Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Free Chives!!!!

Chives (also known as scallions or green onions) are used in many recipes. They top potatoes, they are added in soups and stir-fry dishes, and they are used to make sauces. I like chives because they are part of the onion family and have a mild onion taste, but act as an herb.

Do you know that you can continually grow chives from ones that you buy?

Go buy a bunch of chives (they are on sale for a $1 a bag at Acme this week). When you go to chop the chives up, make sure you leave the bulb with at least half an inch of green still attached, making sure you do not cut off any roots. Put the bulb in a tall glass or vase of water, not completely submerging the bulb in water. Place the glass in a sunny spot, such as a windowsill. Every day you will see the chive growing, and in about a week, they will be tall enough for you to have another bunch to chop up. Repeat.