Rediscovering Chives

One of the simpler and most enjoyable tasks is going out to the garden and cutting chives.

It’s one of those morning chores that you do casually while having your coffee.

Use fresh chives when you want to add the flavor of onion without it being overpowering.

They are extremely useful when cooking. You can  use regular onion or garlic chives with a lot of your favorite recipes.

We use them in our omelets.  Whisk up some eggs, a little sea salt and fresh ground pepper for your omelet, mix in a small amount of cream cheese or chevre  (goat cheese)  then toss in some fresh chives and you’ve got the makings for a delicious and healthy breakfast.

Chives are indispensable in Chinese cooking and I use them all the time. Great in salads and they go great with tomatoes. 

This little jewel of a plant also gives beautiful blooms every season as well. Chives are in the same family as garlic and onions.

They’re simple to grow and maintain, and if you keep cutting them they’ll continue to give you an endless supply through the summer.

Isn’t it time for you to re-discover this gem of a plant and incorporate it in your daily cooking? Why…. yes it is.