They are the once-a-year flowering stalks produced by leek plants in June-ish, and one of my favorite indicators that it is summer. (The above photo was “borrowed” from the inter-nets, -I would never use a digitally erased white background)
However, I would absolutely use Leek Scapes in a delicious PESTO!
-Combined with toasted walnuts, almonds, mint, basil, parsley, parmigiana and olive oil and tossed with fresh mozzarella and Cavatappi Pasta
Maccheroni, with Zucchini ricotta ragu
Pappardelle, alla Bolognese