Onions in the Raw: Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onion

Gyros sandwiches are a street food favorite – and easier to make at home than you might think. Simply choose ground beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey and they are easily adaptable.  The key to making them at home is to create skewers of ground meat, sometimes called kofta that will cook quickly on the grill. To serve, slide the meat off the skewer and roughly chop it and stuff into pita bread.

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Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions 

As we move into the spring season, I highly recommend these gyros be the first recipe on the grill to help you ring in warmer weather. Our version uses lean beef which stays tender and juicy during grilling thanks to finely diced onions. Flavored with mint along with other herbs and spices, and topped with sliced onions that have been lightly marinated in dill and lemon juice. We like to serve it in a pita, but is also delicious over chopped greens as a gyro salad!

This recipe also kicks off the first in our series for Onions in the Raw! #OnionsintheRaw

#OnionsintheRaw

By the season:

Spring/Summer varieties of onions are generally milder in flavor, higher in water content, thus giving them a crisp texture.  They are especially ideal for raw and grilled uses.

By the color:

Yellow onion varieties we know by name like Vidalia, Walla Walla, and Maui Sweets are most famous for their mild flavor. From burgers and brats to salsa and salads, raw yellow onions are the perfect companion to any dish.

Red onions can be peppery or spicy, but the spring/summer varieties are much tamer. Often eaten raw on salads or sandwiches, their bright color and flavor are equally great for pickling, marinating, grilling or roasting.

Crisp, with a definite onion flavor, white onions are known to have a cleaner finish on the back of your tongue, leaving very little aftertaste. Raw white onions are an excellent choice for salsas, deli sandwiches, and in prepared salads (i.e. pasta or potato salad).

As the spring and summer months bring cravings for fresh, flavorful dishes that use raw onions, we’ll be bringing you a few recipes to satisfy those cravings.

We also want to see your ideas! Let us know how you use raw onions by tagging your photos and posts on social media with #onionsintheraw!

What a wonderful way to enjoy the taste of raw onions with this fabulous Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions dish. Easy to make and devour. #OnionsintheRaw

Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions

Makes:  4 servings

Prep Time:  30 minutes

Grilling Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

Marinated Onions
1 large yellow onion

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

6 ounces low-fat plain Greek yogurt

1/3 cup diced cucumber

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Gyros

1 pound lean ground beef

1 clove garlic, grated

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

½ teaspoon lemon zest

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes

4 pita bread rounds, warmed

1 medium tomato, halved and sliced

Preparation

First prepare the onions. Cut the onion in half from stem to root and peel. Thinly slice one half of the onion and place the slices in a medium bowl. Add the lemon juice, dill, and salt. Toss to coat the onion slices and let marinade while you continue with the sauce and gyros.

Finely dice the other half of the onion.

Make the cucumber yogurt sauce by adding 2 tablespoons of the diced onion to a small food processor or a single serve blender cup. Add the cucumber, dill, and salt. Puree on high for 10 to 15 seconds until blended into a sauce. Pour into a container, cover, and refrigerate.

What a wonderful way to enjoy the taste of raw onions with this fabulous Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions dish. Easy to make and devour.  #OnionsintheRaw

Heat the grill to high.

To make the gyros, stir together the ground beef with the remaining diced onion in a large bowl. Mix in the mint, oregano, salt, lemon zest, and pepper. Form the seasoned meat into 4 portions. Form each portion in a 4-to-6-inch long log. Slide a skewer up into the center of each log and form the meat around the skewer.

Grill for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping at least once during cooking. Cook until no longer pink, and to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

Remove the skewers from the grill and let rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Use tongs to slide each portion of meat onto a cutting board and roughly chop.

Fill each pita with meat, and then top with onions, tomato, and sauce before serving.

There are so many ways to enjoy Onions in the Raw and these Grilled Beef Gyros is definitely one of our favorites.

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Onions in the Raw: Spring and Summer Recipes

It’s that time of year where delicious Spring and Summer Recipes are all around. There is nothing better than the taste of raw onions with a Spring or Summer dish.  We’ve been coming up with some fabulous things to bring your way and thought we would share what is on the menu.

Onions in the Raw:  Spring and Summer Recipes Coming Your Way

What is cooking over at your house? There are so many great reasons to serve up delicious recipes using raw onions. The fabulous taste of onions is never better than when the are raw. There is also the health benefits when eating your onions raw. Through the next few months we will bringing you some tasty recipes that will show off why eating Onions in the Raw can not only be fun and yummy but also healthy.

 

There are various ways to bring out the flavors of a dish especially when you add in a variety of different raw onions.  Whether it is something light or a savory main meal there are so many different ways to enjoy flavorful raw onions.

