Chive Blossom Vinegar

Not sure what to do with all of those beautiful chive blossoms? Neither were we. Sure, they are pretty and certainly sprucing up our almost-otherwise-bare garden. And we have been using them for garnish, here and there. But, really. There's a lot of them. There must be something!

Ah yes...how about making a chive blossom-infused vinegar? 





Is there a recipe? Not really. We cut off all of our chive blossoms, rinsed them well (to avoid getting creepy crawlies in the finished product), allowed them to dry, put them in a big pitcher, filled the pitcher with a mix of white and champagne vinegar, and let it all sit for about a week. 

Let sit

We then discarded the blossoms and poured the beautiful pale-pink infusion into pretty bottles. 

Tart and smooth, with the scent and finish of fresh chives. Mix with olive oil to finish a salad, use as a base for a vinaigrette, drizzle into a potato salad. Any other suggestions???

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