Fermented Chard Stalks

Today as I was harvesting swiss chard from the garden, the idea to pickle the stalks struck me. Thanks to the wisdom of my dear friend, Adrienne, I remembered that you can really ferment just about anything. I cut off the stalks and set aside the leaves to freeze for smoothies, omelettes and casseroles, and… Continue reading Fermented Chard Stalks

How to Make Garlic Scape Pesto

Hardneck garlic varieties are hardy and bestow a special treat – they produce flower stalks called scapes that are lovely in many recipes. We make pesto with scapes that are harvested from our garden – this is the time (early to mid July for our plants) to harvest scapes. Harvesting them rather than leaving them allows the… Continue reading How to Make Garlic Scape Pesto