Articles About Onions
Onion Varieties. There are a number of ways in which Onions are grouped. Grouping onions by taste is one way . You have only Sweet or Pungent using this method. The pungent or strong-flavored varieties and the milder ones. Milder varieties include Slicing varieties that we use for onion rings and sandwiches, like 'Sweet Spanish', and big red onions. Grouping onions by Storage qualities is another method and Marketing & Culinary purposes are a third.
Walking Onions - Egyptian walking Onions are the most common name for this very prolific and unusual Onion variety. Other names include Tree Onion because of their tendency to produce a branching stalk from a cluster of onion sets at the plants top giving them a tree-like appearance. Top-setting onions because they set onion clusters at the plant top as opposed to the common subterranean onions that other varieties produce. Winter Onions because of their Cold Hardiness. Perennial Onions because so long long as you leave the subterranean bulb / root undisturbed they will continue to come back and produce more top onions season after season. The 'Egyptian' accolade was errantly assigned by seedsmen years ago, but these Onions probably didn't originate in Egypt and are believed to be a hybrid of common onions and welsh onions.
Preparing and Preserving Onions
Onion Recipes Onions are an ingredient in many many dishes. They are a flavoring, a spice and at times a secret ingredient. They titillate our taste buds when blended into delicious meals and adorn our burgers and steaks. Onions can also be the main dish, or at times an appetizer all by themselves.
Pickled Onions. Onions have been preserved via Pickling since pre-history. Some of the first foods Humans ever pickled were more than likely Onions.