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December 2010
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Garlic

Last summer, I tried growing basil in a window box, and I got some use out of it.

The basil plants are dead now.

So. My clearning lady planted some sprouting garlic (this is why I have a cleaning lady - not to plant stuff, but to notice the sprouting garlic) in the window box.

It's growing nicely.

What do I do with it?

Comments

The tops can get very long and kind of loopy and are called scapes. They are great cut into manageable pieces and sauteed or stir fried. The taste is sharply garlicky when raw, but mellow when cooked. I became addicted to them this summer when I visited Ithaca, whose farmers' market is legend, but didn't find them when I got home.
Enjoy!