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Chives Growing

Chives are best fresh from your garden. Fresh chives have a freshness that is lost on drying. They have a refreshing taste that is herby and mildly oniony.

Chives are good with other herbs like thyme, oregano and chervil, or used chopped and sprinkled over omelettes or a potato salad or mixed into cottage cheese. Chives are are key component of fines herbes. Or why not mix into a home made vinaigrette?

It's best to add chives at the end of cooking, otherwise their flavour will get lost.


Further reading

  • Hemphill, I., Hemphill, K. (2014) The Spice and Herb Bible, Robert Rose. ISBN 9780778804932.
  • McVicar, J. (1999, republished 2006) Jekka's Complete Herb Book, Silverdale Books. ISBN 9781845093709.
  • Norman, J. (2015) Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference, DK Publishing. ISBN 9781465435989.