Pickled Leek Scapes

Our Produce Dept just received some gorgeous Leek Scapes from Gathering Together Farms! Scapes are the springtime flower stalks of the plants, they’re only available for a short time but you can pickle them to enjoy for a little bit longer. We found this tasty recipe at nashsorganicproduce.com

Shaved Asparagus Pasta Salad

Also good served warm! If preserved lemon is not accessible, simply use the juice of a whole lemon and add 1 tsp or so of lemon zest.

Steam “Boiled” Eggs

For the 7th and final day of Alberta Co-op Basics Week, I’m leaving you with one of the best kitchen tricks I’ve learned: how to “boil” eggs with steam. The result is easy-peel creamy yolk eggs every time, no matter how fresh they are!