I love any kid of onion like vegetables. Garlic, onions, spring onions. Delicious additions, bursts of taste to that very simple cooking - or non-cooking - that I do in my home.
But my favourite of them all are Chives. Being the smallest species of the onion family, this is a very sturdy and strong plant, which can withstand winter and comes back stronger by each year.
I have one big pot, full of chives in my garden. It survived our extraordinary arctic winter season, even though it was burned beyond recognition by frost, turning into a a bunch of dry weed. As soon as I cut it way down in March, it sprouted with an astounding resilience as the first plant on my patio this spring.
It grows visibly by each day and has by now become luscious and juicy green. Imminently it will bloom with absolutely gorgeous violet flowers, and comes June, it will again attract bumblebees, creating a beautiful spot on my terrace.