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To answer a couple of questions...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

No, I really don't eat onions.

These are Vidalia Onions and are supposed to be "The Sweetest" onions on earth.

My DH loves his garden and gardening but part of his joy comes from sharing his bounty. He probably gives away half the garden every year if not more!

Vidalia Onions have a limited shelf life and he just gives to anyone and everyone. You can chop onions and freeze them - they become more potent after freezing though. DH would rather share than freeze them. It's ok with me, it's a blessing for him to be so willing to share with others.

Truly it is a labor of love for me since he enjoys them so much.

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MEADSBAY 2/6/2010 10:45AM

    We love onions and garlic at my house.
My DH's uncle used to send us a box of Vidalia onions every summer back when he lived in Georgia.

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I got so envious of you planting onions that I added your city to my iPhone application for weather. No wonder you are already planting onions, today you are having a rainy day and is reported to have a temperature of 49 degrees, LOL

Keep up the great work

My F-I-L loves vidalia onions as do I. He calls them Vandalia onions though, LOL

Have a great day

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_VALEO_ 2/4/2010 4:20AM

    Maybe you can echange some of your onions with a neighbor who has planted something else than you like?

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WALKINGANNIE 2/3/2010 4:24PM

    We live and learn the most surprising things on SP! It would never have occurred to me to freeze onions. Thanks for sharing.

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    Linda. I don't eat onions either. I have mellowed with age and will allow 1 tsp. of pureed onion to be added to a recipe and I will eat sauted and then mixed with LOTS of good veggies, leeks. That is it. Hate em!! Always have always will. I went to bed without dinner many times as a child, rather than eat onions. LOL


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    How wonderful of your hubby! Heart of gold on him! I love it.

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KNITTABLES 2/3/2010 1:17PM

    I love onions, and good for your hubby to give them away instead of having them go rotten.

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HAPPYBASKET 2/3/2010 12:58PM

    OOOOOHh Vidalia's! Your neighborhood is going to get very crowded. LOL emoticon . I too would dry a lot of them My former neighbor used my dehydrator a LOT so one day, he said, let me buy that from you & you borrow it from me for awhile. Friends that we were, I said sure. We went away for a month & whedn we came back, they had moved! But I am watching for another. They are a wonderful appliance. I haven't been that successful usi8ng my Microwave for that purpose. emoticon

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GRALLEN 2/3/2010 12:15PM

    I love onions. I could almost eat them like an apple..

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ASTORRES1 2/3/2010 11:23AM

    Those are my FAVORITE onions....the vadailia. Your hubby has a great heart just like you, my dear Linda!!!


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BARNABABY1 2/3/2010 10:46AM

    I wish I lived next door to you.... I'd love to know someone who had fresh veggies...especially Vidalia give away. You are very lucky to have a husband who likes to garden and is sweet enough to share his bounty! emoticon

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MSLZZY 2/3/2010 10:23AM

    We do the same with our garden and the bounty it provides. We take as much of the extra as we can to church on Sunday to share with the older people in the congregation and then in midweek, we take the rest to the cafe on main street.
We call our siblings and make sure everyone gets as much as they want. With a
200 x 250 foot space, that's a lot of veggies! But we do it in the spirit of giving all season long. Plus it is good cardio for me LOL!

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ENUFALRDY 2/3/2010 10:02AM

    Oh, I love Vidalia onions, too bad I don't live near by.

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EMILYBEMENT 2/3/2010 9:52AM

    ohhh I love that you both give to one another and others as well. No surprise here, I see what you give to so many here.
Love you, Em emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/3/2010 9:51AM

    Oh, I love Vidalia onions, too. Wish I lived close by. I did live less than 30 miles from Vidalia for 6 years in the little town of Hazlehurst. Actually, the locals would tell you that Vidalia onions can only really grow in Vidalia. In any other soil they just taste a little different.

Sounds like your husband is a giving, loving person. Good for you for encouraging such a positive hobby!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/3/2010 9:43AM


*I* love onions. But my trainer has put a moratorium on them on training days. Because they have certain, er, sulfurous *gassy* effects, if you know what I mean...

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SMB19191405 2/3/2010 9:40AM

    I love Vidalia onions! Sharing is wonderful - but you know you can also dry your onions. Slice them and put them in a dehydrator. Store in a glass jar with a tight lid. They are great for soups, chili, roasts, etc. Anywhere you have a bit of liquid to rehydrate them.
I wish I lived near you ..... I would love to take some of those onions off his hands. emoticon

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MESSENE 2/3/2010 9:35AM

    Yum! emoticon I just love sweet onions! I eat raw sweet onions everyday, and can't live without them. emoticon emoticon They are emoticon for the heart too. I was wondering where you live? Since your planting onions already. Wish You a super emoticon day! emoticon emoticon

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