The garden has started to burst forth with life as it does every June. One of the first herbs to flower are the chives which line a portion of the stone wall. When I was pregnant with Iley our midwife gifted us chive plants and a raspberry plant she separated from her garden. Such a gift to still see them growing 7 years later.
Chives belong to the allium family and produce beautiful purple ball clusters of little pointed bell-shaped blossoms. And yes, they taste just like the tender green chive shoots. They are perfect to use as a garnish for savory dishes but only last for a few weeks each spring. The good news is they dry and preserve easily so you can harvest and store them long after their season has ended.
4 Delicious Uses for Chive Flowers
This simple and easy recipe for homemade chive blossom vinegar makes a lovely gift when packaged into pretty bottles. Get the recipe here.
Add chive blossoms and chopped chives to this easy homemade 3-ingredient vegan cream cheese recipe for a tasty spread! Get the recipe here.
Chive blossoms are the perfect flavorful addition to these rustic sourdough discard crackers. Get the recipe here.