Monday, June 24, 2013

CSA Share Ninja Rescue 2013: scallions, garlic scapes & strawberries (10 ways)

Welcome to another installment of the 2013 edition of CSA Share Ninja Rescue, a weekly feature in which you tell me on Fridays what veg you got in your CSA share box (or found at the farmers' market) that you don't know what to do with and I'll give you a whole slew of recipe ideas on the following Monday.

(Or Tuesday, just this one week, because I was on vacation.)

We've wound up with an interesting combination this week, based on reader requests: scallions (green onions), garlic scapes (the long, curling tops of garlic) and strawberries -- because you might, just might, get sick of eating them straight out of the basket (I certainly won't but you might).


Garlic Scapes


Now, with what veg can I give you a little help next week? Leave a comment -- The Ninj wants to know.


  1. We make garlic scapes dip (sour cream and chopped garlic scapes with dash of salt and pepper to taste). This is really light and refreshing. It was a big hit at the summer cook-out.

    We make scallion rolls (like cinnamon rolls but replace cinnamons with chopped scallion). Add bacon pieces for a kick in flavor. Brush with some olive oil, dash of kosher salt and chopped scallions, roll up the dough and that's good savory breakfast.

    Scallions can also be stored in the freezer for a few month. Wash, remove excess water, and chop into pieces (my.mother does 1/8 of an inch). Do not need to thew when using.

    1. Wow, Ann, these are GREAT ideas -- thank you for sharing them here. I'm going to try your idea for scallion and bacon rolls with the bajillion chives I've got in the garden right now.

  2. I have two quarts of strawberries left from 15 pounds that hubby and I picked and I am going to roast them for future use. Thanks for reminding me Cuz. Last year I made strawberry jam with some freshly ground pepper and loved the little kick to the jam. It was also a good complement to bring out the taste of the berry. As you do, I like to make small batch jams so the berries I have frozen will be used in the winter to make a small batch with black pepper.

    The mention of scallions and/or chives brings biscuits to mind with addition of cooked bacon bits and maybe some grated cheddar.

    I do have to admit that I am a garlic scape virgin and one of these days will plan to try them. :-)

    1. Sue: I just made strawberry jam with balsamic vinegar and black pepper -- I love the extra little kick! I'm hoping to do some major picking myself this week, if I haven't missed the window.

  3. Ooh, garlic scape hummus! That is such a good idea.