Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Chive blossoms make the most beautiful vinegar.   Simply harvest your chive blossoms and put them in a wide mouth jar with a plastic lid. (Vinegar eats through metal and cork.)  A mayonnaise jar is perfect.   You don't have to pack them tight in there but it needs to be quite full.  Next add white wine vinegar or a rice wine vinegar will work as well.  You want it to be a white vinegar so that the beautiful color of the chive blossoms will show off.  Let it sit for a month.  The chive blossoms will get brown and fall to the bottom of the jar.  After a month, strain the vinegar.  Ideally strain the vinegar through a coffee filter for extra clarity in the vinegar and then you have a lovely colored vinegar to use for Omelets or bean salad or to marinate meat or add to veggie soup or spaghetti sauce or....

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

I have chive blossoms and must try this. Thanks for the tip.

lemonverbenalady said...

Mine were gone in an instant this year. No chive blossom vinegar for me.:(

GardenofDaisies said...

Oooh, I bet that makes it a really pretty color! Not to mention the flavor.

Angela McRae said...

Never heard of this type of vinegar but I do believe I'd be willing to give it a try, so thanks for the info!