Organic Chives Standard Jar - 8g Dried Herb - Steenbergs details and description
Steenbergs Organic Chives is a great alternative to fresh chives from the garden. Related to the onions, this ever popular herb, organic chives, gives a hint of garden herb freshness to omelettes, chicken soup, baked potatoes, and vegetables. Steenbergs organic chives come in flakes.
Chives is a humble herb in the Allium or onion family, called Allium schoenoprasum. Chives resembles a clump of grass of long, thin tubular leaves that taper to a sharp point. Chive plants grow to 15-30 cm tall (6-12 inches), then in mid-summer the clumps of chives are covered with masses of jolly, pom-pom shaped purple flowers.
Chives have a refreshing taste that is herby and mildly oniony. Steenbergs Organic Chives are great mixed with other herbs like thyme, oregano and chervil and are used in Steenbergs Fines Herbes, or used sprinkled over omelettes or through a potato salad or mashed potato. Fresh chives have a freshness that is lost on drying, but still have delicate oniony flavour and is best not cooked or only slightly cooked as in scrambled eggs. Or why not mix into a home made vinaigrette? For more inspiration on chives recipes, take a look at the BBC Recipe Website.
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