We’ll be bringing you the amazing Grilled Beef Gyros with Marinated Onions next week.  You’ll love how easy they are to put together and even easier they are to devour. Marinated onions YUM!

Pasta salad dishes with raw sweet and spicy onions and a scrumptious Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Salsa with Lime is coming throughout the rest of Spring and beginning of Summer. You won’t want to miss any of these recipes.

With so many outdoors activities during the Spring and Summer months we don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. It’s possible to spend less time cooking while eating fun and healthy. You’ll find all these with our monthly featured recipes.   Be on the lookout!

What kind of onions do you enjoy most in salads and light dishes? Spring and Summer have so many delicious options and we’ll have more to share with you and great new ways to eat and enjoy your favorite recipes with Onions in the Raw.

 

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12 Eye-Catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

There is nothing more tasty then when you bring all of your favorite things together into one dish. Whether you are wanting a breakfast, brunch, lunch or even a scrumptious dinner making any kind of fabulous Quiche Recipes with Onions will be a winner for everyone.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

How many different ways can you make a quiche? The ideas are endless.  When you add in some of your favorite ingredients with the sweet, mild and savory taste of onion you will have a hit on your hand. The only hard part is choosing what you’re going to add in and how you’ll make the crust.  We’ve found you 12 of the most Eye-Catching Quiche Recipes with Onions out there.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

How amazing are these Mini Quiches with Caramelized Onions, Gruyere, & Bacon from our friends over at Yes to Yolks. Not only are they perfect for entertaining or small bites they look absolutely scrumptious.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

We found an amazingly light and lovely quiche  over at The Complete Savorist.  This Spring Fresh Quiche will definitely be tasty.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Everything savory and delicious is in this Spinach, Prosciutto, and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust.  Paleo Scaleo has really out done themselves with this yummy dish.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Simply Stacie has brought our love of bacon and onions to the table with this fabulous dish.  This Bacon and Potato Quiche looks wonderful and satisfying.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Another bacon and onion combo comes together from the Goodie Godmother. What a great take a quiche with this Caramelized Onion Mushroom Bacon Chive Crustless Quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Here’s the Easiest Made From Scratch Quiche Recipe {Gluten Free} from Cotter Crunch. This not only is Gluten Free the recipe is truly easy and looks beyond yummy.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

 

See Mom Click has made a Delicious Zucchini Quiche Recipe that looks too good to be this healthy. Great way to get everyone to eat their veggies.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

What a filling comfort food Mindy’s Cooking Obsession has brought us with their Ham and Potato Quiche. This will be sure to fill a big crowd.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

All the flavors of yum come together with this Ratatouille Quiche from the folks over at Garlic & Zest.  They stopped at nothing to bring huge flavor to this quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

We love the combination of cherry tomatoes bacon and onions.  The Culinary Jumble made sure they delivered with this Cherry Tomato and Crispy Bacon Quiche.

12 Eye-catching Quiche Recipes with Onions

Yes to Yolks has fascinated us with their Brussels Sprout, Gruyere, &  Bacon Quiche. How incredibly delicious does this look?

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

What would complete are amazing list of Quiche Recipes with Onions then a classic like the Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine?  This is truly a mouthwatering delicious dish for all to enjoy.

What do you love to put in your favorite Quiche Recipes? Are you like us and make onions a staple in yours?  There are so many different varieties and even various crusts, we’d love to hear your versions?

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Sweet, Mild, Spicy . . . There’s an Onion for Every Season

Onions have a range of flavors, colors, and sizes.  Seasonal differences like flavor and texture are noticeable, especially right now!  Sweet, mild, or spicy, and yellow, red, or white,  and from super colossal to pearl – onion grown in the U.S. are available year-round.

March is the time of year when these differences are most prominent as onion supplies transition from Fall/Winter harvested varieties to Spring/Summer varieties.
Colors Seasons of Onions

Here’s an easy way to think about the seasonal differences of onions grown in the U.S.

Spring/Summer Onion Traits*

Availability:  March through August
Skin: one or two thin, often transparent layers, lighter in color, esp. yellow varieties
Water Content: high, which leads to a shorter shelf-life (30-60 days), easily bruised
Flavor: sweet to mild
Best Uses: raw, pickled, lightly-cooked or grilled

*Many specialty sweet onions are part of this category and are sold under a specific trade name or label.  Some domestic varieties, and all imported onions with these traits are offered other times throughout the year.

