Ode to Onions
Julia Child once said, “It’s hard to imagine civilization without onions.” She was right. These hard-working, ever-present root vegetables are the staple of every cook’s kitchen. Versatile, easy to prepare, and full of healthy vitamin C and fiber, they add layers of flavor and texture to a variety of dishes and cuisines. There are many kinds of onions, from green onions and shallots to Imperial, Spanish, red, and yellow onions, and your farmers’ market has a wide variety from which to choose.Learn more here….
Garcia Farms: All the veggies you could want for your Thanksgiving meal. From carrots, celery and onions, to leafy greens, cabbages, broccoli, and beets, you’ll find it all.
Sunrise Nursery: Can’t have Thanksgiving without the colors of fall on your dining table. Pick up some gorgeous cut flower bouquets in a variety of mixed and single selections.
Rainbow Orchards: Lots and lots of crisp apples here, such as Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, and more. Grab a jug of their fresh-pressed apple cider, too.
O’Live Healthy: Delectable olive oils in virgin and extra virgin, and a selection of delicious olives for healthy appetizers. Cook with olive oil for a healthier you.
Destination Baking Company: Sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, whole grain breads, muffins, rolls, cakes, and pies. Yum! Get your Thanksgiving treats here!
November 6 & 13: Enter to win a new roasting pan filled with fresh produce and other goodies for your Thanksgiving feast. (Winner can pick up their prize on the last day of the market, November 20.
Turkey Trail Trot
Thursday, November 24, 8:00am, polo field. Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating fun run or walk at the park before the parades, football games, and feasting commence!
Cookin’ the Market – Chef Mario
Of all the questions I get asked at Cookin’ the Market demos, the one I get the most is the dreaded “How do I cut an onion without crying?” Here are some helpful tips: Have a freshly sharpened knife, thus penetrating the bulb quickly and cleanly, causing the least damage to the onion itself. Try opening a window or running some water. Storing the onions in the refrigerator will keep them cold and their cell walls tightened, making onion prepping less drama-filled. Enjoy these awesome bulbs with fewer tears! Happy cooking!
Onions are one of the most utilized ingredients in your Thanksgiving feast, whether they are the featured ingredient with huge flavor or used as part of a background of flavors in a dish. Here are delicious ideas for using this bountiful bulb.
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Easy French Onion Soup
Roasted Green Beans with Onions & Walnuts
Hearts of Romaine Salad with Apples & Onions
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Sunday morning, November 6th!