Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quick Tip: Get the most from your Scallions

I hate opening my refrigerator only to discover my herbs have gone bad because I didn’t use them quick enough or store them properly for that matter.

Did you know, you can re-grow scallions by putting them in water? Did you know you can freeze them for a later use and they thaw perfectly?  Who knew!   

Here is what I do with my scallions the day I bring them home from the grocery store:

What you will Need  

Fresh bunch of Scallions (aka Green Onions)*
Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Empty Water Bottle, dry
Empty Glass Jar (I used an old olive jar) *make sure it is cleaned thoroughly* 

Start by chopping the scallion tops off (just between the dark and light green of the onion.

Slice the scallion ends into small pieces

Place them in a clean, dry water bottle & place in your freezer.  When you need them they are readily available for quick measuring and use.

Take the white ends of the scallions, place them in the glass jar and fill with water, about 3-4 inches, just enough to cover the ends.

Within 2-3 days you will notice that the scallions have begun to regrow!  Continue to chop the tips off and add them to your bottle that you have in the freezer.  Change the water every 3 days.

So simple & so green!  Not only do you recycle using this method, but you are also getting the most out of your money by re-growing your own herbs!

*Scallions: also known as green onions, spring onions, salad onions, green shallots, onion sticks, long onions, baby onions, precious onions, yard onions, gibbons, or syboes

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  1. Good to know green onions freeze well! Not everything thaws nicely...

    1. The best is, once you put them in the water bottle and freeze them, they do not stick/clump together. If in the event a few do, simply shake the bottle and they break apart easily!

  2. I usually treat my fresh herbs like flowers. trim the bottoms and place in a glass jar ;) they stay fresh much longer...