Friday, April 30, 2010

Onions: Bulbous Goodness

The in-laws live about 4min (by car [45min by foot]) down the road and run a 50 acre commercial farm and had a bumper crop of onions this season. Unfortunately there was a glut in the market and it was not viable to even harvest the crop.

So...a pair of shears and a few boxes later we had oodles of onions and 3 dirt covered and very happy boys who enjoyed running across a 10 acre field as much as cutting the onions. Onions are a pretty well known food source and have been cultivated for over 5000 years (yep they found traces in Bronze Age settlements!). Onions have great health benefits as well and are effective against a plethora of conditions ranging from the common cold to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other killers and debilitators.

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