Monday, June 29, 2015

Chive Blossom Vinegar

Two of my favorite bloggers, Happier Than A Pig in Mud and Savoring Time in the Kitchen have posted the recipe on their blog for Chive Blossom Vinegar.  This year the timing was right for me to make this beautiful vinegar.

If you have chives, give this a try.  It's so easy and produces a beautiful delicious vinegar to use in salad dressings and marinades. I think I may try this to pickle some green beans this summer.

Chive Blossom Vinegar
  • Pick your blossoms, snipping enough to fill your jar about 2/3 full
  • Give the blossoms a good soak to remove any dessert or critters that might have hopped on to the beautiful flowers.
  • Spin them in your salad spinner or dry on paper towels
  •  Pack them in a jar and fill your jar with distilled vinegar.
  • Leave them in a cool, dark place for 1 - 2 weeks.  Lynn at Happier Than A Pig in Mud recommends 8 days.
  •  Strain and store in the fridge!  
  • Isn't the color just beautiful?


  1. How fun that you tried it Julie, it's such a pretty color! My poor chives were hidden by the overgrown rhubarb this year so I missed out... They've been transplanted and hopefully I'll be enjoying this with you next year! Happy 4th of July Week:@)

  2. What fun to try the chive blossom vinegar, Julie. It is a gorgeous pink color and I'll bet it adds a wonderful flavor to whatever you need it for.

  3. Isn't it fun to make! The color is beautiful and the smell, oh my. I'm an onion kind of gal so like that kind of thing :) I love your idea of using it in pickled beans!

  4. I always think that when I see the same recipe on a few of my favourite blogs, I have to try it. I'm glad it worked so well for you!


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