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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Suffs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:59 am

Hmm Bro bought himself a bike not long ago .... ;)

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:14 am

:lol: :lol:

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:58 am

Suffs wrote:Hmm Bro bought himself a bike not long ago .... ;)

Ah well, next gift can be the stripy top or the beret :lol:

Actually my dad used to wear a beret when commuting by bike, stayed on well and was fairly waterproof - he went to work by taking his bike to Portsmouth on the Gosport ferry so he needed to cover his head

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Suffs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Don't think horizontal stripes would do Bro any favours :shock: :lol:

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby halfateabag » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:50 pm

So Suff, if your bro' was to ride a bike and peddle (geddit)! his onions, how would you dress him or think he would like to be dressed ??

The Roscoff onions I bought in France were not cheap either...

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby jeral » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:43 pm

Suffs, awesome indeed, indeed. I was just wondering how many onions there were in a ton (more or less) after seeing the 3,500 ton store.

As our PM wants doctors to recommend cycling to counter obesity, perhaps peddling/pedalling onions might return, although given the cost of a bike it'd make the onions eyewatering in price as well.
*Gets coat*

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Suffs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:44 pm

:lol:

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Loulou » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:50 pm

Stokey Sue wrote:Roscoff onions used to arrive like this when I was a child, sold in strings by Breton men on bicycles, they went door to door

I think people believe it’s a myth, but I lived within cycling distance of the ferry ports

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Believe it or not, the ‘onion Johnnie’ was a regular visitor to our 3rd Floor tenement flat in Glasgow. My mum’s French was excellent and he always stayed for a cup of tea and a chat!

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Loulou » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:57 pm

Just remembered another interesting onion snippet. I have seen on lots of cruise menus Videlia Onion Tart, which apparently is an American variety - quite sweet I think? Not tried it as there were always more interesting things to have!

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Suffs » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:09 pm

Just googled Videlia onion tart ... there’s a huge variations in the recipes online, including one with evaporated milk and powdered leek soup ... I didn’t think I’d ever have a need to use this but now I have :vomit

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Loulou » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Suffs wrote:Just googled Videlia onion tart ... there’s a huge variations in the recipes online, including one with evaporated milk and powdered leek soup ... I didn’t think I’d ever have a need to use this but now I have :vomit

Hm don’t blame you, sounds revolting!

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:35 pm

Vidalia onions are sweet onions - I looked them up ages ago because characters in the Patricia Cornwell crime novels seemed incapable of making a salad or a sandwich without them

I just looked them up again and it seems they have the US equivalent of a PDO or appellation, they are grown in Georgia in a restricted area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidalia_onion

So they should make a very nice tart in the hands of a good chef!

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Amyw » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:38 pm

One of my new favourite supermarket finds is M&S pickled red onions . Lovely with feta in a salad

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Badger's Mate » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:56 pm

They sound interesting Amy, I'll probably start to venture into shops next month, if I remember I'll check out M&S in Hertford.

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby KeenCook2 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Brilliant, Suffs! Is your bro's farm on the list?

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Re: In Awe of Onions

Postby Suffs » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:41 pm

It is, KC2 :thumbsup ... you have a PM :D

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