Chive Blossoms (seasonal)
Storage Tips: First of all, wash the flowers with cold water to remove any excess dirt or pollen they may have. Afterwards, let the flower dry on a paper towel and then wrap the flowers in a moist paper towel, carefully so they are not crushed. Then place them in a plastic container and put them in the refrigerator.
Usage Ideas: Chive Blossoms are only available during the summer, but they can be used in a great number of recipes. You can mix the flowers with butter or cream cheese and spread it over bread, steamed vegetables or baked potatoes, or add it to flower and make cookies or a cake.
You can also add Chive Blossoms to risotto, pasta, omelet, or grill them and serve them with fish, chicken or beef.
Fun Facts: Fun Facts: Chives are a member of the Allium family and closely related to onions, scallions, leeks, and garlic.
Chives prefer cooler climates, so they grow well during the winter. While they were originally cultivated in Northern Europe and Asia, they are now grown all over the world, and wild Chives have become abundant in the cooler regions of the United States (5)