HELLO mama & papa bears! We’re starting our weekend sharing a fun and delicious use for homegrown chives. Cause our chives are flourishing and they’re a plenty! Aren’t those flowers just lovely?
The grandsons have enjoyed clipping them and bringing them in for me to put in a little vase–and I love that! It certainly brightens my day especially on ones when I’m not at the top of my game.
This week I was busy doing a takeout meal on behalf of our B&B and I finished with all of our orders and decided to start on our own dinner. I was boiling a chicken breast but went and sat for a bit to kick up my feet and when I finally got the energy to get myself out of the chair, I walked into a smoky kitchen!
Yep. It overcooked to the point of non-recovery. We had to open windows to air out the smoke and stench. We laughed about it but I’m happy I didn’t burn down the kitchen!
Needless to say we had to have alternate dinner plans but I told Boo I would definitely make it up with a delicious home cooked meal for the two of us!
The following night I headed out and plucked a bunch of chives & flowers and headed back in to make our delicious dinner. Meatloaf, corn, rolls, and chive flower butter mashed potatoes!
Chive Flower Butter~
Yes darlin’! Let me tell you about flavored butters. They’re the best!!!
You can add so much to regular butter and kick it up a notch! This time around…chives & those darlin’ lil purple flowers make the best butter around.
It tastes wonderful on fresh rolls or cornbread but let me tell ya… add them to your mashed potatoes and OH momma!!! Keep them mashed potatoes coming!
How to make your own chive flower butter…
Chive Flower Butter
- 1 stick salted butter (room temp)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp fresh chives (finely diced)
- 1/2 tsp fresh chive flower petals
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Once blended, place in fridge for about 15-20 minutes to harden some. Roll into a log shape and wrap in waxed paper. Return to fridge until ready to use.
There’s lots of uses for this wonderful herb and this is just one of my favorites!
In the past I have made flavored butters and gifted them to friends. Just tie a cute butter knife around some patterned wax paper, tucked in with a bag of rolls! Perfect hospitality or neighbor gift for a special occasion or just to celebrate the day!
I’m also trying out some chive flower vinegar to use in salad dressings, we’ll see how that tastes!
But for now, I’m gonna enjoy this flavored- homemade butter in some delicious dishes and breads!
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Tammy Sheehan says
I love chive flowers!! It’s so nice to have them in vinegar in the fridge for adding to tuna/chicken salads, topping greens and adorning scrambled eggs 🙂
Tammy, tuna salad is one of my favorite foods—I’m gonna have to try them in it! YUM! Thank you for the other tips–scrambled eggs–mmm!♥️