Unique Garnish: Purple Chive Blossoms!

Unique Garnish: Purple Chive Blossoms!

If you plant chives in your garden they will come back each year, because they are perrenial, meaning they will live longer than two years.  Right about this time of year, they are sprouting blossoms that are a beautiful purple shade that is eye-catching in your landscape!  They are also EDIBLE! They resemble a small snowballs that produce petals that are about the size of a hole-punch when you pinch them off.  This makes for a fabulous opportunity for sprinkling your dishes with a confetti-like garnish that has a very sweet onion taste and a color we rarely get to use in our dishes – PURPLE! Here, we used them to add color & flavor to our onions & peppers for cheddar brats on the grill!  This would be perfect for spring and summer salads (like...

Cherry Jubilation! The Benefits of Cherries During the Winter!

Cherry Jubilation! The Benefits of Cherries During the Winter!

Do you have a sinus headache?  Are you watching your sugar or weight?  Are you looking for a great way to relieve arthritis? CHERRIES! Cherries will help you cheer up, provide you with many nutritional benefits, comfort your pains, and sweeten your life! They’re not in season everywhere right now, but don’t let that stop you from adding them to your routine – especially in the winter time!  You can buy them dried, frozen, or fresh!  However they come, they are one of nature’s marvels! My valentine & I attended a dinner on Saturday, and had roasted pork tenderloin with cherry chutney!  It was the perfect sweet & tart accompaniment to the meat!  During the conversation, my friend Rachel mentioned she’d heard you’d have to eat a pound of...