Bunching onion harvest

Bunching onion harvest.

On July 2, the bunching onions were harvested. As I wrote about in the post Vegetable garden in June, I don’t remember planting these onions. It must have been last fall with the garlic. I don’t remember where I bought the plants from. It must have been from the Maine Potato Lady. In which case, they would be Egyptian walking onions, not bunching onions. Whatever.

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Recently, they started to bloom and to develop a hard stalk, like the leeks, so I pulled them all, cleaned them for the most part in the garden, brought them in for a quick final wash, and took the photo above. They obviously aren’t storage onions, so I will put them in the refrigerator and use them quickly.

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Last night, I fried some bacon, boiled some turnips from the vegetable garden, sautéd some of the onions in some bacon fat, sprinkled a little flour over the onions and stirred while they cooked a while longer, added some chicken broth and some crumbled bacon. See photo above. It was great with some toasted crusty bread and a green salad from the garden. The basic recipe for the onion and turnip dish is from Marian Morash’s The Victory Garden Cookbook. I added the bacon.

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