Chive Blossom Vinegar and Inviting the Hamster off the Wheel
Recipe type: Preserving, condiment
Cuisine: spring, summer
  • Chive blossoms, enough to fill your chosen jar
  • Vinegar (white wine or champagne), enough to fill  your jar(s)
  1. Wash and dry the chive blossoms.  Stuff the chive blossoms, ⅔ full into clean and dry jars.  Heat the vinegar to an almost simmer, and then pour it over the chive blossoms.  Push the blossoms down gently to submerge them (they will still want to pop up, and that's okay).  Put a lid on the jar and place in a dark cupboard to steep for about a week.  The liquid will be a bright fuchsia color, and taste lightly oniony.  Pour into another clean jar through a fine mesh strainer.
Recipe by Spoon With Me at