Thursday, January 14, 2010

Staples: Onions & Garlic

As simple as it may sound, I always always always have some form of onions and garlic around. Almost every cuisine around the world starts with out over these delicious bulbs.
They're easy to grow, tasty, simple and they store well for long periods of time.
Keep them in a cool, dry, and dark place. I put mine in a wooden bowl under the kitchen sink. The wood actually regulates the moisture a little, preventing mold from forming on the undersides. The darkness is key because light can trigger sprouting in the center, which in turn saps nutrition and flavor from the bulb. If garlic or onions do sprout, remove it before consumption, the sprout itself can have an incredibly strong onion flavor.
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