Sunday 6 May 2012

Chive Blossoms

Chives, known for their fresh oniony flavour, are a great application to baked potatoes, salads, fish, poultry, and a wide array of other delicious treats. Did you know that chive blossoms, the purple bulbs sprouting at the top of the chives in the photo, are also edible?

Peculiarly enough, chive blossoms also provide a mild oniony flavour but with the added aromatic kick of raw garlic. They are sensational in salads and vegetarian side dishes.  

The chive blossoms pictured here are from my back patio. It is still mid-Spring here in Toronto so these are actually just the flower buds. They will eventually open into a star like flower but in terms of food preparation they best consumed in this bulbous, budding state. If you have fresh chives in your garden, do not let them go to waste. They're an incredible crowd pleaser.

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