Chive Blossom Croutons

Makes 2 cups of croutons
2 cups cubed white bread (1½ inch cubes)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chive blossom flowers
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, making sure that the bread cubes are totally [...]

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Flowering Sage Croutons

Serve over a basic white bean soup.

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Spring Pea Soup with Chive Blossom Croutons and Pea Flowers

Serves 10
Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 medium white spring onions, chopped fine
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 cups fresh spring peas, shelled
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
1⁄3 cup dry white wine
4 cups fresh spring pea stock (recipe follows)
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Black pepper
Heavy cream
Chive Croutons (recipe follows)
Pea tendrils & flowers [...]

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