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Chuffed for chives!

In my garden, I've got chives growing from the previous owner. I remember my mom cutting up chives and putting them in scrambled egges sometimes. What else do you use your chives in? I'm considering getting a few more herb plants to enhance my cooking.

by Anonymousreply 3705/24/2020

Chives can keep away the pests that ruin other herbs. Also good for biscuits and the like

by Anonymousreply 105/18/2020

If you have lots of chives, here is a recipe for chive-dressing that is superb:

1/2 c mayo

1/2 c sour cream

1 c chopped chives

1 green onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 Tbl tarragon vinegar

1/2 tsp dried tarragon

1 tsp sugar (or sugar substitute, which makes this low carb)

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Place all ingredients in food processor and process until creamy. Correct seasonings.

I find that chives can vary a lot in their hotness, so I start with 1/2 cup of chives and add more if the result is not too spicy.

by Anonymousreply 205/18/2020

What the fuck is "chuffed?"

Doesn't anyone on this site come from America any more?

by Anonymousreply 305/18/2020

When I was a kid, there was a pre-packaged sour cream and chives dip we would eat with potato chips that was simple but delicious. It would be easy to make from scratch since it was just...sour cream with chives.

by Anonymousreply 405/18/2020

[quote]Doesn't anyone on this site come from America any more?

Not if they can help it.

by Anonymousreply 505/18/2020

On baked potatoes with sour cream

by Anonymousreply 605/18/2020

Brilliant with generous amount of fresh parsley, in drawn butter, or mixed and stored as compound butter. Serve over potatoes, cabbage, steaks, fish, any vegetables really.

Chives minced and tossed into vinaigrette are lovely.

They're a natural pairing with any cheese sandwich, or soup.

by Anonymousreply 705/18/2020

They make a great garnish for fried rice or spicy noodles, that kind of thing.

by Anonymousreply 805/18/2020

Only R5 can turn a friendly thread about the joys of a bountiful herb harvest into a platform to display his own oikophobia. Let me guess, millennial?

by Anonymousreply 905/18/2020

R3 -it’s on the internet you muppet. Not figured out how that works yet ? Best go and wave a flag and shout ‘Freedom’ in Walmart ....

by Anonymousreply 1005/18/2020

I'm chuffed you used the word OP... great illiteration by the way.

by Anonymousreply 1105/18/2020

^alliteration... Oopsie daisy

by Anonymousreply 1205/18/2020

Chives and dill are my two favorite herbs. I put chopped chives in my scrambled eggs, omelets, potato dishes, deviled eggs, etc - chives and eggs in particular are a fantastic combo.

I grow onion and garlic chives. Onion chives are what most people think of when they think of chives. But garlic chives are a larger heartier plant and the leaves are just as delicious as onion chives.

by Anonymousreply 1305/18/2020

At one restaurant where I used to work, we would make a chive cream cheese spread for sandwiches. Delicious.

At a deli where I worked years ago we made our own cheese balls.

-In a mixer/food processor add a block of cream cheese, garlic powder, dash of worcestershire sauce and chopped chives until well combined and soft consistency.

-roll cheese into balls(I reccomend wearing gloves as your hands will get gross) and refrigerate until somewhat firm

-coat cheese balls in slivered almonds

So much better than store bought

by Anonymousreply 1405/18/2020

R14 I grew up making similar cheese balls, and we added a bit of chutney too... Usually Major Grey's or Branston.

by Anonymousreply 1505/18/2020

R3's head exploded when she read R15.

by Anonymousreply 1605/18/2020

R16 Ha! I don't understand the intense dislike of Britishisms here... In my own life, the Americans I know find them amusing.

by Anonymousreply 1705/18/2020

A great dish featuring chives is Egyptian Lemon Potatoes: steamed or boiled small, waxy potatoes, butter, lemon juice and plenty of snipped chives.

Chives is a great herb garden plant: A very hardy perennial that puts forth plenty of tubular leaves and then a tall flower stalk surmounted by a spherical white or purple blossom(which is edible) Either use them fresh(cut them at the base of the plant) or snip and freeze them. Dried chives are tasteless.

If you want extra plants to increase your supply, simply divide them in Spring,(break apart the clump which is composed of many small bulbs) and replant. They are a great bee plant as well.

There are garlic chives too, the leaves are different though, flat, not tubular, like grass.

You can get carried away growing herbs, so many to choose from and for varied uses: culinary, medicinal, perfumes, tea, dye plants, poisonous(!) et al.

by Anonymousreply 1805/18/2020

I had three things winter over in my garden - chives, lavender and sage.

by Anonymousreply 1905/18/2020

[quote] What else do you use your chives in?


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by Anonymousreply 2005/18/2020

Simple and perfect:

-good fresh dark bread (rye, pumpernickel -- anything, but really good quality, from a baker, if possible)

+ good quality butter (unsalted)

+ loads of fresh minced chives on top

= Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 2105/18/2020

R17 It's probably the pro-Meghan/anti-British troll.

by Anonymousreply 2205/18/2020

Kevin Lee Jacobs suggests ...

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by Anonymousreply 2305/18/2020

r20 I believe that was owned by the Bee Gees.

"Ch-Ch-Ch-Chive talkin'..."

by Anonymousreply 2405/18/2020

Put them in savory scones

by Anonymousreply 2505/18/2020

R25 Yes! Very good advice, especially with cheese.

by Anonymousreply 2605/18/2020

I love chives in everything especially on top of soup or eggs. I don't like onions very much so I use chives in anything that calls for onions (that wouldn't be cooked down to translucent mushiness).

basil is really easy to grow too

by Anonymousreply 2705/18/2020

If you enjoy bunnies in your garden, do plant cives; I find them constantly munching on my chives.... I don't mind a bit, though. I put other food out for them, yet it doesn't seem to deter them.

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by Anonymousreply 2905/18/2020

R29 My browser always crashes on NYT... I was able to read a bit on this ancient iPad mini, but it sounds sad... Like rabbit Ebola! Cheers... Clue me in on what I've missed if it isn't so bad.

by Anonymousreply 3005/18/2020

rabbits will die, by the hundreds. your chives will be safe at last

by Anonymousreply 3105/19/2020

When it exploded, you have to have a story to tell.

by Anonymousreply 3205/23/2020

Chive garlic, Chives, lemon, oil, cheese, nuts. Delicious stuff.

by Anonymousreply 3305/23/2020

r33 Comparable to chimichurri? Sounds great just spread on toast. Or maybe a baked potato?

by Anonymousreply 3405/23/2020

R34 I don't eat baked potatoes. I use it on pasta or toast. Different than chimichurri.

by Anonymousreply 3505/23/2020

because of this thread, I dug out one of my cupboards because I remembered I had herb seeds. I planted (in pots for inside under grow lights) chives, three kinds of basil, rosemary, sage and thyme

by Anonymousreply 3605/24/2020

R36 Great idea!

by Anonymousreply 3705/24/2020
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