Kennie loves his garlic… as much as Laddie loves his bones…. and like Laddie and his bones, Kennie has garlic buried in every corner.. Lucky for him, I love garlic too..
My favorite part is the tender Scape that grows from the Garlic plant. To get a bigger bulb beneath the soil, the Scapes must be cut to push the growth back into the bulb, instead of allowing the plant to put effort towards developing a flower.
As soon as it curls twice, cut it a centimeter or two below the curl. Two weeks later when the stalk starts to turn brown your garlic bulbs are ready to harvest.
Garlic Scapes can be used in place of garlic in almost every recipe. I’ve made garlic Scape Pesto, hummus, bread, stock, jam and now pickles.
- A bunch of Garlic Scapes
- 2 Tablespoons pickling salt
- 1 cup of vinegar (I use Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cloves of garlic, split
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- Bring water, vinegar & salt to a boil to make a brine.
- Fill a sterilized jar with Garlic Scapes
- Add garlic clove and dill.
- Cover with brine to 1/4 inch below the rim
- remove air bubbles with a non-metallic utensil
- wipe down the rims
- place covers on (finger tip tight)
- Process jar 10 minutes in boiling water.
- Use them in place of pickles, pickled beans... or at your next Halloween Party, & tell everyone they are little snakes in a jar..