And by the way, have you ever eaten a chive blossom? Did you know you can eat chive blossoms? I didn’t even think to think the flowers were edible** back when I first started growing my own chives. For years I’ve been letting those purply packages of flavor sensation go to seed. Or to squirrels.
What a waste of a tasty!
Last month, for some strange reason, I looked at the floral firecrackers and thought, wonder if I can eat them? Then I remembered reading something about putting the buds into butter. Hmm, which blogger said that? And if they did say that, does that mean you can eat them?
So I guess the chives were talkin’ after all. They said, “Eat me!”
*Ancient pop song from pre-Interwebz dayz.
**I’m an extremely cautious eater–not the foraging type.
Copyright 2014, Lori Fontanes