Scapes of the purple garlic have done a wonderful 360' turn now so time to cut them out today - to benefit the garlic. Have given them to the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale for them to pickle. No waste in Braidwood!
Warm day finishing weeding the garlic. The crop is looking good with fat green stems standing tall. We are aiming for a mid November harvest and should have product available from late December. The ground is getting dry and the garlic benefited from being watered today. A little rain would be great this week.
Lots of fun today exploring new black garlic recipes: ranged from black garlic and olive tapenade, through to black garlic brownies! Although seemingly contradictory, the black garlic brownies are something special. The black garlic needs to really be a paste to spread evenly through the brownie mixture but worth the effort in the end. A molasses sweetness to a luscious treat.