on sunday afternoon our friends carrie and damien ran (yes, literally) to our house armed with bags of fresh veggies to help restore our energies and spirits. among the bounty were garlic scapes–some of the best green things this season has to offer and an incredibly welcome treat. i blended them together with almonds and parmesan, olive oil and salt, to make a garlicy pesto. tossed into whole wheat fettucini, we couldn’t have asked for a more comforting lunch. to all of you who offered so many kind wishes of love and support, we are extremely grateful. thank you for thinking of us. may you also have big bowls pasta with garlic scape pesto to keep you sustained in times of trouble.
garlic scape pesto, a sort-of recipe
6-10 garlic scapes
a handful (or about 1/3 of a cup) of roasted almonds
a handful (or about 1/3 cup) of grated parmesan cheese
several glugs (or about 1/2 cup) of olive oil
blend all ingredients together in a food processor (or blender or mortar and pestle). begin with about half of the olive oil and then add the rest after you’ve started blending. add a healthy dose of coarse sea salt. spoon mixture onto pasta, whisk into salad dressing, spread on toast–whatever soothes you.