Endless Green Onions, Chaffles, and Dual Feed

How’s that for a title? 🙂

I eat a lot of green onions. I adore them. A week or two ago, I was walking with a girlfriend and for whatever reason, she mentioned she kept her green onions growing endlessly in her window.

!!! I wasn’t sure that was going to work, I’ve not had much luck with other produce growing that way, but I was certainly willing to give it a try! Another girlfriend gave me a cup for Christmas that says “Believe”… and it seem perfect for my experiment!

Guess what? Not only does it work, but they grow so fast I can barely stay on top of them. I bought two bunches of organic green onions to start, and it’s plenty. Yay!

That brings me to my latest discovery, “Chaffles”. That my friends, is a cheese waffle, and I do believe it is a game changer for me. This morning I made ham and green onion Chaffles.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of deli ham, diced
  • 4 green onion tops, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Scramble the eggs, stir in the rest, and cook in a pre-heated waffle iron about 5 minutes, or to whatever crispiness you prefer.

Even Jim, who is spoiled by my whole grain, sourdough waffles, was impressed.

We have a deep Belgian waffle maker, which is great, but I’d also like to experiment with thinner Chaffles, so I ordered a Dash Mini off of Amazon, (affiliate link) it’s the waffle maker everyone is raving about for Chaffles. And it comes in red! Woohoo!

My sashing fabric for the Churn Dash quilt came last night, and I started cutting and piecing the sashing this morning. I’m still waiting on Jim to lube my Singer 401 so I can do some comparison stitching, but I admit I have my doubts.

That sashing section is sewn on my Bernina 740 with the dual feed engaged. No adjustments are needed, and no pinning is required for the ends to meet perfectly. They just do. Which is why, I’m convinced great tools do indeed, make me a better seamstress.

Having recently joined the 2020 Moda Blockheads quilt-along, quarter-inch seems have come up often in the Facebook group. People go on and on about how important the correct quarter-inch seam allowance is, but no one ever addresses how much more important accurate cutting is.

I struggled for years with what I thought was a poor seam allowance, when in reality, I can’t cut accurately to save my life. Which is why I heavily invested in my Studio die cutter and endless dies. Another compelling argument for great tools. I still can’t cut. And so I don’t. I die cut… everything.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Maureen Pinwill

    I love green onions and grow them in my garden. Now I will keep a few on my window sill for convenience.

    1. tinksquared

      It really works! They grow like crazy! Just remember to change out the water and rinse them off every few days.

  2. Beth Rogers

    So you just keep them in water, like hydroponics? Wondering if you could put them in dirt instead, to save having to remember to rinse.

    1. tinksquared

      Yes. I’m sure you could plant them, but I’m not sure they’d survive the winter if your area gets below freezing?

  3. Jane

    Are you going to experiment making sweet chaffles?

    1. tinksquared

      I might if I get a craving, but while I’m dieting, I usually satisfy my sweet tooth with peanut butter. But yes, probably I will. LOL

  4. Paula Manning

    You will love the dash mini. A perfect size! And sweet chaffles are great. Tried cake batter flavoring, top with whipped cream. Perfect sweet fix! Pinterest and the yahoo groups are a gold mine.

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