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What to do with a ton of garlic scapes?

By Jerri What to do? FERMENT THEM of course! Garlic scapes are the curly part of the garlic stalk that shoots up before garlic is ready to be harvested. You remove the scapes so that the energy for growth goes toward the bulb in its final stage, and not the upper part of the plant. They can be used just like garlic, so why not try fermenting them? I planted these last fall, with my Sarge watching for squirrels: What a difference today! So these were sitting on my counter in some water, but I just wasn’t ready to put them in a recipe. I could have refrigerated them for a few weeks, but hey, let’s see what happens when...

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Process of Fermentation

by Kim You've seen a SCOBY. Do you ever wonder how the heck that flimsy disc of jelly is the link between sugary tea and a good glass of Kombucha? Please allow us to explain the process of fermentation. We're going to use some big words, but it's not that complex a process. The work of fermentation is the conversion of sugars into acids, gasses, or alcohol. That's it. Anything else reverts to that. Interestingly, fermentation has been a naturally-occurring process since forever. For one, it happens naturally in mammalian muscles - it's the production of lactic acid during intense exercise, i.e. when animals need energy faster than blood can supply oxygen. Humans have used it in food and drink...

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