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Beware the onion blob!

By Penny Stine



I've been pulling onions for a couple of weeks, after I discovered that the texture was improving after a brief period of mushiness in September. I still have have a few in the ground, too. The harvested ones were piling up on a tray on my back deck in the shade, which was a fine place for them to cure in the fall. I don't think it's such a great place for winter, when they would all freeze like little onion-cycles. Actually, that should be onioncicles, since they'd be frozen onions rather than onions with two wheels. 

Although my attempts to braid garlic didn't result in beautiful garlic braids, I did end up with OK braids. They're hanging on my kitchen wall and are slowly disappearing as I use the garlic. Without consulting a youtube video, I attempted an onion braid.




I got an onion blob.

They are all bound together, however, and I was able to hang them from our wine rack, off to the side where my husband won't bump his head when he does the dishes, so I'm happy with my hanging onion blob.

These onions are really small - just slightly bigger than a green onion. They have a nice flavor, however, and will probably keep for another month or two as I slowly use them.

I'm going to let the remainder of the ones out in the garden stay out in the garden through the winter, just to see if I can pull them in December or January  (I doubt it) or will still be a good texture in February and March when the ground might start softening again enough for me to pull them out of the dirt.  


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