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My chives have flowered! What should I do with them?

asked by RebeccaCooks over 3 years ago
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aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 3 years ago

If you let them go to seed you will soon have chives everywhere - ask me how I know :-)

The flowers are edible - use them for pretty in a salad, or throw them in a saute, or - tempura fry them?

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added over 3 years ago

If they are still fresh and pretty put them on a salad! If they are bedraggled, just snip them off and use the stem. If they have started to form seeds, let them completed the process and replant so that you get more chives!

Dsc_0034
added over 3 years ago

add to egg salad!

Junechamp
ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

Eat them! They're delicious. And they are among the prettiest garnishes you could imagine.

Do leave some to propagate and make more chives. And did you know that garlic chives have white flowers? Together, the chive family really enhances a herb garden.

Me
added over 3 years ago

I have just been admiring mine, but from here I now know you can eat them! Awesome!

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added over 3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Anita_date
Anitalectric

Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

added over 3 years ago

The chef at my restaurant uses them as a garnish for soup. They are so pretty!