Chives

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

Septemberchives

Benefits of Chives

  • treats digestive issues
  • improves heart health
  • boosts immunity
  • improves bone health
  • anticancer potential
  • improves vision
  • helps prevent birth defects
  • detoxifies the body

caution: An excessive amount of chives, with a high concentration of powerful organic compounds, can cause stomach discomfort. If you are allergic to onions or other members of the Allium genus, consult a medical professional before adding chives to your regular diet.

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Storage Tips

  • Store fresh chives in the refrigerator in a resealable plastic bag, keeping the air inside, for up to a week.
  • You can also place the stems standing up in a glass or jar filled with a few inches of water and covered with a plastic bag.
  • Do not wash until ready to use the chives as excessive moisture will promote decay.
  • Fresh chives will have more flavor but dried or frozen chives will last much longer.
  • Flash freeze chives on a baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes and then put them in a freezer container.

Culinary Tips

  • it is best to use chives raw
  • if you must cook them, add them at the end, just before serving
  • delicious added to scrambled eggs as well as tuna, chicken and egg salads
  • Chives wake up a cream sauce & are the perfect addition to a flavored butter
  • Combined with freshly-squeezed lemon juice this green herb complements seafood and fish dishes.
  • Add to your favorite vinaigrette to give it some zip
  • chives pair well with potatoes, so try mixing into your summer potato salad, blended in creamy mashed potatoes, or sprinkled on steamed little golden potatoes.
  • as a garnish:
    • perfect for tying up small bundles of vegetables or puff pastry parcels or dumplings. You can also place small lengths into crisscross patterns on deviled eggs or crackers covered with any variety of savory spread. A simple sprinkling of chopped chives also livens up the appearance of a bowl of soup. The edible lavender chive flowers are an unusual but welcome addition to salads.  (taken from the Spruce eats)

Recipe Links 

Scallion Pancakes (vegan)

Chive pesto (vegan)

Cheddar Chive Scones (vegan)