Chive Blossom Bread

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tbls margarine or butter
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chive blossoms
  • 1 cup cool water
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten

Chive Blossoms

Proof yeast in the warm water in a large bowl. Toss the flours and chive blossoms together in another bowl. To the yeast solution add the butter or margarine and honey; blend well. Gradually add the flour/blossom mixture, alternating with the cool water, mixing each addition well.

Knead the dough until smooth on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a single ball and place in a greased bowl, turning to coat evenly. Cover with a damp tea towel or plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down and knead an additional 10 minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal halves and shape into round loaves. Cover each and allow to rise a second time. Brush each loaf with the beaten egg white and bake in a preheated 400'F oven for 45-55 minutes.

Thyme & Chive Blossom Butter

Chive Butter

Excellent with fresh bread, grilled vegetables, chicken or fish.

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 tbls chive blossoms
  • 2 tbls dried thyme
  • 2 tbls dried chives
Wash and pat dry the chive blossoms. Gently pull the blossoms apart and add to the butter. Add the thyme and chives and blend well. The flavor of this butter will be enhanced if allowed to stand in the refrigerator for a day.

Chive Blossom Vinegar

  • 1 quart white vinegar
  • 6-8 chive stalks
  • 1/2 cup whole chive blossoms
Place chive stalks and blossoms in a clean, dry wine bottle. Pour the vinegar over the herbs and cork. Store in a cool, dry place for 2-3 weeks, gently shaking once each day. Strain and store the vinegar at room temperature.

Essential Anti-Aging Serum

  • 1/2 oz organic rosehip seed oil
  • 1/4 oz dried sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 oz pomegranate seed oil
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 8 drops carrot seed essential oil
  • 6 drops bergamot essential oil
  • Contents of 1 vitamin E oil capsule
Add the essential oils, sweet almond oil and the contents of the vitamin E oil capsule to a clean, glass bottle with a stopper or lid. Gently shake or roll between palms to blend the oils together. To use: Apply daily to areas that are prone to show signs of aging, such as the forehead, under the eyes and around the mouth and neck.

Turmeric Facial Mask

Turmeric Root

  • 2 tablespoons organic yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
Combine the yogurt and turmeric to make a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face with your fingers and then lie down for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow with a light moisturizer.