Origin of chivesMiddle English cive from Old French from Classical Latin cepa, onion
[sometimes with sing. v.] a hardy, perennial herb (Allium schoenoprasum) of the lily family, with small, slender, hollow leaves having a mild onion aroma and flavor: used in soups, stews, etc.
- plural form of chive
- A few of the allowed vegetables are: alfalfa sprouts, daikon, mushrooms, arugula, endive, parsley, bok choy, escarole, peppers, celery, fennel, radicchio, chicory, jicama, radishes, chives, lettuce, romaine lettuce, and cucumber.
- Of course, feel free to dress up the dishes a bit; for example, opt for an "elegant" macaroni and cheese dish, an especially decadent soup dressed up with sour cream and chives or platters of miniature quiche.
- If you are able to grow your own herbs, you might consider growing parsley, cilantro, chives, rosemary, basil, sage, oregano and marjoram, or whatever herbs you will use frequently.
- Use red leaf lettuce as an accent instead of red flowering begonia, and use the lovely flowers of many herbs such as chives and basil to accent spots among the borders.
- Herbs that produce flowers such as oregano or chives accomplish the same feat, and some herbs such as calendula and lavender produce lovely flowers with multiple uses.