Because mother nature worked way too hard to make them just a garnish.
Our FarmFix and FamilyFix boxes included green onions this week from Seabert Farms in Lockport, NY. Whoop whoop! Green onions, or scallions, are known for their mellow-onion taste and gorgeous garnishing. But there are SO many more ways to use green onions, many of which will elevate your dishes in an easy, healthy way. Let's take a look!
Beauties from Seabert Farms in Lockport, NY
How do you like using your green onions in the kitchen? Leave a comment below!
You do not need a 3.5 hour course to administer veggie CPR, just a Tupperware, a knife and some water.
We have all been there: you open the fridge hoping to find inspiration for dinner. Instead, sad wilted vegetables look up at you in despair. Your first instinct may be to toss them, but produce can actually be "revived" very easily. Not only does this prevent unnecessary trips to the grocery store, but it also prevents food waste, a win-win in our book.
Vegetables generally become limp because they are dehydrated. Even if veggies are kept in the fridge, they are still prone to dehydration through evaporation. Veggie drawers, or "crisper drawers", prevent humidity from escaping which extend the life of your veggies, although may still allow gradual dehydration. Best solution to prevent or cure the notorious veggie limp?
That's right, our vegetables are just thirsty! Allowing a short time for vegetables to rehydrate will dramatically improve their quality. Fortunately, it only takes about a half hour/hour and the veggie limp is cured. Much faster than a trip to the grocery store!
For taller vegetables such as carrots, celery, asparagus, and herbs, trim the bottoms and stick up-right in a cup or jar of water for about a half hour. If you are reviving them to cook/eat in the future, trim the bottoms and allow the entire veggie to soak in a Tupperware container. For all other vegetables, including radishes, lettuces, kale and peppers, simply soak them in a bowl of water and allow to sit for a half hour. Use a Tupperware if you will be preparing/consuming later.
Ahhhh, much better!
I let mine sit in a Tupperware in the fridge for a few hours before dinner preparation. If you decide to leave them in for a few hours like me or overnight, make sure you change the water and rinse the vegetable as there can be yucky build-up in the water. This build-up is totally fine, and most certainly will not harm you! Just make sure you give them a good rinse.
If after your successful revival you are still not ready to cook/consume, keep them in a dry, sealed Tupperware. Keeping them in the water 12+ hours can make them rot, and trust me, after your time and dedication put fourth, the last thing you want to do is see your precious vegetable rot!
Now you have completed the Vegetable Revival 101 course, congratulations! We hope this helps combating your kitchen food waste and minimizes unnecessary trips to the grocery store. Let us know how you extend the life of your veggies in the comments below!
Allow us to introduce ourselves...
Hello! We are FreshFix, a team of Buffalonians on a mission to provide locally-grown produce and artisan foods to our neighbors. Many people want to support local but do not have time to browse the Farmers' Market or may not enjoy the mystery component to a CSA share. That's where we come in! FreshFix offers completely customizable boxes of locally-grown produce delivered right to your door. We also offer add-on products such as meat, dairy, eggs, bread, pasta, and sweets. The best part is, you can skip your weekly box if you are traveling or maybe you harvested a good bounty from your garden.
FreshFix started back in 2015 when Co-Owners Joshua Bowen and Lucia Leone saw potential in this type of service in Buffalo after experiencing a similar, successful business in North Carolina. "We came back to Buffalo wondering why we couldn't find a convenient, flexible service like we had in NC, so we decided to open it ourselves."
The duo recognized this business as an opportunity to increase access to healthy foods and supporting local business. "We believe everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. By supporting local businesses and producers we are not only growing the economy in Western New York, but we are helping make local food more available for everyone."
FreshFix is more than a produce delivery company. It encourages healthy and sustainable lifestyles by providing a convenient way for people to access fresh produce and offering healthy recipes in the weekly customer newsletter. FreshFix also supports local farmers by purchasing produce from farms in and around Buffalo, NY and featuring add-on products from local artisans. Through FreshFix, it's easy to enjoy local, quality produce without the time or commitment.
How it Works
Ordering FreshFix is easy! Just head to our website, enter your information and voila! An email is sent out on Friday afternoons that explains what is in each box for the following week. At the same time, the Webstore opens, and you are able to add-on or swap any product until Sunday evening. Don't like radishes? Swap for lettuce instead, or be adventurous and select "Surprise Swap" and we will throw in our favorite pick for that week. Or even better, build your own box from over 100 items in our webstore. The best part is you are able to customize your delivery schedule and skip any week without charge. Maybe you are traveling, or maybe you went HARD at the Farmer's Market that week... we aren't judging!
We would love to see you on our route so we can expand our impact and, of course, deliver the freshest, yummiest foods right to your door. Click the link below to sign-up!