Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. I've found that planting a border of chives around plants that rabbits like works well to keep the rabbits out...sort of like a chive fence. In the spring, when the chive flowers are at their most beautiful and abundant, freeze whole chive flowers into individual ice cubes for a beautiful addition to a cold summer drink. Now I'm wondering if roses and chives don't send out some mysterious energy, like something that could be received by a sixth or seventh human sense, that actually makes us pair them up. ThriftyBoomer, there are plenty of gardeners on HP. From **Simply Stacie**. Farm Girl City Chef’s ‘Lemon Chive Vinaigrette’ takes the classic asparagus/lemon combo up several notches. Only yesterday I chopped some up and put in the freezer for later, and I also mixed some with my mash potatoes for dinner. Now there’s an idea you can use to make money! Your enthusiasm for the idea was the push I needed. Thanks for reading and leaving the good words. Glad you found this hub interesting and useful. Thanks so much for this helpful information. Wendy Henderson from Cape Coral on May 27, 2010: I use chives a lot. Dianacharles has informed about such dishes. Since chive plants reseed so easily, you need not interfere with their reproductive process unless they are too prolific and start choking each other off, in which case you want to thin them out. :), Saley’s Trove your article has taken poor chives to the zenith of its existence. Required fields are marked *. Mary Craig from New York on May 01, 2012: You provided a lot of information on chives I was unaware of. We have been growing chives for years, but never knew all this! Do we get chives in India? My diet is restricted to no carbs, only greens and other low- or no-carb veggies. Chive leaves add a mild fresh onion taste and also enhance the natural flavors of the food to which they are added. I eat them right in the garden and like to use them in our food. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Thank you, sweetie. Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 21, 2010: I had the garlic chives in my herb garden that threatened to take over Planet Earth! In the vinegar sounds great. Your email address will not be published. Use chive greens to flavor salads, egg dishes, baked potatoes, fish, soups, and more. Thanks for giving me not only some new looks at chives' uses but a stroll down memory lane. Chives planted close to carrots encourage bigger carrots. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 04, 2012: moonlake, one of the delights I have in the garden is eating the fresh chive sprouts when they start to grow in places I don't want them. I've dried, frozen and just grabbed handfulls and eaten them! We love herbs and have many different types growing in our garden. In either case, these have a much stronger, more intense onion flavor than chives. From **Nutmeg Disrupted**. They will grow … The beautiful lavender chive flower is edible. Packaged this way, frozen chives will last in the freezer throughout the cold winter. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 21, 2010: FlyingPanther, chives are our allies, not our foes. Kindly respond. Chive flowers encourage bees to visit your garden. But he was going into dementia and I sensed that it was something he felt he must do, perhaps worrying about my having to care for it all alone when he could no longer do his major part - he was the main veggie gardener. In fact, it occurred to me that I need to pass along a link to your hub to a friend of mine who enjoys gardening as I do. And with their pretty purple flowers, when spring rolls around they can have your garden looking lovely. Ooooo we should throw seeds out the window next time we get on the turnpike! I don't think it's too late, is it? If you're an FBC Member and would like to submit to future weekend link roundups, make sure you're signed up to receive your members only newsletter where we list all the weekly roundups for the current month (don't receive your monthly member newsletter? Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 23, 2010: And thank you! Cool the tea and spray on flower and vegetable plants susceptible to mildew infestations. Deborah Neyens from Iowa on June 04, 2012: What a great hub! Sometimes you have to experiment to find the ideal place to grow a particular plant. I've never eaten the flower, though. Also, some people may find that eating a lot of chives can cause stomach upset. If you love deviled eggs as I do, try this wonderful spicy, dicey, chivey deviled egg recipe from the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. You can also add fresh chive to softened cream cheese or butter for a delightful bread or bagel spread. Freezing chive flowers is a wonderful idea! There's nothing better than being able to snip a few chives from your deck to add to salads, dressings, potatoes, pasta, muffins, scones, eggs... the list is limitless. They're widely available in grocery stores and therefore not expensive. If you harvest the chive plants after their first bloom by cutting all or part of each plant back to within a one-half inch of the soil surface, the plant will grow new foliage, and flowers as well, although in lesser profusion, throughout the summer. Thanks! Now, if I can convince my daughter that she might be traded in a friendly way for bacon and potatoes, she just might visit you. Have fun! https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/19-ways-to-use-chives-in-your-cooking She'd never "bitten" them before, and she loved it! "Pepper" takes on a whole new meaning. Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 29, 2010: Zsuzsy, I'm so glad you mentioned the coffee grounds. on May 21, 2010: Dear sally thank you for sharing this amazing hub with us all.Back in BC Canada we would use Chives alot for our meals as well as garlic *S*. Karen Creftor from Kent, UK on March 09, 2012: I have just read your profile...I mean Sherri not Sally hehe xx, Wonderful hub! Look forward to trying that! —Michelle Glassmeyer Wunsch, Bothell, Washington. From **Bite Me More**. Chives make a great addition to eggs in any forum but a **[Bacon and Gouda Frittata](http://www.simplystacie.net/2013/05/bacon-and-gouda-frittata-recipe/)** has all the perfect flavours for a savoury brunch. Guess I was having a mind f**t questioning why this Hub ought to be written. And they come back year after year with very little fuss. Habby from College Station, Texas on May 22, 2010: Sally's Trove, you are an excellent, engaging writer! Barring a flood or mudslide, the mature chive plant’s dense root mass will anchor your slope in place. Some plants that are actually immature onions (green onions) may be referred to as scallions. I think chives would complement the ornamental grasses on that slope very nicely. BkCreative, I used to have a very large garden as well as a small family Italian restaurant a few blocks from my house. You have enlightened me, and I am eager to use my new "chive" know how in my own garden! Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on May 28, 2011: celeBritys4africA from Las Vegas, NV on May 27, 2011: Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 17, 2011: Edible they are, and quite spicy, too! This is a really informative hub. She said I have to go get some right away. The first growth very quickly after a mowing was always the garlic chives! Thanks we need to know the details of cooking chives real ones from india if we ca . Sherri (author) from Southeastern Pennsylvania on June 06, 2010: Love to hear from a chive lover. You might be surprised at the enthusiastic reception you receive. Mulberry, I'm glad you got some new and useful information here. Once chive plants are thriving in your gardens and ornamental borders, you will have more chive than you can use. Thanks so much for adding your experience here. And, as it turns out, look at all the rich comments!
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