|This pink color is after just one day of infusing.|
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Pretty, Pink Chive Vinegar
I've played around with chive vinegar infusions for a couple years now. This year the word must have gotten out that I actually use those pretty purple blossoms for something because I ended up with a boatload--even though our chives at home were just pitiful. At one point my community gardeners gave me a full grocery bag of chive blooms. That, my friends, makes for a whole lot of chive infused vinegar. Fortunately, its cheap and easy to make and is a wonderful culinary addition to sauces, dressings, and marinades. I made gallons of the stuff this year. Literally. Gallons. I guess we know what everyone will be getting a little sampler of for Christmas this year! I won't be giving all od it away though because I especially like having it in the spring when our homegrown onions are all used up. It adds a nice, tangy oniony flavor to our cooking.
first started experimenting I counted and measured the chive blossoms and the vinegar. These days I just pack some flowers in a jar and pour some vinegar over the top until the blossoms are submerged. When more blossoms are ready in the garden I add them and some more vinegar and call it a day. I am sure there is greater variability from jar to jar that way, but that is no bother to me. It tastes good and that is all I am going for. If you have chive plants in your garden I highly recommend you try this next time they bloom.