5th and 6th baskets

Ok, so I’ve been lazy and here are 2 posts in one:

The great garlic scape

5th basket

  • carrots
  • onion
  • 2 zucchini
  • broccoli
  • pea shoots
  • microgreens
  • 6 yellow potatoes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • garlic scapes
  • salad greens
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 7 cremini mushrooms
  • snow peas
  • sugar snap peas
  • swiss chard

6th basket

  • salad greens
  • red leaf lettuce
  • carrots
  • pea shoots
  • microgreens
  • white mushrooms
  • celery
  • swiss chard
  • tomatoes
  • white potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • broccoli
  • onion
  • giant bag of fresh basil!
  • yellow french beans
  • purple top turnip

There are a couple of things I want to talk about. First, the garlic scapes. What the heck were those? I’d never heard of them before. Turns out they are halfway between a green onion and garlic and with twice the flavour of both. We ended up throwing these chopped up into everything – salad, breakfast potatoes, garlic sauce for shawarma (see below about that!), stirfries, pasta sauce, sauteed greens etc.

Next, for Canada Day, Matt and I hosted a bbq and we didn’t feel like doing the typical boring burgers and dogs, so we decided to be very Canadian (well, very Ottawa anyway) and make homemade shawarma. We had a rotisserie for the bbq that we hadn’t tried out out, so thought we’d give it a shot. We bought a roast, added a garlic/sweet pepper rub to it and marinated overnight and let it bbq for a couple of hours. Turned out pretty awesome 🙂

We also tried to imitate the garlic sauce from shawarma joints; however, most recipes we found used raw egg and since we had a pregnant girl attending, they were a no-go. We compromised with a lemon garlic sauce that was a tad on the runny side but worked quite well.

Oh, and the basket that contained a huge bag of fresh basil? Heavenly!

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