I came across a chive flower picture and it brought back memories of last summer. I tweeted and the lovely Patti replied that her herb box was filled with them but she had no idea what to do with them.
We wondered….were they edible?
If you have yet not come across Food Pickle, by Food52 then say hello to your new best friend! Food Pickle is a “real-time q&a” for foodies that wonder out loud and want an almost instant answer from the community. I asked: Are Chive Flowers Edible? and these were some of the responses:
boulangere says: Yes! They make a lovely garnish for just about anything.
RIPNGUITAR says: I have eaten at least 20 raw chive flower buds this weekend and I feel great. Yes
SKK says: Chives are in the garlic, leek, onion, shallot family and are best used fresh. The chives and the flowers are good in soups or cheese and cream based sauces. They are great on potatoes, egg dishes and vegetables. Chives are a delicate way to get onion flavor into a dish. Enjoy!
sdebrango says: They are so beautiful, I add them to salad when I have them.
prettyPeas says: One of my favorite things to do with the purple flowers from my chives is to cut the soft ends from the flower and mix them into goat cheese for a spread that looks and tastes great.
|Gorgeous Chive Flowers captured by Patti Wunder, of Easton Place Designs|