Monday, July 29, 2013

Spring onion on my kitchen

Personally I do not like the taste of spring onions but they are essential to some Asia dishes and I must admit that they do give a unique aroma to the dishes. 

A packet of spring onions cost slightly more then a dollar for 4-5 bulbs.  As a weekend home cooker, I'll probably use 1 small stalk for a dish then chuck the rest of it into the fridge.  It will most likely still be there the following week or even the week after next.  By the time I need to use it for a dish, it has turned yellow or dried up.  There goes my $1...  It happened so many times that most of the time I just omit this from the dish I am preparing to cook, I really do not like to waste food no mater how much they cost.

So, feeling guilty I decided that I want to grow my own spring onions!  I bought a packet of beautiful spring onion last week, telling myself that after using some I will put them into the water and grow them.  It did not happened until yesterday while I was preparing dinner.  I went to the fridge to take them out only to discover that they've turned limp, dry and yellowish.  Regardless, I took 2 bulbs with roots and plopped them into a jar filled with enough water to cover the roots.

My sad looking spring onion

Looking at it, I realized that's a lot of spring onions!  Let's hope that they will flourish and able to last for at least a month, or long enough for me to find out how to grow spring onions in my balcony.  Till then, I am satisfied with them sitting at my kitchen counter.

8 comments:

  1. I do the same thing with my spring onions too! If you snip off the tops, they will keep sprouting back. Definitely a good move!

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    1. I checked mine and its dying!!! I think I have to put it in the soil.

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  2. I have been trying to grow spring onions too - without success. I have even given up on that for the time being. I like to add it to our soups, so I just buy whenever I need one. Hope your little project thrives. :-)

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    1. As of today, its dying!!! I have to find ways to save the plant :P

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  3. The spring onion is fully grown. All it will do is produce a flower of sorts and go to seed. However, the water will keep it alive for a while. Have you tried slicing it very finely, srparating the strands, and adding them to dishes? Returning the visit from UBC.

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    1. Yupe I did Francene, my steamed fish tastes better with it added in =)

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  4. Yes spring onions can be tricky. But like you say many Asian dishes would be very different without this delicate plant.

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    1. Its a love-hate affair for me hehehe~

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