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Chive blossoms?

Post  Windmere on 4/19/2014, 1:28 pm

Has anyone cooked with chive blossoms before.  I have a few purple ones that I harvested this morning.  I have a Chinese ginger chicken dish in my slow cooker and I thought it would be interesting to add the blossoms to it for some color.

Has anyone worked with chive blossoms?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/19/2014, 1:32 pm

Windmere wrote:Has anyone cooked with chive blossoms before.  I have a few purple ones that I harvested this morning.  I have a Chinese ginger chicken dish in my slow cooker and I thought it would be interesting to add the blossoms to it for some color.

Has anyone worked with chive blossoms?

I've only eaten them raw in salads or on sandwiches. I've never cooked them.
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Post  sanderson on 4/19/2014, 2:33 pm

Wow, sprinkle them over the cooked dish when ready to serve? How colorful!
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Post  camprn on 4/19/2014, 2:44 pm

Chive blooms are a lovely edible garnish.
http://www.gardeners.com/Edible-Flowers/8078,default,pg.html

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Post  Kelejan on 4/19/2014, 4:51 pm

camprn wrote:Chive blooms are a lovely edible garnish.
http://www.gardeners.com/Edible-Flowers/8078,default,pg.html
I see Scarlet Runner Bean flowers are edible.  I had a ton of those last year but few beans. I wonder how much nutrition is in them.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/19/2014, 7:50 pm

Chive blossoms - popped a whole one in my mouth a few years ago just to give it a try (yes, I did know they are edible before trying  Razz ).  WHEW!!!  cyclops It was intensely overpowering all by itself!  I am going to try taking out the center stem to separate the petals like the link said.  The flavor was good, just INTENSE!!!  They look great in a bottle of olive oil, so I am going to make myself another flavored bottle when mine bloom.

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Post  Windmere on 4/19/2014, 9:58 pm

Thanks for all of your responses everyone.  Camprn, I really liked that link you posted.  GG, my wife also thought the taste was a bit intense.  I think I might try using them in cooked food... I still have more chives that have not blossomed yet.  Interestingly, my chives over wintered and they are HUGE (the LOVE Mel's Mix).  I'm going to separate them and give some as gifts.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/19/2014, 10:00 pm

My chives overwintered here in Central Oregon, despite temps as low as -22/-27F!  
They're already displaying buds.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/20/2014, 1:59 am

I live in SD, zone 4, -30 winter, my chives and walking onions come back every year. In fact, I can't get rid of either one!  rofl 

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Post  Marc Iverson on 4/20/2014, 2:03 am

Same with mine in Southwestern Oregon. Our chives got through 15 degrees this winter too, and a prolonged freeze, and they look great now.
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Post  Windmere on 4/20/2014, 8:33 am

Goosegirl wrote:I live in SD, zone 4, -30 winter, my chives and walking onions come back every year.  In fact, I can't get rid of either one!   rofl 

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My neighbor watched me carefully growing chives with some interest.  You see, here in Georgia, we have "wild onions."  They look exactly like chives and they are considered weeds here.  They pop up through the grass and, when you mow the lawn, they release what many feel is an awful onion smell.  I did not know any of this, so when I proudly showed him my chives for the first time, he thought I was bonkers.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/20/2014, 8:56 am

Windmere wrote:
Goosegirl wrote:I live in SD, zone 4, -30 winter, my chives and walking onions come back every year.  In fact, I can't get rid of either one!   rofl 

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My neighbor watched me carefully growing chives with some interest.  You see, here in Georgia, we have "wild onions."  They look exactly like chives and they are considered weeds here.  They pop up through the grass and, when you mow the lawn, they release what many feel is an awful onion smell.  I did not know any of this, so when I proudly showed him my chives for the first time, he thought I was bonkers.

 darn funny darn funny darn funny 

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/20/2014, 9:13 am

That's very very funny, Windmere. We have wild onions here, too. I pick them and use them until my own onions start coming up. Anyone I've ever shown them to seem surprised that we even have them.
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Post  llama momma on 4/20/2014, 9:24 am

My llamas eat wild onions and get in our faces to give 'llama kisses'. 
It's a little disturbing and funny I suppose.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/20/2014, 9:32 am

LM - sounds like what our dobie used to do.  Her favorite thing was to eat dinner, jump on the sofa, & lay across Mike's chest.  She'd gaze adoringly into his eyes...  And let out a belch that almost caused the house to shake!
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/20/2014, 12:02 pm

lol!   LM & AM - I didn't know dogs could burp until a friend's Irish Setter laid her head in my lap at the dinner table and let out a loud dog-food smelling belch.  I can't even imagine what an onion-scented llama breath would be like!  

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Not All Wild Onions are Onions

Post  rabbithutch on 4/20/2014, 12:21 pm

I spent the first half century of my life in central NC - Raleigh, to be precise.  What I grew up calling wild onions I learned later in life were actually wild garlic.  It was just widely called wild onions. 

Also in NC there is a plant called the ramp.  It has a bulb like wild onions and garlic but it has a wide leaf instead of a narrow one.  I don't know if continues, but years ago there was a Ramp Festival in one of western counties in the mountains.

Searching the web will give you more information.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/20/2014, 12:32 pm

Never had a ramp, but read about them a few years ago when they became the latest rage in haute cuisine.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/20/2014, 2:48 pm

GG's right.  That IS a scary thought!
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