In a bid to grow Onion Rings and Things into an all-around resource for mommies, I decided last December to do a minor rebrand of the blog and include crafts, printables, homemade beauty treats and homemaking tips along with delicious recipes. So far, I’ve been pretty good with the printables and simple crafts and presently have a good number available for you to use.
Today, I’d like to share with you the first in my series of kitchen hacks, one that has helped me save money throughout the year.
Guys, meet my cooking pal, Willie!
Willie was a bunch of scallion scraps I was going to throw away in the trash but decided to stick into a glass of water instead. He now sits on my kitchen windowsill and keeps me company while I go about with my cooking. Not only does he bring a splash of lively green to my kitchen decor, he also provides me with all the green onions my heart desires.
Green onions are far from expensive. Maybe 2 or 3 bunches for a dollar at the most? But considering they’re mainly used for garnishing and lose freshness fast, that dollar for a couple of bunches quickly adds up. Unless I’m making a recipe such as mongolian beef which requires a good amount to use, most of the green onions I buy end up as waste in the trash.
That was until I discovered how to regrow green onions from scraps!
Nowadays, I just snip Willie here and there for the scallions I need! I just make sure I change the water in the glass when it gets cloudy and I get my own fresh supply of green onions indefinitely. In fact, I haven’t bought green onions for awhile and that translates to a couple of hundred dollars saved a year!