Until 1979, Rick and Kristie Knoll had been "alternative suburbanites" in Santa Ana, where
Curly, tender and sweet, garlic scapes are the flower stalks of garlic that are trimmed away to make for a bigger bulb. Jade green in color, scapes have the crisp snap of an asparagus spear, and may be prepared a variety of ways. Snip tender ends over creamy scrambled eggs or blend into a vibrant pesto. Stir fried or fresh, their flavor will be a mellower, more vegetal version of garlic.