Sunday, August 3, 2014

Preserving Chives

I had the pleasure of taking last week off of work.
No vacation planned.
Instead I had an absurdly long list of to-dos.
I never once thought that moving into a house,
from an apartment, 
would be so cluttered!
One project I wanted to accomplish was to tend to my container garden.
I've had chives growing all summer,
and haven't touched them.
Since cooking "real" meals really hasn't happened over the last month,
I decided to preserve my chives by freezing them.
I'm thinking they will add a lot of flavor to foods in the winter,
when very little produce has substantial taste.
If you've never frozen chives,
here's a super easy tutorial:
1. Cut chives from the plant leaving some growth at the bottom of the plant.
2. Take the harvested chives and chop them up.
3. Spread them over a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.
4. Place in Freezer for around 24hrs.
5. Take the frozen chives and store them in a freezer bag to use when you're ready to! 
The one thing I  absolutely love about this process,
is that the chives are individually frozen,
not all clumped together!
Give it try!

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