humble and useful beauties

humble and useful beauties

in my csa share this week i got a jar full of dried chive blossoms. they are edible–with a very mild onion-garlic flavor. i’ll use them to dress up salads, and maybe infuse a vinegar. but first i had to photograph them. i have never taken the time to see how varied the colors were: pale purples, lilacs, and pink, and magenta. delicious for the palette and the eyes.

a few tidbits about chives from wiki: chives (A. schoenoprasum) is the only species of allium native to both the new and the old worlds. its english name, chives, derives from the french word cive, from cepa, the latin word for onion

dried chive blossoms (Allium schoenoprasum)

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