This is a simple and free method to regrow green onions!
Hoping that everyone had a fabulous weekend! I spent the weekend doing my first wedding dress alteration. I managed to hold it to only a few tears. We have been engaged for over a year so most wedding things that I have done so far were pretty uneventful. Even when I “said yes to the dress!” I didn’t have any tears. But ever since I met with my musicians for the ceremony I am constantly fighting back tears no matter what wedding task I am doing. Maybe it was being in the church and hearing the music that made me realize that this is really happening! And soon! Whatever the cause, the waterworks now flow freely.
I spent the previous weekend at a fabulous bridal shower that Trevor’s side of the family threw for me. I am totally not used to being the center of attention like that! But the food was ammmazing. I held it to one plate because again, wedding dress time is near. I couldn’t help but to snap a picture of the beautiful bouquet of roses that they sent home with me (on top of the wonderful gifts that I received).
For anyone who has gotten married, been a part of a wedding or even just thought of the word wedding, you all know that they usually don’t come for cheap! We have spent the last year and a half saving up for our first house (we moved into the house in May!) and then to help pay for the wedding. With all that money saving, I am always looking for ways to incorporate free foods/recipes into my meal planning. (I consider free foods to be something that you make with a food item or scrap that normally would have been thrown away.) I cook and garnish dishes with green onions frequently and while a bag of green onions isn’t super expensive, they usually went bad before I could use them all. You can freeze green onions but they lose their texture and color once frozen, which isn’t ideal for garnishes.
Solution to this problem? Why growing your own green onions in your window sill of course! The best part is that even if you have killed every plant/flower/bush or any other organism with roots, you will NOT kill these I promise!
Next time that you buy green onions from the grocery store, chop off the bottom white parts so that there is about 1 inch of white stem above the roots. I would suggest splurging for organic green onions if possible. This will be a one-time expense so it is okay to splurge a little bit here!
Next, fill a small bowl (I used a condiment dip bowl) with about 1/2 inch of water (or enough to cover the roots) and place the green onion stems in the bowl. Place the bowl in a well-lighted area or window sill.
This picture was taken a week after I placed the stems in the bowl. These things grow fast! You don’t need to water these daily, but make sure that there is enough water in the bowl at all times to keep the roots submerged. After they are at least 3-4 inches tall, place them in a taller jar or glass. (I used a quart sized mason jar)
Again, keep the jar in a window sill or well lit area on your counter top. After two weeks they will start to shoot out of the top of your jar. I use kitchen sheers to snip off a portion that I want to use. You can see the brown tips on the ones that I have cut already. I have had these growing for two months and haven’t run out yet!
Do you have any free recipes/foods? I would love to hear more!