Sunday, December 11, 2016

GARLIC CHIVES, ANY IDEAS

Cut back our perennial garlic chives that are growing in the corner of one of the raised beds.  I put them in this jar of water and they smell delicious of course...

Mason jar full of Garlic Chives
...but normally we harvest what we need, a few chopped into a salad or on potatoes.  This time though, since I was cleaning up the garden bed a bit, I decided to just cut a large bunch, sort of grabbed them all and trimmed to ground level.  Now I'm not sure what to do with this much.  

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. garlic chive butter to go on garlic chive rolls...omelets, scrambled eggs...sprinkled on soft boiled eggs! garlic chive potato salad..garlic chive cream cheese for bagels.

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    1. Well dang, I didn't even think about garlic chive butter, that sounds YUMMY! and other the other ideas too, thank you!!!

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  2. I would dry them and store them at your town residence.

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    1. I didn't know you could dry them, I mean, I suspected but never tried it. Thanks!

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  3. The garlic butter is an outstanding idea, one process for something that will have many uses.....genius

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    1. Isn't that great? Going to try it for sure!

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  4. Mama Pea over at Home Grown Journal taught this old dog a new trick awhile back. She takes scissors and cuts up her chives into small freezer bowls and freezes them for soups and such. I tried it with garlic chives too and it works great. Love the butter idea, I hadn't thought of that either. Bet you could freeze the butter too.

    Vonne

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    1. Well that's smart too! Thanks!!! And yep, I bet frozen butter would work too.

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  5. Butter or freezing them. Butter AND freezing them. I hadn't thought of adding them to cream cheese though. Yum.

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    1. Yes, cream cheese, oh how we LOVE cream cheese. Great idea for spreading on toast, bagels, muffins, whatever!

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  6. Since you don't have any at your townhouse, I think the idea of freezing them for use in town is great. With your vacuum sealer, they should freeze well.

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    1. Yep, we can even freeze tiny bags so that's a great idea. thanks!!!

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    2. I meant to say we could vacuum AND freeze tiny bags, ha. Of course we can freeze tiny bags, LOL!

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  7. Every time I read your blog I realize what a peasant I am. I chop mine with kitchen shears, throw them on a cookie sheet and freeze them in a single layer. Then I just take those and put them in a clean empty peanut butter jar and store in the freezer to use as needed. It works well, but like I said__peasant.

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    1. Oh don't say that, we are all learning something new. I like the idea of freezing them in a single layer and then putting them in a jar, smart!!!

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  8. You can also dry them for adding to soups/stews later.

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  9. 1st Man,

    Cut and flash freeze them on cookie sheets. Once frozen place the pieces in a freezer container to use throughout the year.

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