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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    13 April 2012 Walla Walla Onions planted outdoors. 13 April 2012 Walla Walla Onions Onions (30) were planted in the outdoor garden today. Onions can withstand some cool temperatures. The ground temperature at six inches was 10C and at the surface in the Sun about 20C. A dog leash was used as as...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    30 July 2011 Spanish Onions. 30 July 2011 Onions The two rows of onions were pulled today (about 60 onions). Time to pull is determined by the stalks falling over and going soft just above the bulb. They will be allowed to dry in the Sun for about two days then will be trimmed for storage in the...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    Peter's Baked Stuffed Onions (courtesy of allrecipes.com) 1/2 cup uncooked white rice 6 large Vidalia onions 3/4 pound ground spicy pork sausage 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 egg, beaten 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons chopped...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    This is the first in many a year that I have had onions in my garden. They are a red torpedo type. How do I know when they are ready to harvest? Will the tops start dying down or do they do that when you lay them out to cure them?
  5. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I checked and might of over looked it, but didn't see anything.. Can you put green onions in the freezer for later use, has anyone done it???
  6. Kitchen Basics
    I hope that someone can help. I have a LOAD of sliced onions. What is the best way to preserve them - raw or fried? Thanks.
  7. Just Tips
    Sweet onions (Walla Walla, Vidalia, Texas SuperSweet, and Maui) are a special variety that have a higher sugar content than regular onions. These onions are best used raw (salads, sandwiches...). When you are cooking onions, choose regular onions because sweet onions have more moisture and...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    Spanish Onions Harvested http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WAAPU 21 August 2009 Spanish Onions Harvested The tops were soft just above the bulb. This is a good indication that the onions are ready to harvest. Sixty seven plants were collected for a total weight of 42 pound about a 1/2 pound per onion...
  9. Question and Answer
    Most times here we can buy onions and really big carrots for very little money. I use these for stew a lot. Storing the carrots in the fridge takes up a LOT of room. Because I use onions a lot some months and very little another month, I have been getting a lot of rot in them. My question -...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    Onions http://www.durgan.org/URL/?Onions 10 April 2009 Planting Onions. About 200 onion bulbs were planted. They were locally purchased and are classified as Spanish, White, Cooking and Shallots (green bunching). They bulbs were planted to a depth just up to the shoulder, about a third out of...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    The wild onions are now out in abundance in our fields. They're at their best, young and tender. They taste like a cross between chives and green onions. I use them in soups, stews, casseroles and sauces and put them on pasta/potato/green salads. Just wondering, does anyone else look...
  12. Soups and Stews
    Do you make French onion soup? I do. I like to save broth from a roast to use as my soup base. When I see a good deal on onions I make soup. My special ingredients include beer and brown sugar. It's a frugal and delicious meal. The problem: I CAN NOT STAND TO CUT ONIONS! Why do they bother me...
  13. Just Tips
    I'm not sure if this tip has been posted in the past, but I found it today: If you're going to cut onions then make sure you a) have good ventilation, b) soak them in water, and c) use a sharp knife. I've tried the candle burning trick, the wearing goggles trick, etc but I found the three...
  14. Kitchen Basics
    What is the best way to freeze and unthaw onions?
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?QDFKW 28 September 2008 Spanish Onions dried for storage. Next year as the onions bulge from the ground they will be covered with mulch. I notice the tops stay green longer, hence possibly larger bulbs. As to exposing to Sun to reduce the sting, I have drawn no...
  16. Healthy Cooking
    SAUCY BEEF AND ONIONS 12 oz lean ground beef or veal 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges 1 clove garlic, minced 1 12-ounce jar fat free beef gravy 2/3 cup light dairy sour cream 1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce 3/4 tsp snipped fresh thyme or sage or 1/4 tsp...
  17. General Chat
    Went to the store today to do the food shopping and onions were on my list. (have not bought any in a while as I usually buy the 3# bags.) They wanted $1.67 a pound. WHAT NO WAY am I paying that. The 3# bags were $5.99 and 3# of organic were $4.99. When did onions become so high. I guess I...
  18. Kitchen Basics
    I though since i was sooo late on starting the "Iron Chef" Like challenges that we'd do our first with something we all probably have. List your fav onion recipes. Today I got Chipolline Onions and here's the recipes i got with them Verona Style Chipollines 8 oz peeled and trimmed Chipolline...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    I had my son, his wife, a grand-daughter come for the past weekend. They came to see the newest addition to our family. My 2nd son and his wife had a little girl on thrus morning(all is well PTL). I wasn't really perpared and wasn't sure what to fix for meals. Well they are from the south so I...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    not so much money.... Does anyone have any ideas for how to use up 50lbs of onions? I have a giant bag, but not a lot of money for groceries..... are there any onion recipes aside from french onion soup? ideas? babs with root vegetables
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