Monday, June 27, 2011

Chive Talkin....


            

Do you ever get a silly and not quite original version  of a song, playing in your head?

Looking at this photo I took recently made me start humming the 70's  tune Jive Talkin' by the Bee Gees, except my version was: "Chive Talkin...'  !!!

Speaking of chives, don't you just love them?

Not only do they add such wonderful flavour to many recipes, they are so pretty in the garden when they first appear as flowers.

And best of all, they make an appearance every year. I'm a big perennial fan!

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 Here's a recipe from my cookbook that you might enjoy. A gorgeous, vibrant green dressing. Wonderful to make when garden parsley and chives are plentiful. Great for summer salads and dipping too!


Green Goddess Dressing

1 C. fresh parsley
1-2 T. chopped fresh chives (to taste)
1 T. each, dehydrated chopped onion and garlic (adds an intense flavour)
1/4 C. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C. light mayonnaise
3 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Chop parsley, chives, dried onion and garlic in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process just until smooth. Chill at least 1 hour to thoroughly blend flavours. Yields: 1 cup.
                           

After you are done in the kitchen, you might want to get on your boogie shoes and go... chive talkin.....LOL  :<)

10 comments:

Teri C said...

You take the most beautiful photos!!! Chives never looked so good. Fun post.

Lorraine said...

lol clever you, it was my first words chchchchcchive talking....lol too good, love it

Lorraine said...

I was also expecting a bee, so I could say bee, geese!! lol

Margie said...

Oh, I love that song!
Love chives too!
Great, fun post!
And thanks for the great recipe! YUM!

Margie x

Margie said...

Oh, have some chives in my garden too!
Love the pretty flowers on them!

sandy said...

Those are good looking chives. Oh, so that is what is in green goddess dressing. I will try it.

I don't mind song hanging around in my head, but hate it when a commercial get stuck there.

Kim Nelson said...

Love the image. In my Mission Garden, the bunnies love the chives!

Geraldine said...

Hi Teri, And I have such a simple camera to take them with at this point LOL. Thank you! They are so pretty aren't they? And yummy too.

Hi Lorraine, Oh how cute, beeegeees and chive talkin' now we are in the groove!!!

Hi Margie, If you have fresh chives on the way, this dip/dressing will be even better, it is very flavourful. Thanks for the kind words Margie.

Hi SandyL, I hear ya, for me it's the Huggies commercial now, I even did a post about a remake! But what a cute one it is for a commercial. The intense green is so nice in this dressing. Do you have a lot of herbs in your garden Sandy?

Hi Kim, Ahhh...cute! And thanks for stopping in at Happy Break too. Good luck at the TauKu Challenge.

Happy Wednesday, G:<)

Selma said...

Chives are one of my favourite herbs. They can dress up so many things. And who doesn't love a BeeGees soundtrack in the garden? Hahaha.

Quiet Paths said...

Love this picture. I have used the heck out of my chive plant this year.

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