Chives

Growing: A perennial; grow in full sun to partial shade; flowers in June; remove flower stalks as soon as they appear to prevent loss or flavor

Flavor Profile: Onion chives – thin, hollow leaves, mild onion flavor; garlic chives – flat leaves like blades of grass, mild onion/garlic flavor

Uses: Omelettes, quiche, cheese spreads and dips, tuna salad; sprinkled over broiled tomatoes, green salad, potato salad, potato salad, potato soup, baked potatoes and other vegetables; to garnish soups. The purple flowers of onion chives are edible (soups, salads), have an oniony flavor and make a beautiful pink-purple vinegar.

Note: Use kitchen scissors to snip chives, rather than cutting or chopping them.