Friday, July 3, 2009

The Root That's A Fruit?

One of the great things about living in Spokane is that you are close to Walla Walla. And one of the great things about being close to Walla Walla is that for a coupla months every summer, the stores are flooded with the best onions the world has ever tasted. Bar none. The Vidalia people have been trying to tell us theirs are the better. Serious? Get real, guys.

For two months a year we take WW's for granted. And then for the other ten, we're pissed because we can't get them and we bitterly judge all others against them. Maybe it's time to consider root cellars, which I remember from my granfather's place and which are seriously cool.

A lot of people, mostly old-timers with diminished mental capacity, say that you can eat them like apples. Sounds good. You go first.

The only thing I know for sure, and proved tonight, is that if you haul them home on your bike, they taste 2 to 3 times as good.


John Speare said...

word. we slice them and grill them and put them in every thing this time of year.

Jerome said...

My Grandma used to go to Bellingham every year, and she planned it to meet up with the Walla Walla harvest. She found a place in Bellingham that had ton of these grand onions every year, and since she lived with us, she always brought back a schwack for the family.

I've eaten them like an apple. I was 14 when I used to do it so I don't remember whether it was worth doing or not, but I did eat several whole Walla wallas this way so it must not have been that bad.

Now I have onion envy.

SiouxGeonz said...

Did you ever read _Holes?_ Or see the movie? A real tribute to the Power of Onions.