Thursday, May 23, 2013

CHIVE BLOSSOM VINEGAR


In case you missed this post last year, chive blossoms make a wonderful vinegar. This is the second year I will be making it, and you will find detailed instructions on Savoring Time in the Kitchen and here. When I made it last year, I wished I had made more. It was my go to vinegar for my lettuce salads all summer.







Close your jar, and allow to steep in a cool, dark place. After the blossoms steep in the vinegar for one to two weeks, strain and refrigerate. I didn't use a jar with a metal lid, but if you do, place some plastic wrap in between the lid and jar as the acidity of the vinegar may corrode the lid.

               
This is the pretty color after one week. 


Here is the gorgeous pink color after two weeks, strained and ready for gift giving or to keep for yourself like I do ;o) 



While you are in your garden picking chive blossoms, enjoy the scenery! These are my blooms from last year when I was picking the chive blossoms. 



I'm joining Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.
Thank you for stopping by!
Debbie

7 comments:

  1. I tried the chive vinegar a couple years ago, was going to do it again this year...my chives have completely disappeared and they have been in the same spot for 5-6 years!
    Your clematis are gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  2. Does the vinegar taste like chives? I always chop mine down to the ground when they flower because the first batch is always bitter - I will have to try this. I make a lot of flavored vinegars, but have never tried this!

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  3. Isn't the chive blossom vinegar the most beautiful shade of pink? I would be happy just having it sit on the counter as a decoration in my kitchen! I'll bet it makes the best salad dressing. xo

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  4. I've made this vinegar before and agree it's great! Love your pretty clematis too. Happy Memorial Day Weekend Debbie:@)

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  5. Thanks for the mention, Debbie! My chives have buds but no blooms yet. I can't wait to make this again too. You also so far ahead of me with clematis blooms too! Gorgeous flowers.

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  6. What a interesting idea. I have never done this before and I will defiantly try it.

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  7. I don't even have buds yet..
    Must do:)
    I still treasure my picture book.~:)

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