14 Feb '12, 1am

Rediscover Onions: 2 Delicious Recipes: Of all the vegetables on the farm, the onion is certainly the most patie...

Rediscover Onions: 2 Delicious Recipes: Of all the vegetables on the farm, the onion is certainly the most patie...

Of all the vegetables on the farm, the onion is certainly the most patient but least celebrated. Months after more delicate offerings have perished on the vines, weeks after even the hardiest greens succumb to frosty weather, onions lie in wait. Even under a light blanket of snow, they wait to be discovered, like pungent little jewels hidden deep in the earth. Harvested just before the ground freezes solid, they sit patiently—often for months–placidly waiting in storage bins. And then, to be cast into the role of supporting player or a mere addition to mirapoix: maybe it’s just karma that onions make us shed a few tears. But please do not be sad if your onion makes you cry; cutting into one breaks cell walls in the plant, releasing sulfur compounds that sting your eyes and stimulate the flow of tears. In the true fashion of a double-edged sword, those irritating compounds ...

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