Ode to Chives

Not really but I do love chives.

These milder-flavored cousins of the onion are a personal favorite herb  - love them cut up fresh in salads, sprinkled on mashed or baked potatoes, as a garnish on creamed soups, baked chicken and fish.

Chives are very easy to grow either in a corner of the garden or in pots. They also make a great pest deterrent in the garden.

Although I don't usually let most plants bolt, or form flowers because it reduces their flavor, I let some of my chives go to flower - the flowers make a charming garnish!