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Garlic Scapes Pesto

Category : June, Recipes, Sauces and Dips, Vegetarian

Garlic Scapes PestoMany people were involved in creating this recipe (read about it here), and it turned out to be one of the best locavore recipes yet. Exotic looking and richly flavored garlic scapes provide the green herb for this pesto (instead of basil), and light and delicate hazelnut oil provides a robust support with a flavor strikingly different than the more commonly used olive oil.

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It Takes a Village to Create a Recipe

Category : About Food Sources, Bellingham, Farmers' Markets

Garlic ScapesCreating a new recipe is rarely a solo process. Today’s recipe for an amazing pesto is a case in point. Here’s how it came about. Continue Reading

Kale Casserole

Category : Breakfast, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Kale CasseroleKale is easy to grow in our climate, and can grow year round except in the most extreme cold winters. The taste of the leaves becomes sweeter as the winter progresses, making it a wonderful cold weather vegetable when little else is being harvested locally. There’s even a variety of kale called “Hungry Gap,” a British term for the time between summer growing seasons. Continue Reading

Garlic Extras

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Category : June, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Garlic ScapesMoving toward a locavore lifestyle (eating only food grown locally in Whatcom County) can initially seem to limit your choice of ingredients. For example, bananas and mangoes require a tropical growing climate, and don’t do well in our mild Pacific Northwest weather. However, as I’ve begun to explore local foods, I’ve also found new ingredients and food varieties to add to my meals. Garlic scapes and green garlic are excellent examples currently in season. Continue Reading