Quick Notes:

What Are Chives?

Chives are a member of the Onion family. They are one of the main ingredients in classic French blends of Fines Herbes.

They can be a wonderful addition to your herb garden because chives attract bees and butterflies.

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What is the Origin of Chives?

Chives are believed to be indigenous to Central Asia; however, their origin is unknown. Today, they grow throughout the world including European countries, Asia and North America.

Chives Are Good for These Foods:

They are good for foods like: avocado, beef, beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cheese, chicken, corn, chives, egg dishes, fish, ham, meatloaf, potatoes, rice, soups, squash, stews, stuffing, tomatoes, turkey, and vegetables.

Add Chives at the end of cooking because their flavor dissipates quickly in heat.

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