Fall/Winter Onion Traits

Availability: August through May
Skin: multiple, paper-like layers, darker in color, esp. yellow varieties
Water Content: lower than Spring/Summer, which gives them a longer shelf-life
Flavor: mild to pungent
Best Uses: caramelized, roasted, fried or any dish with a longer cook time

Notice in the image above, how the skin color varies. On the left, the onion in front and the ones behind it are Fall/Winter types. The other two in front, towards the right are Spring/Summer varieties. Another difference is their shape.  Most Fall/Winter types are globe shaped.  Many, although not all, Spring/Summer types are flatter in shape.

Naturally, the best thing about an onion, no matter what color, season, size, or shape is what they lend to our cooking.  We can’t think of many other vegetables as versatile as an onion, can you?

Spring is a great time to try new things, and when comes to food it seems our taste buds crave fresh flavors that burst with the season.  These are a few of our Springtime favorites:

Creamed Peas in Onions (pictured above)

Irish Nachos with Cider-Braised Onions

Sweet Onion Beer Bread

Chilled Salmon Salad with Orange Citrus Onions

Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions

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Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine is surprisingly simple, consisting of a buttery crust, bacon, and a custard-like filling. Everyone has their own twist for this quiche. I think the classic is made even better with the addition of sweet onions!

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Yellow sweet onions are available March through September. They are crispy and juicy, and their mild, sweet flavor has little-to-no aftertaste. They are ideal for this quiche because they cook gently in the egg allowing them to maintain a bit of crispness while highlighting their sweet qualities.

You can prepare the crust for the quiche a day early to save you time on a busy morning. Just remember to get it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before you use it to make it easier to roll out. This recipe is versatile so feel free to omit the cheese or use another variety. You can also add more fresh herbs to put your own touch on this classic dish. It makes a winning meal for spring brunch or a light dinner.

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Makes:  6 servings

Prep Time:  30 minutes

Baking time:  60 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

4 tablespoons ice cold water

Filling

4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

¾ cup half-and-half

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 small yellow sweet onion, chopped

Preparation

To make the crust, place the flour in the bowl of a food processor. Add the salt and the butter. Pulse in 5 to 10 second intervals until the butter is evenly distributed in small pieces. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, with the processor on low, until the dough begins to come together in a ball. It will hold together when pressed between your fingers.

Form the dough into a ball and flatten in a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

While the dough rests, make the filling. Cook the bacon over medium high-heat in a small skillet, until it reaches your desired level of crispness, 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine

Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll it out on a floured surface into an 11-to-12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to an 8-inch cast iron skillet. Press the dough gently into the skillet. Trim and crimp the edges. Cover in aluminum foil, gently pressing it in the pan to cover the crust and the edges. Bake for 7 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the oven and discard the foil. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F. Place the skillet on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle the bacon in the bottom of the crust and top with the cheese. Next, add the onion and spread evenly over the cheese and bacon. Pour in the egg filling.

Place the baking sheet with the quiche in the oven. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until the center is firm and the top edges are lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Enjoy this easy and delicious Sweet Onion Quiche Lorraine.  You can always change up the quiche by adding various veggies or meat.

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Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions

When it comes to the ultimate comfort food there is nothing more delicious than Pasta. Especially, if you make the fabulous combination of Pasta Dishes with Onions.

Pasta dishes are easy to put together and there are so many different sauce combinations and adding in the amazing flavor of onions gives these dishes the perfect boost.  Pasta dishes are a favorite way to satisfy a crowd and warm up with on a cold night.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions 

With pasta dishes there are no limits.  You can use any type of pasta from Angel Hair to Gnocchi or even add a few different noodles into one dish.  There are also many ways to make these recipes healthy and huge on flavor.   Adding your favorite sauces, an array of delicious vegetables and meats can make any Pasta Dishes with Onions a family favorite.

We’ve gathered some very scrumptious Pasta Dishes with Onions that will be sure to get you hungry and ready for a delectable Pasta Meal.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

How amazing does this Caramelized Onion Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts & Burrata from Yes to Yolks look? It’s beyond decedent.

We love our very own Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle. Richly full of flavor will have your guests talking about this dish for years.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Chicken, Bacon & Provolone Alfredo Pasta Bake has every yummy goodness available.  The folks over at Aunt Bee’s Recipes have out done themselves.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Five Little Chefs have come up with a Pizza Pasta Skillet that has our mouth watering!!!!

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

If you are looking for delicious and easy this One Pot Creamy Bacon & Peas Pasta from Home.Made.Interest will be a great one do add to your weeknight dinner menu.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Figs & Pigs makes a gorgeous Spinach Gnocchi with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola. What a unique combination of everything good.

