Simple Organic Garlic Scapes Pesto

Saving money buying food is top priority for Canadians which means finding ways to use all edible parts of what we grow instead of composting them is important.   Patience is important when growing organic garlic but the secret is you don’t have to wait as long as you thought. For years farmers and gardeners would compost Garlic Scapes until someone said, hey these are delicious. I guess all it takes is for one person to try something and if it works it may just change the way we appreciate nature.   WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU DO WITH GARLIC SCAPES? EAT THEM OF COURSE.     If you’re growing garlic for the first time and come across these green, long, curly looking stalks with a small flower don’t let them waste, throw them away or leave them on your garlic plant. These garlic curls are the next best thing to fresh organic garlic bulbs. The reason you want to remove the garlic scapes from your garlic plant is because it will suck the life out of your precious garlic bulbs below the ground. You want all the nutrients in the last month of the growing season to be […]

Homemade Garlic Basil Mayonnaise

HOMEMADE MAYO TOPS ALL   I’m a huge fan of mayonnaise and if you’ve ever wondered how to make mayonnaise at home today I’m going to show you just how easy it is. This recipe I came up with last year is a Garlic Basil Mayonnaise. It’s tangy and rich plus you can taste the herbs which is what you want. I like to add it to my favourite salads, sandwiches or use as a dip. Nicola’s Potato Croquettes stuffed with Bacon and Cheese for example would pair well with this Basil Garlic Mayonnaise. You just have to use your imagination because no one likes to eat the same foods all the time. Spices and sauces really make a big difference to the foods we eat. Every year I plant a load of basil in our back garden. I use bucket containers and start them with about 4-6 packets of seeds. I water the pots just about every day and never let them get dry otherwise the basil leaves aren’t as large and full. The 4 to 6 packets amounts to lots and lots of basil and although the first year I wasn’t sure what I was going to do […]

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