Thursday, April 3, 2014

Finally Something Green Popping Up in the Herb Garden!

Fine Leaved Chives
Just the Regular Garden Variety Chives!
Yes They Are Along the Edges Too!
There are At Least Three Clumps Here!
And One Clump Trying to Break Through This Lavender!
There is not really too much going on in the herb garden!  The one or several bright spots herbally speaking are the chives!  Even when you have as cold and snowy a winter that we had (and I guess it was #10 worst in the 'Burgh!), the green blades of chives coming back are a welcomed sight.  In 2011 I did a post for The Herb Companion magazine (now Mother Earth Living) called Spring Favorites:  The Good, the Bad and the Curly Chives.  In it I give you a couple of my favorite ways to chives and their blossoms.  A big reminder once they start to bloom only use florets of the chive blossom.  Don't use the entire blossom in your omelet unless you really want to have onion breath all day!   They are very pretty in a mixed salad and there you can stand the flavor of one blossom in an entire salad.  How do you use chives or their blossoms in your cooking?

We are getting ready for the rain to come and then cooler temperatures over the weekend.  Hope you have had a great day.  Talk to you later.

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