Thursday, June 23, 2016

chive blossom vinegar ...

Having seen a photo of chive blossom vinegar I had to try making some and rather impatiently waited for the blossoms to open - they seemed to know their fate and remained buds for the longest time. ^^  I managed to harvest a small jarful and began the process .....




 Here it is strained and bottled 10 days later ....


The flavour is nice although more 'oniony' than I expected.  I've tried it in some salad dressings and we like it.  If you're wondering how it's made ..... fill a jar ½-¾ with chive blossoms and fill with vinegar; let it sit in a dark, cool spot; after a week check the flavour daily until it's what you like then strain it into a sterilized bottle.

love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe ....

8 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It sounds delicious and looks beautiful.

Timi said...

Chive bloddom vinegar? It sounds interesting and I am sure it tastes delicious! Thank you for the idea!!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Well, that sounds interesting. Did you use cider vinegar or the white stuff? Enjoy your weekend, Kate!

Tangos Treasures said...

Oh sounds fabulous!!! I'm going to have to try that!!
Thank you!!

desertskyquilts said...

That sounds so easy, something I could make for Christmas presents and put in pretty little bottles. Thanks - the color is amazing. Did you use red wine vinegar or white?

Sarah Lindfield said...

So easy and such a pretty colour x

Brigitte said...

You always come up with great ideas, Kate. My DIL also tries out this kind of things and I will pass on this interesting recipe to her.

Maker Joy said...

I've never heard of chive blossom vinegar before. It sounds like an interesting base for salad dressings; especially if you don't want to add in any chopped onions. Does it matter what kind of vinegar you start with?