One of the most rewarding things about learning to garden is
seeing the plants thrive.
Although I’m a beginner gardener, I’ve learned that
chives are such a hearty plant, and seem to flourish with very little
My lovely friend recently gave me lettuce seeds which I planted in
a pot alongside my chives. They are also doing well with very little care.
amazing those little tiny seeds I planted with my fingers crossed are starting
to look like real lettuce now! It makes me so excited 🙂
The chives are growing thick and long. They remind me of my hair when I first wake up in the morning.
I wanted to trim them back so that they wouldn’t block the baby lettuce from the sunlight, which meant of course I needed to develop a recipe that would be able to support a large amount of fresh chives. Potatoes and chives are like peanut butter and jelly. They’re just so delicious and happy together.
The Potato Chive Soup recipe has a fresh herb flavor that is
delightful. The red pepper flakes add a touch of heat that compliments the
earthy potatoes and onion chive flavor nicely. Fresh dill and garlic add an
extra boost of flavor to the soup.
If you’re blessed with a beautiful day, take the soup
outside and enjoy good food and fresh air!
I hope you enjoy!
Potato Chive Soup
Yields: 6 servings
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 potatoes, peeled & diced
1 cup chives, chopped (reserve a few for
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
½ tsp. thyme, dried
½ tsp. red pepper flakes (or to taste to achieve