Rising early and getting out in the field early in morning is key in the Adirondacks before the sun gets too hot and the bugs come out. So Saturday morning, early to rise it was! We were in the field nice and early and began to cut the scapes. With a little help from my father, my son and husband we had 8 bushel baskets of scapes cut. German Extra Hardy, Georgia Fire, and Music have had their scapes removed. There were will be more coming on this week and I think by the end of the week we will have them all removed.
Cooking with scapes does add an abundance of flavor to you dishes. I will be making some scape butter and scape pesto this week. I hope to post some recipes very soon.