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I can unequivocally state that Garlic Scapes are my favorite.  They only come once a year and they make my summer.  I definitely had to do some research when these came in my first csa box…three summers ago.  Thankfully, The Joy of Cooking had a nice diagram of the life of garlic and onions and all those other edible plants in the allium family.  So Garlic Scapes are the flowers from garlic and they are delicious.  If you just lightly saute them, they taste like a bomb of roasted garlic in the most marvelous way possible.  Now I have to be honest, I made this recipe sometime in June, and I am just posting it.  So unless you live in some tropical place where garlic grows all the time, you probably missed your chance for scapes this year.  But you can totally make this dish without the addition of scapes and it would still be excellent. (more…)

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Wow!  This soup knocked my socks off the first time I had it.  There are so many flavors and it almost tastes like a comfort food to me.  I will be totally honest; it tastes like comfort food because I have eaten a lot of ramen noodles in my lifetime.  Looking back on that, it’s totally gross to me.  However, this soup is amazing and full of freshness.  It has real flavor instead of a spice packet.

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We got lots of tomatoes from our CSA and the Italian herbs in our window garden were calling my name.  So I decided to make some awesome sauce with a little help from our delicious CSA beef.  The result was a hearty and filling dish. (more…)

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