Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chive Blossom Vinegar

I love chives.
Big time. 
I have several plants in my yard that continue producing year after year. One of the best perennial herbs you could hope for. So easy to grow and adds so much flavour to meals.
This is perhaps the easiest and most rewarding way to preserve chives.
You are not really preserving the chive or the chive blossom but the essence of the plant. 
The very best part.
The recipe is simple: 

Pour white wine vinegar over freshly picked chive blossoms. Let sit for a few days, swirl a bit. Wait until it's highly scented and takes on a pinkish hue. Strain out blossoms and bottle. 
Now imagine it cut with olive oil and a pinch of salt over lightly dressed greens.