Green Onion Sprouts
Green Onion Sprouts

With the growing concern of genetically modified foods (GMOs) that are known to cause diseases like diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, respiratory problems to name a few, I am very concerned about what the FDA is allowing to be put into our food.  So, I set out to find out more about growing my own vegetables.

In my research I found this really neat thing.

You can take scallions ( green onions) and chop the green off and let the roots re-hydrate by soaking in  water overnight and planting OR just amazingly leave them grow in water that you change everyday. Just enough water to cover the roots. Whats even more amazing is the rate at which they grow!

The photo I have displayed is only four days growth. If you look closely you can see where I had cut the stalks off four days before. AMAZING! I hope that you will give this a try the next time you purchase some. Rather than discard the roots and white bottom part,  just set in a cup with just enough water to cover the roots. Even if you don’t put in dirt, they will grow at this fast rate.

Not only will you be fascinated with the growth rate but you’ll save a bit of money too. Just cut off stalk  again and it’ll keep regrowing. Somewhere I read this only occurs for four times but I’ve had them regrowing after that. Have a blessed day!


To view photo please see my lemon mouse.


Oranges (this also works with lemons and cucumbers as well)
Potato peeler


1.  Hold orange with fingers touching stem part and bottom of orange

2. With potato peeler, from stem to bottom, peel off rind of orange evenly spaced all the way around orange. You should have an orange with the pith showing in a striped design.

3. Slice orange in 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Arrange on plate.

Have a blessed day!



Click to enlarge image
Click to enlarge image

LEMON MOUSE (  Yes I do mean mouse and not mousse.)


Peppercorns or cloves
Toothpicks or skewer
Paring knife or sharp steak knife
Kitchen shears (optional)



1. Slice small area off of worst side of lemon to make a flat base so mouse can stand and not roll.  Do not discard cut piece.

2. Locate the pointy part of the lemon. This end end will be the mouse’s face.

3.From piece you cut off lemon,  scrape lemon off the  peel and cut two round shapes. You may use kitchen shears if you wish.  Then poke two  slits with knife on top of front end and insert circles. This will be the mouse’s ears.
( I found it helpful to cut circle pattern till close to end of circle and make a square piece jutting downward to be easier. It is easier to insert in slit and  to stay put in slit.)

4. With  a toothpick or skewer poke two holes where eyes will be and then push clove or peppercorns in holes to create the mouse’s eyes.

5. Poke three holes with toothpick or skewer on sides of nose and carefully insert chives for whiskers.

6. If you wish a tail, use potato peeler or paring knife and slice lemon peel and attach with toothpick to hind end of mouse.

7. With a toothpick, poke two or three small holes where the whiskers will be. With scissors, cut chives to size.

Have a blessed day!