Simple gift idea- Chive Blossom Vinegar
So, most of us don’t have chive blossoms right now, but this is a great idea to tuck away wherever you keep that pile of things to make. Mine is known fondly as The Recipe Pile, and it is a pile. I have good intentions of organizing it someday, but for now it remains an overstuffed file folder filled with lovely things to make and do when the time is right.
And you can use other herbs for this- garlic, sage, dill, thyme, rosemary … lots and lots of choices and combinations come to mind.
Here you go, no real recipe needed-
1 pint jar with a plastic lid (one of the few times I advise using plastic is when making vinegars. If you don’t want to use a plastic lid, place a piece of plastic wrap over the jar before screwing on the metal lid to prevent corrosion and the ruin of your lovely vinegar.)
chive blossoms- enough to not quite fill your jar
vinegar- white wine vinegar is nice here, but use whatever white vinegar you prefer
Place the freshly cut chive blossoms in the jar, pour in enough vinegar to cover the blossoms, screw on the lid, and then wait 2-4 weeks until the vinegar is a pretty shade of pink and the vinegar has a nice oniony, chive flavor. Strain out the chive blossoms and decant into a decorative bottle. Don’t forget the label!
Now you have a nice gift for a friend who likes to cook, or a tasty vinegar for use in your own kitchen. This makes a delicious vinaigrette when mixed with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.