Thursday, August 23, 2007

One for the arCHIVE

Upon hearing that Yum Yum, a Chinese, Malaysian, and Thai “fusion” take away near King’s Cross offered a starter and main lunch combo for a mere £4.20, Londonist got the yen for some fried rice.

Our friend Tiki Chris wrote a very intriguing restaurant review for Londonist last month and he took this photo of their fried rice accented with a sprinkling of chives. Chris has certainly captured the razzle and the dazzle in the chive essence. Thank you Tiki Chris!!!

Photo by Tiki Chris ©

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Naturally Nosey

Hello chive lovers! It's time for reader participation. I am starting a series of posts titled 'Naturally Nosey,' which will essentially be a rumor mill. Just kidding! Although if you know or want to start a rumor about a fellow chive lover or create an urban myth about chives, then this is your chance. 'Naturally Nosey' will be a place for you to share your chive stories with the world.

Email me at with rumors, curiosities, or a good yarn regarding chives and I'll post it to the blog along with your name, telephone number and address (j/k!). This isn't a popularity contest, but the person who submits the best entry will get a special shout out and a crown. Oh, and this will by no means be a regularly scheduled post as I know the 10 of you who read this blog are very busy people.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Chicago and Chives

This evening, I am headed to the Windy City for a weekend of relaxation and culinary experimentation. In my pre-trip research, I discovered that Chicago and chives share much more than just 3 letters. Back in May, the Chicago Botanic Garden put the spotlight on chives with their recipe of the month...Chive Tartines with Smoked Salmon!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fresh Spring Chives

A rather intense exploration of fresh spring chives.

These Are The Days Of Our Chives

Take Pride in Chives

"The first thing I ask new cooks to do is cut chives, to see if it’s something they take pride in," says Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten in La Jolla, California.

The above quote comes from an article in Food & Wine. It just goes to prove that when you take pride in your chives, you take pride in yourself.