Total Time
168hrs 2mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 168 hrs

haven't tried it but it sounds interesting. I'm very much into herbs and cooking etc. with them and noticed a lot of those types of recipes in 'zaar, so thought i'd post some.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add flowers to oil in a jar with tight fitting lid, let sit for a week.
  2. After a week, oil will turn lilac and take on fragrance of chive flowers.
  3. Use the oil on salads or in cooking- refrigerate when not in use.
  4. The flowers have a milder taste than the leaves and add a decorative touch to salads, oils and other side dishes.


Most Helpful

This sounds such a lovely idea that I'd love to give it a high rating. Unfortunately the recipe didn't work for me at all. The flowers lost their colour, but they didn't turn the oil lilac; neither did the oil take on the fragrance of the flowers, it just tasted unpleasant. The oil didn't go cloudy or anything and I don't know what went wrong (I used a sterilised jar and opened a fresh bottle of oil) so if anyone can tell me, I'd be interested to know. Next year, however, I'll leave the chive flowers for the bees.

Mrs B June 24, 2005

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