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?

17 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

FionaG said...

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

MargaretP said...

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

Vkl said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

Texas Rose said...

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.

Anne in the kitchen said...

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.

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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

1st Man said...

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!!!

Anonymous said...

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

Sandy said...

1st Man,

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