all in on alliums

all in on alliums

Chives are the only species of Allium native to both the New and the Old Worlds. Both the leaves and flowers are edible and have been cultivated since the Middle Ages. Its English name, chives, derives from the French word cive, from cepa, the Latin word for onion. Anyone who has grown chives, knows they are a bit like growing mint…a little too enthusiastic in the garden.  How do you use up your chives? Give me current repertoire is pretty limited to eggs and potatoes (mostly omelettes and new potatoes with sour cream and chives). I need more suggestions! Help.

chive blossoms (Allium schoenoprasum)

  • Carol says:

    Asian coleslaw – small cabbage cut into slivers, cup of toasted sliced almonds, and a cup of xCut up chives. Dress with a combo of Kirin vegetable oil (not olive) few drops of sesame oil. I have no amounts as I have no real recipe. Copied it from a delicious picnic lunch we put together from Toby’s General srote in Point Reyes, California


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