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Chives are the bright green, reed-like stems of a perennial, bulbous plant of the lily family.

Favorite Chive Recipes

Chives have a delicate, peppery onion flavor that works wonderfully in cold soups, stir-fries, cheese and cream sauces, dressings, dips, potatoes, and as a garnish. Chives are popular in European and Chinese cuisines and in the seasoning blend fines herbes.

Top-rated recipes with chives:

Where Chives Are Grown

Native to China and Taiwan, chives are grown all temperature regions of the world. California grows a lot of chives. Chinese chives characteristically have wider and fatter stems than other varieties. Chives are also sold freeze-dried and chopped and frozen.

Some main-dish recipes with chives:

Jun. 29, 2009 8:05 am
I grow garlic chives and it is a eaasy plant to grow. It is wonderful to use and the purple flowers are a real treat to eat; a burst of peppery flavor. Enjoy.
Jul. 6, 2011 7:24 am
How do you eat the flowers??
Jul. 8, 2011 12:58 pm
You put flower in mouth, then chew. Mmm...only eat the fresh ones, not after they develop seeds.
Nov. 6, 2012 8:29 am
Any ideas how to preserve the fresh chives from my garden? Obviously I cannot freeze dry them (or can I?), what about drying them upside down?
May 8, 2013 10:36 am
Just freeze them. Chop them, place on a cookie sheet, pop in the freezer for a few minutes, then put them in a container. Pretty easy.
May 18, 2014 2:37 pm
I have eaten a flower before. It was VERY strong!!
Jun. 28, 2015 9:09 am
Haven't tried it yet, but freezing the flowers in ice cubes seems to be a popular idea!
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