Chive blossoms! Take a look at those intricate little flowers! Have you ever used them? They are probably my favorite unexpected element in the kitchen! I stumbled upon a bunch of these purple beauties at the Farmers’ Market several years ago, and I’ve been savoring them every spring since then! I actually like the flower better than I like the green part of the chive. What do I do with chive blossoms? They go SO well with eggs, pasta, potatoes, and more! Today I’m sharing my top 5 ways to use them in the kitchen.
I planted my first-ever chive seeds this year, and so far my plants are only about 4″ high. I won’t get blossoms this year, but it’s a perennial, so I should have them next spring! My friend Justin at Chilly Hollow Farm had over-wintered chives and generously gave me these tasty flowers.
I love how eating mostly-seasonally helps form a deeper appreciation for delicacies like these flowers. I wait for them all year long and savor them when I see them appear at the market; cannot wait for them to be thriving in my garden! I’m also going to try drying them this year, to test if the flavor and color can be preserved.
Do you save these pretty purple flowers? Share your favorite way to enjoy them!
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