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.  Unknown(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

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Also today:

Maccheroni, with Zucchini ricotta ragu

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese