I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time keeping green onions fresh here in St. John’s. When I buy them they’re usually pretty sad-looking, and if I don’t use them all right away then they wilt almost immediately.
The “vegetable crisper” in my refrigerator is a dank, dark box that does nothing any good. I’ve tried keeping the onions out of the crisper, but the result is the same. I tried putting them in water inside the fridge, but then the water just froze (my fridge is ancient and can’t regulate its own temperature) and the onions died anyway.
I bought these ones and used only a few and figured I’d try leaving them out and see if anything different happened. So I put them in a cup of water and put them on a sunny windowsill. And this is the result. I lost a few strands of onion, but those that are still there are vibrant and actually growing longer — I think I have twice as much onion as I bought originally.
How do you keep your green onions fresh?