Allium schoenoprasum

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The lowly chive. A boon to potatoes, pasta and salads. Tasty to eat, pretty to watch growing in the garden.
Boil petite new potatoes or cube larger ones. Drain potatoes and while hot, add butter or drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, add a handful of chopped chives, toss and enjoy.

something magical

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Something magical transpires when you add sugar, water, heat (high heat–careful not to burn it or you)–next, some butter and cream, whisk it all up–can it get much better? Caramel!! ummmm… Using to drizzle over the chocolate molten brownies, add a little broken toffee bits, a smidge sprinkle of sea salt, a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the side and you have my 85 year old father, happy (and everyone else at the table as well 🙂 )