A Proverbs 31 Woman Provides Food for her Family

Vinegar in waiting for the chive blossoms

Vinegar in waiting for the chive blossoms


Proverbs 31: 10-31

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

 She gets up while it is still night;

she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;  for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed;  she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household  and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

A Proverbs 31 woman provides food for her household. She plans in advance and works for the good of her home.

Chives grow like weeds, the blossoms only bloom in the spring but then you have chives all summer, fall and  winter.
Chive blossoms make beautiful flower arrangements, taste delicious chopped in salads or steeped in vinegar and supply us with vitamin C. Blossoms steeped in vinegar for a week or two give a gentle taste of onion with a beautiful pink color.

Gently wash organic chive blossoms to remove dirt and bugs. Let dry. Pour your favorite vinegar into a jar, then add chive blossoms. Let steep for a week or two in cool dark place. Wha-la- Chive blossom vinegar!Use in homemade salad dressings, serve salads with oil and chive vinegar on side, sprinkle over fried fish, sautéed kale or dandelion greens. . .!photo


Add cleaned chopped chive blossoms to your favorite vinegar and steep in cool dark place for a week or two

Add cleaned chopped chive blossoms to your favorite vinegar and steep in cool dark place for a week or two

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  • Ruth said:

    Dear Sharon,

    A very encouraging post, I love the scripture about the Proverbs 31 woman. Just one quick question, when using the chive vinegar, do you use the chives that are in the vinegar or leave them in the bottle to continue to steep the vinegar? How long does this mixture keep and should it be refrigerated?

    Thank you so much. Ruth.

    • Thank you Ruth!
      ~I don’t use the chives in the vinegar. I thought they would be too strong.
      ~I leave the flowers in the vinegar until the vinegar is gone.
      ~I don’t know how long it last. I use mine with in a month or two- I use a lot of vinegar!

      Love, Sharon

  • Joanne Peterson said:

    What a good idea! I have an overgrowth of chives and had not let them blossom but kept cutting them back or pinching them off. How do you keep the stem from drying up after the blossom? My other herbs dry up more if I let them bloom. Am I doing something wrong?

    • I have so many that the chives that dry up don't seem to matter. The chive plant grows no matter what I do! You're right most herbs don't do well if they flower.
      Love, Sharon

  • Wimberly Grove said:

    How lovely. Thank you for sharing. Your posts are always a delight!

  • Veronica said:

    I make herbal vinegars, but never thought to use the blossoms. I'll try this. Thanks, Sharon!