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Some More Good Reasons to Use Chives

Some More Good Reasons to Use Chives@


By Arlene Wright- Correll



Here at Home Farm Herbery we not only grow chives, we sell the seeds so you can grow your own and we dry the chives and sell them to our customers who do not grow them.


We along with our customers have many uses for them and we find this multipurpose health booster to be high in vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, calcium and iron and this is true of not only Chives, but the Chive Flowers also.


When you use these you will find your digestion improving, your cholesterol lowering, your metabolism improving and also your support system!


Chives are best eaten raw so when you add them to your salads or include them as a garnish in other dishes you are really getting their maximum effectiveness.


Whenever you make your favorite biscuit recipe try adding chopped chives and you will be delighted as they will be bursting with flavor.


Why not consider combining 1 tablespoon of Freeze Dried Chopped Chive Rings 

with 4 ounces of gorgonzola cheese, 1/8th teaspoon kosher salt and 1 stick of softened unsalted butter?


Just mix in a bowl and then form into a log and refrigerate until firm.  We use it as a sauce for gnocchi and also to accompany meats such as hamburgers or steaks.


When we plant tomatoes, carrots, roses and apple trees we mix chive seeds  among the dirt.  When they first grow the chives will repel aphids from the tomatoes as well as from our sunflowers and mums.



After 3 years of chive growth we discovered they prevented rose black spot and apple scab.


The chive blossom make a wonderful addition to salads giving them a subtle onion flavor and we also find them great to add to salad dressings.




May the Creative Force be with you,


Arlene Wright-Correll


Home Farm Herbery



3,130 - 24 - 0 - US


About the Author & Artist. Arlene Wright-Correll (1935- ___), Spent most of her adult life as a mother and an International real estate broker and is now popular American award winning Artist, published author, columnist, & is the resident art instructor for Avalon Stained Glass School, at the age of 68, decided to pick up her paint brushes again after 54 years and paint.  She is a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet.  She also is a China & Porcelain painter, Sandblasting & Etching, Stained Glass & fused glass Artisan. She is one of the six KY Artists who worked 6 months to create the dolls for Journey Jots in 2006 and a Smithsonian Institute art exhibit in 2008. Her published books can be found here . She is also a featured writer for and teaches Art Vacation Holidays at Avalon Stained Glass School and Creativity Center. She currently grows many herbs, flowers and vegetables at Home Farm Herbery and has created almost 400 seasoning, teas and preserves heirloom seeds all of which she sells and gives 100% of her proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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