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 Post subject: Early Bird Omelet
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:56 am 
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Hi All; In a Large frypan try this garden fresh omelet.


1 tablespoon olive oil heated to medium heat
1 cup Garlic Scapes sliced into 1/8 inch pieces
add scapes to pan, over medium heat, stirring occassionally until tender.
Add 4 eggs that have wisked with salt and pepper, stir gently into scapes.
On top of eggs add 1 cup of fresh, washed and trimmed, baby swiss chard.
When eggs are set, flip over with spatula.
The finishing touch is a couple slices of your favorite cheese and let that melt.
Makes 2 servings
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 Post subject: Re: Early Bird Omelet
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:32 am 
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lkittle wrote:
Hi All; In a Large frypan try this garden fresh omelet.


1 tablespoon olive oil heated to medium heat
1 cup Garlic Scapes sliced into 1/8 inch pieces
add scapes to pan, over medium heat, stirring occassionally until tender.
Add 4 eggs that have wisked with salt and pepper, stir gently into scapes.
On top of eggs add 1 cup of fresh, washed and trimmed, baby swiss chard.
When eggs are set, flip over with spatula.
The finishing touch is a couple slices of your favorite cheese and let that melt.
Makes 2 servings
Dawn


I'm growing swiss chard...what a timely recipe. However, what is Garlic scapes???

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 Post subject: Re: Early Bird Omelet
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The flower buds and stalks, which are supposed to be removed to maximize garlic head size. This time of year is when they're harvested.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Bird Omelet
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:57 pm 
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The flower buds and stalks, which are supposed to be removed to maximize garlic head size. This time of year is when they're harvested.


I don't think we ever had flowers on our, we usually pull the garlic up b4 it gets the flowers, I believe, if my memory serves.We usually plant our garlic in Oct/Nov and leave it go all winter and then harvest it in around April/May.

Oh well I just use garlic bulbs :) Thanks for the explanation as I never heard the term b4 (scapes) I've learned something.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Bird Omelet
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Hi Ginny; To be exactly precise a garlic scape is the flowering seed pod on a long solid stem it is used in soup and other garlic recipes and they are slightly milder than the clove its self. The scapes generally are brought on by summer heat and dryness. They are now in bloom up in zone 6. even with all the cool weather when the temp went into the 70s a few days the scapes developed quickly.

When you break open a seed pod inside will be hundreds of tiny garlic clove looking seeds and when planted take 2 to 3 years to become a full size garlic bulb with several cloves. Most garlic growers plant a large clove to get a single year production bulb with several cloves per bulb.

You might want to leave the garlic until the leaves are turning brown before you harvest and dry down cutting the tops off about an inch above the bulb.

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 Post subject: Re: Early Bird Omelet
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lkittle wrote:
Hi Ginny; To be exactly precise a garlic scape is the flowering seed pod on a long solid stem it is used in soup and other garlic recipes and they are slightly milder than the clove its self. The scapes generally are brought on by summer heat and dryness. They are now in bloom up in zone 6. even with all the cool weather when the temp went into the 70s a few days the scapes developed quickly.

When you break open a seed pod inside will be hundreds of tiny garlic clove looking seeds and when planted take 2 to 3 years to become a full size garlic bulb with several cloves. Most garlic growers plant a large clove to get a single year production bulb with several cloves per bulb.

You might want to leave the garlic until the leaves are turning brown before you harvest and dry down cutting the tops off about an inch above the bulb.


Thanks for the detailed explanation. I never knew so next fall when I plant them I'll let them go at least some so I can also have garlic scape.

That is what we do is plant a large clove, it would be murder waiting 2 or 3 years for a garlic bulb (IMO) since we use a lot of garlic.

I roast garlic too. And it is delios on breads...sometimes I just eat it, right after I take the bulb out of oven (YUM)

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