How to Make :Just Crumbs: Chive Oil

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Chives are a great starter plant to grow because:

#1.  It’s easy to plant , grow and not kill.

#2.  It makes pretty flowers, so you can even plant it in your flower bed.

#3.  It’s one of the first things that grows in your garden and, if you cut it back, it will grow until the end of the summer.

#4.  It comes back every year (it’s a perennial) and, if it likes where it is, it will grow stronger and bigger every year!!

#5.  It makes the most awesome flavoured oil that you can use into the winter months.

So, if you don’t have any chives in the garden, grab a bunch from the market and make some of this oil.

And remember to plant chives some next year…you will be sooo happy you did!!
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Grab a handful of chives (or a good bunch from the store); cut or tear the bunch into 3 equal portions (it makes mincing easier).

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If you’re lazy, throw it in a food processor or high-power blender (like a Vitamix) and pulse – but be careful not to pulse too much or you will make a paste out of it.

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It’s much better to mince by hand but this will do if you are short on time.

With the machine off, slowly add about 2 cups good quality olive oil and pulse a few times (if you stream it in while the machine is running, it will still be lovely but it will solidify and turn creamy).

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Put it into mason jars and freeze until ready to use.

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I usually keep a jar in the fridge for an extra yummy drizzle on bread or just give it a good dip…

 

So yummy…honestly!!

Just remember to label it before you freeze it.

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And, when you go to someone’s house for dinner, bring a fresh loaf of crusty bread and this jar.

You will have a friend forever!!

Keep calm and chive on…

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