Finally!! Gardening is always such a lesson in patience. You’d think I’d know that by now. I’ve had a few snippets of herbs and a strawberry or two, but this is the first picking from the vegetable garden. The garlic was planted last fall and today I picked scapes, the flower stalk. Not only does cutting them help the plant to direct energy to the root–which is what we are really after, but also is a very nice addition to soups and sauces.