Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chive Blossom Time!

My garden is running amok with chives popping their fluffy purple heads up in sweet rows in my raised garden box! They are so happy looking! I get so excited when I see them returning, like faithful friends who pop round for a visit this time each Spring! They are onion-y, pretty, low maintenance, and pretty fabulous! If you also have chive blossoms in your garden, here is what I like to do with them~

Mash them into chevre & spread on baguette slices for a quick snack or appetizer.

Mix them into scrambled eggs (with Spring greens!) or nettles for a beautiful, tasty breakfast.

Toss them into salads, along with some beautiful blue borage (see earlier post!) for a gorgeous lunch.

Pickle them for later use, if you have enough.

Mostly, enjoy them!

And now, just a little poem to remind everyone that Spring is truly here & going a little crazy is just fine:

A Little Madness in the Spring

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown ~
Who ponders this tremendous scene ~
This whole Experiment of Green ~
As if it were his own!
                                        ~ Emily Dickenson

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