cream cheese and chive blossom spread

chive1We have a small herb garden and our chives have begun to bloom! What does one do with these beautiful, purple flowers?

Chives are wonderful in salads, soups and baked potatoes. They impart a subtle onion flavor in dishes. The purple flowers are edible and are just as flavorful! I decided to make a tasty spread using these blooms!

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ingredients:
– soft, spreadable cheese of your choice ( I used light cream cheese)
– a handful of chive blossoms with stems attached (if you want your spread to have a stronger onion flavor, you can use more blossoms

directions:
1.) Pull apart the chive flowers and snip the green stems into small pieces.
2.) Add the flowers and the stems to your spreadable cheese.

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3.) Mix well to thoroughly incorporate the flowers and stems into the cheese.
4.) Spread on crackers, bread or even on a bagel for breakfast!

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5.) Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Since I’m obsessed with Weck jars, I am storing my flavored cheese in it!

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I am loving all those green and purple flecks of color!

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