Grow Chives and Use Them in Cooking

Learn how to grow chives and use them in cooking.

Blooming Chives
The leaves are shaped like tiny tubes that taper to a point. They grow in clumps and emerge in early spring from winter dormancy, followed quickly by the lilac-to-rosy pink, clover-like blooms on 12- to 24-inch long stems.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant
Cooking With Chives
Here's a tasty and healthful side dish that combines an old winter favorite, parsnips, with potatoes and chives. Any leftovers can be used as a flavorful thickening for a hearty winter soup.
Photo by Barbara Pleasant

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