I came home with a bunch of goodies and promptly began washing and chopping. I cut up some rhubarb, for the jam I am planning on making this week, some scallions, and the scapes. I began cutting up my lettuce and what do I find, a gross long creepy crawly bug. A centipede, I think. I put on my big girl pants and squashed the bug with a paper towel and threw it outside immediately. I have really been trying to work on this because I want to volunteer at the farm this summer, so I need to get rid of this fear of bugs. After all, bugs live in the same place our food grows :)
I saw chive blossoms a couple of weeks ago at the Union Square Farmers Market. It was the first time I had seen them and wasn't really sure what to do with them, but they stuck with me because they looked so pretty. When I got home, a simple google search showed me that there are tons of things to do with chive blossoms. I was fortunate to find these again at the Waltham market, so I could make this simple recipe:
I used a quart canning jar and filled it about halfway with the chive blossoms. Then I filled the jar with white vinegar. Store in a cool, dark place (I put mine in the fridge since its been warm out) and let soak about 2 weeks. Then drain and you will have a chive flavored vinegar to make a vinaigrette!!