Chive flower butter

If you already have chive plants, once they start to flower you can use some of the flowers to make into a butter to add colour and flavour to dishes such as jacket potatoes, grilled fish, steak, or lightly steamed vegetables, or even added to sandwiches.

Pick flowering stems, and discarding the stems, crumble the florets of the flower into butter at room temperature, mix and return to the fridge to allow the flavour to develop, in the same way as for herb butter.

(Wild ramson flowers can also be treated in the same way, but be wary, it can be very strong!)