chives

Chives are a small mild-flavored member of the onion family. They grow well in pots indoors or out and, if you grow them outdoors, they will set pretty round inflorescences of pale lavender flowers that taste marvelous in late summer and keep coming back year after year.

Tie your chives into knots before adding them to protective foods. To rid yourself of an addiction or bad habit, tie them in a knot and throw them away.

Chives have been shown to increase metabolism and lower cholesterol. They are also rich in Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese.

chives, blossom, bloom
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Correspondences
Element(s): Fire
Planet(s): Mars
Season: Summer
Gender: Masculine

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Recipes

Potato and Cottage Cheese Pierogies

We love pierogies and they use up leftovers. Preparation Time: Too freaking long, actually, but an assembly line can get them done in about an hour. Ingredients: 1 recipe homemade pasta 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cottage cheese (often of questionable virtue) 2 tbsp. fresh chives, sliced into little green rings Directions: 1. Combine the mashed potatoes, cottage […]

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Gardening can be intimidating and, for those of us who do not have our own patch of dirt to tend, it can seem nearly impossible. But growing and using your own herbs is quite satisfying and can only improve our magical relationship with them. And if you don’t have your own patch of dirt, many […]

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