Monday, 22 May 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Chive Talking


We've officially marked the end of winter when it comes to our Sunday evening meals. I persuaded himself yesterday, not without difficulty, that it was time to move on from traditional roast dinners to salads. A visit to the allotment in the morning provided me with the chance to pick some chive leaves to garnish new potatoes and the flowers shouted out at me to pick them for a 'In A Vase On Monday'. I also did this in the knowledge that removing the flower stems is beneficial for the vigour of the plant, so there were no pangs of guilt when I cut the flowers off.

Chives along with thyme must have been the first herbs that I ever grew, initially in the garden before I had an allotment. Their flowers have always given both me and the bees great pleasure. As you probably know the petals of the flowers are edible too but they are too hot and strong for my taste buds. I once had a very pretty white flowering chive plant sadly long since gone to that big plant compost heap in the sky. I must seek out a replacement.

Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting.

9 comments:

  1. I struggle in getting my husband to eat salads too. The chive flowers make a pretty centerpiece!

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  2. Love the title, Anna - and what a pretty little vase they make :)

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  3. I've never tasted a chive flower. I really should remember to have a go.

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  4. I might have a double comment here ... I do love a good salad and blossoms can dress it up. Do you make chive vinegar? It has a nice flavor. Soak blossoms in vinegar for 2-3 weeks then strain.

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  5. Nice, love the simplicity of it! And happy end of winter too :)

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  6. I grow chives in my flower border, I was admiring them just yesterday, along with the bees.

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  7. Lovely! I ate some of my chive flowers at the weekend and they weren't quite as peppery as I remember them, so perhaps they vary from year to year.

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  8. One of my favourite herbs, both to eat and to look at.

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  9. Such a pretty, simple bouquet! Enjoyed your title, too:)

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- Anna.