Like a bloomin’ onion
Yo, yo. How does your garden grow?
Like a bloomin’ onion! That’s how. In my kitchen window. Booyah!
I haven’t told you but I’ve slowly been trying to style my kitchen window. In the midst of yet another renter decorating dilemma, I decided to try grow green onion in my window.
But first here’s some inspiration of how I really want my kitchen window to be styled. I’d love to put multi-colored bottles on it or real planters on glass shelves, but it’s just not going to happen up in this place. My sill just isn’t that wide. A girl can dream…
And now getting back to the point of this post. On one of my Pinterest excursions found a tip for making green onions last longer by sticking them in water so they regrow. When one of my recipes called for green onions, I was more than excited to put it to the test. It’s like getting three green onion bunches for the price of one.
How to grow green onions in just 3 easy steps:
- Fill a pitcher or jar with enough water to cover the white parts. (I used my trusty Blenko pitcher that lives on the windowsill anyway.)
- Arrange the grassy onion stalks so they fan out at the top.
- Cut and enjoy your green onions as they regrow.
It worked and I made my kitchen greener in the process! Having something edible, green and growing makes the kitchen window look pretty cool.
Look how the roots have really taken off. It’s even going to flower. (See the bud up there in the picture!!) Yes, I’m pointing in real life. As a bonus, the greenery has made doing the dishes 100 times more pleasant and cheery.
[UPDATE: The green onions are still growing strong after more than a month in my kitchen window! Maybe I have a green thumb after all.]
In other kitchen news
I am also excited to share that I finally got this trivet from my mum put up over the stove. It required a longer nail since it has little feet that make it stick out from the wall. A trip to the hardware store needed to happen before it could take it’s rightful place over the stove.
I love it in that space. It’s so much better than a blank wall. My kitchen is such a small space. The trivet is not as overwhelming as letters would have been. It’s also a less expensive project. It was less than $1 for the nail (Thanks for the cute trivet, Mum!) versus the time and bit of cash involved in creating my own knock off Anthropologie-inspired cardboard letters. I may just use the idea somewhere else. You never know.
So Tell me: How do you style your kitchen window? Have you struggled with the space above the stove?
I would have really loved to tie the space into a dramatic backsplash. Perhaps do some metal ceiling tiles, but alas I’m a renter and there are limitations, just not on creativity.