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What the Hell are Garlic Scapes? 

 Looking at these, they reminded me of elephant garlic but curly.  My pantry box informed me that Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. You can also treat garlic scapes as you would garnish, chives, or scallions. I … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Squash Blossoms? 

Squash Blossoms were a big deal in my pantry box recently, and one I made a stink about as mine had not arrived in my box. They sent a nice email explaining why, and they were indeed delivered bright and … Continue reading

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Green Clean: Fridge Edition

Even if you’re not the type to keep an itemized list of everything in your fridge, designate a prominent spot in your refrigerator for leftovers. That way you’ll remember to turn that 1⁄2 cup of beans and 1⁄4 cup of … Continue reading

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Blend Some Pesto

Best for: Basil, cilantro, parsley, tarragon and mint. Keep: Refrigerate for up to 3 days; freeze for up to 6 months. Use: Toss with pasta, swirl into soup, drizzle onto veggies, mix with plain yogurt for a dip or dollop … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Pea Shoots

I have seen pea shoots before, but always as garnish. Pea shoots come from the pea plant, usually the snow or sugar snap pea varieties. They are harvested as young 2-to-6-inch shoots, including two to four leaf pairs and the immature tendrils. They … Continue reading

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