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Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae that produces edible leaves and flowers. Their close relatives include the common onions, garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion.A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia, and North America.A. schoenoprasum is the only species of Allium native to both the New and the Old Worlds.Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens. In culinary use, the green stalks (scapes) and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for omelettes, fish, potatoes, soups, and many other dishes. The edible flowers can be used in salads. Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests.The plant provides a great deal of nectar for pollinators. It was rated in the top 10 for most nectar production (nectar per unit cover per year) in a UK plants survey conducted by the AgriLand project which is supported by the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative.
Serves 4 | Preparation 30-40 min, cooking time 3 hours
Pig hearts are an underrated and dodged but a lean and wonderful cooking ingredient. They taste a bit like other entrails like liver or kidneys but their flavor is milder and the texture is vaguely (ox) tongue-like. The...
This is a very simple recipe. But one I go back to time and time again. And if you get around to watching the video, it's an example of one of my very early efforts, and was more focused on trying to use an induction cook top for the very first time. Not that I'm saying my newer ones are James...
Makes 8 Muffins, Preparation time 10 mins, Cooking time 25 to 30 mins
80 g. wholemeal flour
100 g. all-purpose flour
80 g. grated Parmesan cheese
100 g Ricotta cheese
10 g. instant powdered yeast
Salt, 2 tsp
Turmeric, a tsp
30 ml Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
a pinch of nutmeg