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Garlic Scapes: Less of a Stinking Rose

Garlic scapes are the flower stalk of the garlic bulb. Each bright green shoot loops in a circle and ends in a mini clove called a bulbil. A darling of foodies, garlic scapes show up at farmers’ markets in the late spring or early summer. Snipping them promotes growth underground, meaning plump garlic cloves—plus it gives farmers two products to sell. The scapes taste like very mild garlic. Sauté them in olive oil or puree into a white bean dip or pesto.

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