little dishes […]

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