My chives are finally blooming, and that means it’s time to make chive blossom vinegar! It’s an annual celebration of spring, a perfect accompaniment to spring salads, which are nourishing and cleansing.
It’s super easy to make. Just put chive blossoms in a jar and fill with vinegar (I like to use white wine vinegar). Over the next week or two it will develop a gorgeous pink color. You can put it in a decorative jar if you’d like, as a gift to yourself or others. You don’t need to strain out the blossoms, it will just keep developing in flavor. Use whenever it seems strong enough.
Of course, you can also make various sorts of herbal vinegars, even those that can be considered medicinal.
Have you made herbal vinegars? What are your favorite combinations?
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I made this last year and it was so good! And so pretty sitting in the bottle, too. Tarragon vinegar was also delicious. Don’t you just love kitchen DIY?
The Local Cook
oh yum, I think I’m going to have to get some tarragon to plant. That sounds good too! And yes, I love kitchen DIY. Especially things that are easy and don’t take long 🙂
It looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing 🙂
What do you use chive vinegar for? I just planed herbs this year and chives were one of them!
The Local Cook
I mostly sprinkle it on salad as a dressing (and sprinkle some olive oil on it too) but you can substitute it in any dressing recipe, really.