What’s not to love about chives? I love their zippy hot flavour, their spiky style and their edible flowers that look oh so pretty. Now you can of course snip your chives into salads, use them as a garnish, add them to soups, use them in pestos and dips too. Today I’m making mine into this pretty pink chive vinegar.
So simple, so easy
Chive vinegar is really easy to make and gives you a little taste of summer right through the winter months. Anything that brings back memories of summer sunshine is good in my book. Come those winter months (and they seem to go on forever here) things like this chive vinegar help to bring back the taste of summer.
You want to use the stalks and the flower heads in this vinegar to get this gorgeous pinky colour. If you just use the stalks you will get the flavour but not the extra bonus of pinkness which is just so pretty in the bottle.
Chive Vinegar is just so simple to make.
Stuff a sterilised kilner jar (or any wide mouthed jar) (see my resources page for how to sterilise jars) with chives and chive flowers and fill up with white wine vinegar.
Seal and shake well. Set aside in a cool dark cupboard and remember to shake it every day for 2 weeks.
Now strain out the herbs and bottle as you wish.
Use on any green salad to liven it up and add some zip!
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