Scape and chard pies

Tags: vegetable, pie, main dish, waiting
Bonnie writes: I decided to try [scapes] out as a replacement for garlic in the chard pie. The end result was an earthier, more delicate flavour to the mix - which is a welcome change to an otherwise mundane-ish meal (although I really, really like chard pie in general - it's just you get used to it, if you know what I mean).
Scape is the sprout of the garlic plant, a thin, green stalk that curls above the ground and is more tender and sweeter than the cloves. It must be picked within the first two weeks that it breaks the surface of the soil. If you wait too long and the stalk straightens out, the scapes become tough and unappetizing.
. 10 steps
3 stems of scapes with bulbs chop flower finely mix
5mm slices   heat press through a sieve until as dry as possible
1 tablespoon oil
4 thick slices bacon dice   fry until crispy
350g chard Wash thoroughly, pat dry chop stems   cook chard stems 2 minutes, add leaves and cook until wilted
cut into 1 inch strips
3 tablespoons pine nuts toast until golden brown
250g ricotta