Monday, June 8, 2009

Ingredient: Chive Blossoms

n. edible flower of the chive plant; a member of the allium family

One of my favorite things about Spring: Chive Blossoms!
They're pretty, they're springy and they are delicious! It's a super easy way to add a little pep and color to almost any dish. Their flavor is a little bit pepper, a little bit garlic and a whole lot of rockin'. I clip my blossoms (and shamelessly clip friends blossoms, too!) and place them in a mason jar or plastic bag with a slightly damp towel without washing them and store them in the refrigerator until ready to use. They will keep like this for at least 2 weeks. When you are ready to use, simply rinse, pat dry and pull the petals off to scatter in your dish. Or use the whole blossom to jazz up a salad. Chive blossoms make for an impressive garnish, too.

Check back on Friday for a chive blossom recipe...

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