Thursday, February 23, 2012
I came home from the grocery store and he was pleasantly surprised that I had bought the chives and I set to work preparing the salad. As we all sat down to eat together, EVERYONE was enjoying the salad and then Ben goes, ' Whoa, these chives are strong enough to clear a nostril" ( haha, love that word nostril). He continues on, " Chives normally have a real, sweet mild flavor but these ones, wow!". He silently, for the rest of the meal, pushed his chives off to the side where I kept picking them up and putting them on my plate. I thought they were great!
We put the kids to bed and were relaxing together watching the Republican Primary when there was a commercial break and I jumped on the computer to check my email. Benjamin came into the kitchen, looks in the sink and asks, " Were you planning on throwing out the good parts of the chives?" Not quite sure what he meant I said, " What?". He then continued, " All the good parts of the chives are sitting in the sink."
Dumbfounded, I just looked at him and said, I thought that was the part you DIDN'T eat! He just started laughing so hard he could hardly stand it. He stated, " I wondered why when I came into the kitchen that the roots were missing but all the green parts were still here!'
Hahahaha! There we sat consuming the roots of chives in the salad, cleaning our nostrils and me asking for Ben's extras- what's wrong with me???!!
So, now I know..you eat the green part, you cut off the bit of the root and do not eat the white part- and yes, I did cut off the bit of the root. That is why I felt that these "chives" were such a rip off- I mean seriously I paid over $3 for a tiny stump of food. Such a culinary chef I am :)