Warm and delicious is this Rigatoni & Chicken Sausage in Marsala Cream Sauce found over at Fake Ginger.

 

The Minimalist Baker has brought together the incredible combination of Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac N Cheese.  This sounds too good to be true.

Craftaholics Anonymous has this wonderful Zesty Summer Pasta Salad.  Packed with flavor and very healthy.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Pasta with Lentils is a great savory and filling dish the family will love found over at Earth Powered Family.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

Talk about a beautiful combination, Garlic & Zest has brought together this incredible Roasted Italian Sausage, Veg and Pasta.

When it comes to comfort food there is nothing better than pasta! Check out all of these amazing Warming Pasta Dishes With Onions!

The Curious Nut has put comfort and yum all in one dish with this Bacon, Sausage & Ham Pasta Casserole.  

Do you love all of these Warming Pasta Dishes with Onions?  What ways do you like to cook up pasta and onions?

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Onions Contribute to a Healthy Gut

Onions Contribute to a Healthy Gut 

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Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said “All disease begins in the gut.” While this statement isn’t completely true, there is much wisdom to it. Bacteria and other organisms in our bodies do a lot more than help us digest food. Between seventy and ninety percent or our immune system resides in our gut. With more knowledge about our immune system and the role chronic inflammation plays in illness, new research is emerging linking healthy gut microbial to healthy weight reduction1 and maintenance as well as preventing chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative problems. To put it simply, if our gut microflora isn’t healthy, then we are at greater risk for all sorts of illnesses. Scientists think that the sicknesses extend beyond physical ailments, and that healthy gut flora can also improve an array of mental health symptoms. The research adds further evidence to the notion that an assortment of human health issues may depend upon the diversity and complexity of bacteria that lives within the gut, our microbiome.

 

 

 

Containing both good and bad bacteria, the complex gut microbial is the population of bacteria and other microbes that reside in our gut.  About 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes live in our intestines, especially the large intestine. The right balance of bacteria in our guts can keep us healthy and protect us from disease. Researchers are looking for the causes of chronic illnesses and the connection between health and nutrition. Increasingly, scientists suspect that the answer is in our guts and what we feed, or don’t feed it.

 

A diet high in refined, heavily processed foods will disrupt our gut; antibiotic use and some environmental factors also negatively good bacterial balance. Conversely, a plant-based diet rich in fiber and some fermented foods nourish beneficial bacteria and rebalance our microbiome. To promote a healthy gut, researchers are recommending diets high in fiber that will fortify the healthy probiotic bacteria in our guts. Specifically, some of the best probiotics are onions, leeks, chicory roots, celery, apples and beans. Fiber is critical for numerous health reasons, and in its absence, the microbiotica will instead feed on the thin layer of mucus the thin layer of mucus that protects our intestinal lining, potentially leading to  “leaky gut” or other health problems. Microbes in our guts also appear to benefit from polyphenols in seeds, nuts and extra virgin olive oil.

More research is needed to determine specific dietary recommendations, but the knowledge that onion is particularly helpful to a healthy gut underscores that we must move beyond using onions primarily as condiments to eating them regularly as a key health promoting vegetable.

For more information on onions, including recipes and cooking tips please visit https://www.onions-usa.org.

 

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Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle

Whether you are craving comfort food, or need a special dinner to share with those you love, this lamb ragu checks all the boxes. Onions are simmered with diced tomatoes, ground lamb, and herbs to create a rich and filling sauce that can be served over your favorite pasta.

Looking for a fabulous comfort food or savory meal this delicious and easy Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle recipe will check all the boxes.

Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle

Given all these wonderful flavors, you might think this dish takes all day to make, but it only needs to simmer for 30 minutes. I’ve used pappardelle, which is a good choice of pasta for thick sauces, but you can substitute any variety. Even gluten free and bean-based pastas can be used to meet special dietary needs. Serve it with a crisp green salad and a chunky of crusty bread to round out the meal.

Looking for a fabulous comfort food or savory meal this delicious and easy Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle recipe will check all the boxes.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  45 minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground lamb
One 28-ounce can petite diced tomatoes
One 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon fine ground sea salt
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
One 3-inch sprig rosemary
16 ounces pappardelle (or other pasta), cooked according to package directions
Grated Parmesan for garnish

Preparation

Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot, such as a Dutch oven, over medium-high. Add the onion and cook until it begins to glisten and soften a little, 3 minutes. Add the carrot and cook until the vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 more minute.

Add the lamb and stir to break it up. Cook until browned and no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.

Pour in the diced tomatoes with their juices and then stir in the tomato paste. Add the water. Stir in the basil, salt, mint, and black pepper.

