All three of these herbs are perennials for me in my garden and in fact my herbs are quite large already. I don't think the parsley is supposed to be a perennial, but it was so warm this winter it never died. I like to finely chop the chives first, then mince the tarragon (leaves only) and parsley (small stems are fine, just toss the big woody ones), then mince the whole thing together.
- sprinkle on fish and bake
- toss into scrambled eggs or omelets
- simmer with some heavy cream for a decadent sauce for chicken or fish
- mix with softened butter to make a compound herb butter and slip some under the skin of chicken breasts before baking
- stir into rice or mashed potatoes
- use as a unique seasoning for chicken salad or potato salad