In late spring and early summer my chives suddenly come to life with lots of lovely purple flowers, these make a great addition to salads and pasta dishes. They are also good deep fried in a light batter.
This pasta dish is excellent served hot or cold. I like to serve cold as lunch dish in the garden with friends. Obviously if you don't have time to make your own pasta a good shop bought one will do, making this dish a very quick and easy one to prepare at the last moment.