This morning we completed a successful harvest in the light drizzle. In addition, we've been working to improve the share room and the garden in anticipation of everyone's arrival. We're looking forward to begin seeing everyone weekly!
mixed LETTUCE GREENS
Both the RHUBARB and GARLIC SCAPES won't be around too long! If you're interested in using them but not quite sure how, check out some details below.
To celebrate the first successful harvest, and since we have ample RHUBARB, we're going to make rhubarb bellini later tonight. If you're trying to go beyond the standard rhubarb pie, take a look at the simple recipe Flip had stored just for the occasion:
3/4 lb rhubarb, trimmed & sliced fine
1/4 cup sugar
1 bottle bubbly
-simmer , rhubarb +water + sugar until thick and rhubarb is tender.
-puree, let cool.
-divide into 6 glasses
-pour cold champagne over it
GARLIC SCAPES will only be available for this week and next week. The scapes are the garlic seeds getting ready to flower, but since we want them to keep growing, we cut them off. They have a mild garlic flavor, and are a great tastebud teaser to the upcoming supply of garlic we'll be providing after the harvest.
If you're looking for something to do with your fresh GARLIC SCAPES, think about adding them into a stir fry. Or, if you'd like to enjoy them later in the year, try pickling.