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Sep 18, 2006 04:34 PM

Chive ideas

My chives finally all came in. They're even reseeding themselves, so I'll have more in the future. I never had them in the garden or used them before, so any ideas on how to use them?

I know they go into cream stuff to add flavor, and I guess I can just use them in sautes with green onions. Any other good ideas?


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  1. I love chives so I use them in most anything. Salads, salsa, burgers, anywhere you would use onion, I use chives.
    They grow right outside my living room window, so when it's nice out and I put a fan in the window, I use them as air freshener. :-)

    1. i agree with the poster above.


      salads, pastas, burgers, sauces, garnish anything beautifully.

      1. Some of my favorite things to do with chives are to scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives; potatos with chives (roasted, boiled, mashed, etc.); and I make chive butter, put it in my freezer.

        Also, if you live in the part of the country like I do where it snows, the chives can be found underneath the snow for use during the winter.

        1. I attended a very fancy tea on Saturday, and the caterer had long bunches of chives knoted once and used as garnishes on the platters of food which I had not seen before but liked the look of.

          Last weekend was our Block Party and I made about 50 stuffed eggs, I sprinkled about 1/4 cup of finely minced chives over the tops of the eggs.

          I also make herb butter with them and parsley, put it in the freezer and use it all winter.

          1. Mix them in with cottage cheese and let them blend for a day, in the refrig of course. They used to have it in the markets but I havn't seen it in years.