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the bay leaves and the rosemary sprig to the pot. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes. Check to make sure it is maintaining a low simmer and adjust the heat as needed. Stir at least once while it simmers. Discard the bay leaves and rosemary sprig.

Divide the cooked pasta into 6 servings. Top the pasta with an equal amount of ragu. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve your delicious Lamb Ragu dish.

Looking for a fabulous comfort food or savory meal this delicious and easy Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle recipe will check all the boxes.

Have you had Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle? This is a flavorful and delicious recipe that’s pretty simple to put together!  If you’re looking for another comfort meal you might like this Roast Turkey Breast with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Glazed Dried Cranberries recipe.

Looking for a fabulous comfort food or savory meal this delicious and easy Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle recipe will check all the boxes.

Recipe provided by the National Onion Association; image by Lori Rice.

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Q & A: Planting Onions

Did You Know:  Onions can be planted by tractor or by hand?

All onions start from a tiny seed, but may be grown from seed, sets (dry bulbs), or transplants.  Most onions grown commercially (versus in your garden), are grown from seeds (planted by tractor) or transplants (planted by hand).

When planted by tractor, onion seeds are placed in a special tractor attachment (aptly named a planter), which is pulled behind the tractor. This method of planting is also called direct seeding.

How direct seeded works: After the field is prepared for planting, the planter places a single seed in the ground spaced exactly the same distance apart. Pressurized air “puffs” the seed right into the soil and is instantly covered up. The tractor and planter will go up and down the field until the process is complete.

Hand planting is different because actual plants (or in some cases sets) are placed in the ground. The onion seed is started in seedbeds. Once they become seedlings, they’re moved into precise field rows where they’ll mature.

How transplanting works: First, a tractor will go over the field to make small, evenly spaced indentations in the ground.

Next, a crew of workers will take bundles of onion seedlings (these plants are about the size of a pencil) and place a single plant in each indention, and push the soil up around the plant. One-by-one, a row at a time, the crew works until the field is planted.

Fact: One person can plant one-half acre per work day.

Why hand plant? Transplanting requires more labor than directly planting seeds into field rows, but transplants are less susceptible to dangers like cold weather and weeds. A majority of transplanted onions will also be harvested by hand.

row of onions in the field

Onions typically take five to six months to grow from seed to maturity, and it all starts with a tiny seed!

Special credit and thanks to Steve McArthur for the wonderful photographs of transplanting in this article and to Champion Seed for the final photo of the onions, near harvest-time.

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Comforting Curry Recipes to Warm You Up

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes.  The rich flavor, the heartiness that brings any meal to the top of our favorites list!!!!

There are so many different ways to make curry.  You can change it up with thickness and types of curry gravy all the way to the level of heat.  Whichever way you enjoy your curry we’ve found some of the most delicious recipes that will comfort you and warm you up on a cold night.

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comforting Curry Recipes 

When you think of curry do you think of stew or soups?  The ideas of curry are endless… thank goodness, curry is one of the richest flavors that can never get boring.  You can have your curry not so spicy or you can kick up the heat and enjoy some curry dishes that will pack a punch.

These are some wonderful dishes we’ve found that are not only different and unique but meals we know our families would enjoy.

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Lighter Eggplant and Potato Curry from the folks over at Honey and Figs Kitchen 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Shrimp and Vegetable Coconut Curry is a flavorful and easy dish found at My Nourished Home

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk is a slow cooker gem over at Gluten Free with L.B. 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

We found this unique twist with Zucchini Curry Lime Soup from Dizzy Busy and Hungry 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Nothings sounds better than Meatballs in Spicy Curry found over at From a Chef’s Kitchen 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

This Curry Fish Pie will be sure to shake things up from My Kitchen Antics 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Incredible yummy goodness with this Sri Lankan Creamy Cashew Curry found over at The Flavor Bender 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

Asian Beef and Curry Stew with Apples will be sure to tantalize your taste buds from Nutrizonia 

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes. The rich flavor, the heartiness that makes any meal delicious. Here's a list of our favorite Curry Recipes

All our favorites are found in this Tofu Pumpkin Curry from the folks over at KiipFit 

How do you like curry?  

Do you enjoy comforting curry recipes or do you like your curry prepared in non traditional ways? No matter how you indulge any curry dish will be fabulous and delightful.

There is nothing more delicious than Comforting Curry Recipes.  The rich flavor, the heartiness that brings any meal to the top of our favorites list!!!!

One last favorite of our very own is this Curried Onion Apple Soup.  You just knew we’d find a way to curry up our onions.

 

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