I did not inherit my father’s green thumb, and chives are one of those herbs that just keep coming back without me doing anything.  (I simply planted them in a pot 15 years ago when we moved to the suburbs.  I move the pot into the garage over the winter, and bring it back out in the spring). 

My children are not very fond of onions, and chives offer a mild onion flavor to many dishes that call for an onion.  Plus, they’re easy to chop.  Don’t be afraid to add a few chopped chives to dishes like pasta, salad, and rice dishes.  They add a nice taste of freshness.