Do you wish you didn’t have to go to the store every time you needed green onions (a.k.a. scallions)?
Next time you chop a bunch of ’em to cook, save the bottom bits -the part with the roots- and plop them in a jar with a little bit of water in the bottom. Change the water every day or so and watch them grow! I’ve gradually moved mine into the planter boxes on my patio over time (especially in the summer months), but I hear you can also just leave them in a glass with water. Voila, now you have green onions in the future, and didn’t even need to buy any seeds. Advice: don’t leave the same water in there too long or it can start to rot.
I felt inspired to share this after my friend Michelle expressed surprise at seeing me with this trick. Apparently, the internet’s covered it. However, I offer links to bonus content for other allium-related info for your entertainment. Continue Reading
Per last week’s comment: sadly, my stand-up paddle board (SUP) yoga class was cancelled, so nothing new to report on that front. Apparently everyone else is too chicken or prudent to sign up for September classes on the water, especially during a Seahawks game. Anyway..:
So K________ grew upo, also known as calabash or bottle squash for the first time this year, from some seeds his dad gave him. He was literally getting in touch with his roots (from the Philippines). These squash almost grew to be larger than the neighborhood kids who were checking on their progress every day, and definitely caused more than one random neighbor to stop by and ask who the heck kind of squash it was.
K_______ was kind enough to chop one up for ease of cooking, so one night when my friend J______ generously acquired some Aidell’s pineapple & bacon smoked chicken sausage, I sauteed some onions on medium, threw in the sausage, garlic and upo, and fried it all up for dinner. Continue Reading
Had some freshly-fallen zucchini squash blossoms in the garden I’ve been busying myself with..
So I cribbed a recipe for goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms from Gena Knox for a trial run, baking at 350 for 15-20 minutes. 2018 post-script note: since the source URL appears to have morphed and eliminated the recipe, here it is, based on my 2014 notes.
2.5 ounces goat cheese, softened
1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 squash blossoms
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield 3 tiny servings
Cook time: 15 minutes
Scaling note: Gena’s recipe did 4 oz cheese and everything else doubled except the egg, for 6 servings.