Monday, May 16, 2011

Lemon Chive Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Chive Roasted Vegetables

Are you ready to be amazed?  It’s not even summer yet (a week and two days till my summer officially starts) and I have already begun the “Summer of my Herbs the 2011 Edition”!!! I know.  You are amazed.  I will also keep you posted on my “Clean out the Garage the 2011 Edition” – but I’m not going to officially begin that until my summer officially begins Smile

Do you grow chives?  Maybe I should say, “Do you grow garlic chives?”  Because if you grow garlic chives, you probably no longer grow regular chives.  The garlic chives run rampant through my herb bed, totally obliterating any regular chives that might have attempted to grow.  Garlic chives have a larger and flatter leaf, and have a combination garlic/chive flavor.  I use them in place of regular chives…mainly because I have no choice… I have no more regular chives.

Lemon Chive Roasted Vegetables

So, back to these herby vegetables.  I found this recipe for Lemon Chive Roasted Vegetables at Cooking Light.   I’m not going to reprint the recipe here, because with a simple click you can read it at the Cooking Light website.  What I will tell you is to pay attention to the servings – yes it serves 12!! As I started chopping the potatoes I thought, “dang, this looks like a lot of potatoes!”  It was.  When I attempted to add the pound of baby carrots, I finally looked more carefully at the recipe.  So, if you are serving lots of people (Marjie!) this is for you, for the rest of us, I would suggest possible cutting it in half!

This will be my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by  Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu

13 comments:

CC11 said...

I do grow chives, but I am now seriously considering switching to garlic chives - double the deliciousness!

Joanne said...

Or you could just eat potatoes every day for a week! Lemon and chives are a rockstar combo. One of my favorites! I actually do have some chives growing in my windowsill and I really should make better use of them!

Melynda said...

Have chive, yes the garlic kind. These spuds look fabulous, and would make a great chicken hash as leftovers. Yum.

Cathy said...

I could make a meal out of just a plate of these vegetables. The lemon chive combination sounds delicious.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My mother used to grow chives --and used them in alot of her recipes... I never have grown my own herbs.

The photos of your veggies makes me hungry... They look SO SO good.... Yum...

Stay WARM today...
Hugs,
Betsy

Amy said...

What Cathy ^^^ said. I used to grow chives. When I had a garden. Whimper.

Barbara said...

Happy belated Birthday, Pam!!
I used to grow chives, but no longer. Never did grow garlic chives though. Your potatoes look just perfect with the lemon and chive touch! Love and adore dishes like this.

Wearinbeads said...

I do have those garlic chives - and yes, they do out compete the regular ones.

Marjie said...

Thanks for telling me specifically about this! I always want a way to make another side dish, to stop the whining about veggies and such!

grace said...

chives add more to a dish than one would expect from the little snippets, it's true. this is a great side, pam--bring on the herbs!

5 Star Foodie said...

I should really look into growing herbs, garlic chives must add such excellent flavors to the roasted veggies.

Melynda said...

Sharing this on my Wednesday post, thanks so much!

Lea Ann said...

Gotta get me some garlic chives. I'm just starting to plant some herbs. Yes, we've had cold weather this week.