Trivia Time from the Onion Field

Can you guess how much the largest onion ever grown weighed? Well, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, V. Throup of Silsden, England grew a 10 pound 14 ounce onion!!  Now that’s a big onion! 

If you like trivia, check out this page for more:  //www.onions-usa.org/about/trivia.php 

Speaking of growing onions . . . 

Did you know, over 2/3 of an onion grows above ground?

Did you know home gardening has seen a rebirth of sorts in the past several years.  Last summer the National Gardening Association said 43 million households would grow their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  This was a 19% increase over 2008!  What is even more interesting is that 21% of those households were new to gardening.   

And yes, onions were one of the top 10 vegetables of choice for home gardeners.  They tied for 6th place with summer squash.  Regardless of where get your onions, enjoy them!  They are one of the most versatile veggies and you can find them year round.  Remember, onions from now until August will have a sweet to mild flavor.  The varieties available now have a high water content so they are perfect to use raw, sautéed, or grilled.  

Try this great summer time salad that uses sauted onions and a yummy Margarita Dressing:  //bit.ly/a508aY 

Sweet Onion Veggie Salad with Margarita Dressing

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