Don't Let Your Onions Rot On The Allotment, Get Them In The Freezer.
Saturday was a brilliant day here in Southern Ireland. Some of my onions have started to look sorry for themselves and I thought there is no point waiting for the sun to shine, so we decided to harvest them. This involved us digging and pulling and topping and tailing and peeling and chopping them into banana shapes and pushing them down the chute into the 'carboot sale special' (a fiver twelve years ago) food processor. Then we placed the shredded onions in 'seal it' bags and dropped them in the freezer. The one who must be obeyed invented this method. She (who is she, the cat's mother?") informs me that you don't even need to blanch them. We have about thirty bags of onions ready for the winter stews and curries.
Then I dug over the soil and we planted leeks (dibber makes holes and drop the leek plants in) and sowed some Autumn King carrots. So don't wait for the onions to rot in your allotment/kitchen garden. Have a 'kitchen day' and make loads of ready made onions for all those autumn and winter feasts. Do you think this is how Marks and Sparks began their 'ready washed and peeled vegetables' food empire? This time next year we will be millionaires. Is there anyway I can bottle 'Irish Mizzle - mist and drizzle?'