Monday, January 30, 2012

Pinterest Deal or Dud?

I absolutely love Pinterest. But one thing I get frustrated with is that most people I've found just repin without changing the caption. So I have 10 people I'm following all posting a recipe that says that they've made it 10 times in the last month and everyone has kept requesting it. So I never know who actually made it 10 times and whether or not their recipes are tried and true. I have tried at least half of the things I've pinned, but I don't actually have a way of reviewing them on Pinterest, so I thought I'd do that here.
So the first pin I absolutely love is this. Did you know that, once you chop the green stems off green onions, you can simply put the whites/roots into a glass of water, and the greens will grow back?! I've done this since Thanksgiving, and it's worked every time perfectly. I even had 2 onions that I kept, used, and grew and re-grew for over 2 months. They don't have to be in the light, the temperature can vary greatly, it doesn't matter if they're in a draft. The original pin said they'll grow about an inch per day, but mine grow at least 2 inches per day. It's amazing and so convenient. Try it!


Erin said...

Good to know! I've had that on my list of things to try too. I've also seen on Pinterest that you can plant the tops of pineapples and knobs of ginger to re-grow them. I'll let you know if I actually get around to trying either of them.

My pet peeve with Pinterest is that people re-pin images without looking at the originating site. So sometimes the pins link back to websites that require a subscription to view them or it just links back to a google image without any info.

By the way, I created a 'Tried & True' board on Pinterest where I put the recipes that I've actually made and liked.

Alicia said...

Thanks for the "Tried & True" tip, Erin! I made my board and moved everything over. =)