Five minute eco: Negi

Negi are all different types of onions - tama negi is a brown onion, for example. The negi I am talking about today are the thin ones that look like chives. In Japan, they come with the roots still on the bottom. I discovered rather serendipitiously that they can regenerate from these roots if you stick them in soil. So - my eco/thrift tip of the week is to plant your negi roots in a pot and harvest and hopefully reharvest... Saving the negi ends from the bin and saving the 200 yen or so needed to buy negi at the supermarket. Eco and thrift in perfect harmony.

By the way, negi are really yummy in all sorts of miso soup and the really good seafood pie I made yesterday.


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