This was a quick, nutritious addition to my morning eggs. The Chive flowers tasted deceptively like garlic until you thought about it a little more. They definitely added not only beauty but a definite flavour element to the dish. Boiling the beans with a sprig of rosemary also added subtle flavour and interest to the beans.
Put beans in a pot with a generous amount of salt and a sprig of rosemary. Just cover with water, pop on a lid and boil till cooked.
Drain, remove rosemary, toss in a splash of good olive oil and when cool enough to handle, take off the tough outer skins on the beans.
The easiest way to do this is to make a nick in the bottom of the bean with the tip of a sharp knife and gently squeeze out the inner bean. It reminds me of breaking waters and popping out a baby.
Tear off the individual Chive flowers from one or two flowering Chive stalks, add a little more olive oil and enjoy.