day 141 – Chives

Second in alphabetical order of top 12 herbs is the onion-flavored herb that causes no tears.

Wild growing chives are called ramps.  They are so easy to grow; give them some sun, water once or twice a week and snip them back and they grow again.

The big secret is  – don’t cook them.  Use them instead as a garnish, finely minced using a scissor, over potatoes, fish, rice dishes, chicken, any veggie, etc…

Chive blossoms are also edible.  Chopped and tossed into potato salad, chilled gazpacho or grilled veggies, they add a stronger onion flavor than the stems.


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