Monday, June 11, 2012


If you have any chive blossoms left in your garden, you may be interested in making Chive Blossom Vinegar. You can find the detailed instructions on Savoring Time in the Kitchen and here

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. I also kept a jar for myself, and bought some beautiful lettuce at the farmers market today so we had it for dinner tonight. It is wonderful!

While you are in your garden picking chive blossoms, enjoy the scenery!

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Very pretty color! I tried to make it but of course this was the year I hardly got any blossoms for some reason. Such pretty flowers in your garden!

  2. Beautiful vinegar, Debbie.

    I loved seeing the photos of your garden.

  3. This looks wonderful, and the best part is that it's so easy! I'll have to give it a try.
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  4. Hi Debbie, I love your chive blossom vinegar. What a gorgeous color and I'll bet it tastes even better!! Thanks for sharing the blogging love.

  5. Debbie, thanks for sharing your instructions for making the chive blossom vinegar. I'm sure it tastes good on a nice fresh salad. Some lucky people would have greens from their garden. Your flowers look like they are thriving. The trio of plants is very pretty and is a nice color combination.------------Shannon

  6. Arrrgggh...I am a day too late because I just trimmed back my chives after their first flowering....maybe next year. This looks so pretty and I love to make herbal vinegars!

  7. I missed my blossoms this year, they bloomed and flopped too quickly lol but I must make this vinegar sometime. xo

  8. I just made a huge jar of chive blossom vinegar. It is always so pretty!

  9. Woe is me! The chives got pulled out by inexperienced gardeners, :). . If they come back I will try it.
    Some of my clematis are not doing well. This is their 3rd year and they are not leaping! I am giving up on them.
    The good news is the ones I had to cut down last year even though it said you shouldn't, came back well. They had turned black from the bottom up!
    Yours look beautiful!
    Have you ever transplanted them? What about peonies? Ask your sis, please?

    1. Kathleen, I have never transplanted my clematis, but my next door neighbor has. She had a purple clematis at her previous home for 10 years, and moved it to her current home and it has been flourishing for over 20 years now. It goes up the entire side of her front porch and blooms for a long time.

      I asked my sister about the peonies, and she doesn't do anything. Her peony bushes are over 15 years old so maybe it just takes time.

  10. Such a GORGEOUS color -- your blooms are stunning :)


  11. Thank you for visiting me...I love your blog. Your idea is amazing..and oh so pretty in the jars. Happy day to you. xoxo

  12. Your peonies were gorgeous too. I had no idea you could save the blossoms for later. Thanks for that great information. I wonder if I will remember next year.

    I have wanted to make this vinegar but I think I missed my blossoms again this year. I did think of it when they were on but May was so crazy. What beautiful color and I bet it tastes fantastic.

  13. I never got around to making the chive vinegar this year :( I loved using it in salad dressings. Your garden is looking beautiful, Debbie! I love that flirty, pink clematis.

  14. Debbie, love the look of this. I don't have chives growing, but think I'll add some to the herb garden.

  15. Interesting, never heard of it before! :-)

  16. Great to see you using my recipe! Savouring Time in the kitchen acknowledged that she got her recipe from mw. I completely believe in sharing - that is one of the main purposes of blogging, but appreciate acknowledgement for recipe development - even though as simple as this.
    YOURS LOOKS so lovely!
    Love your jars!
    A Canadian Foodie


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