How natural is your lifestyle?
Does the term “heirloom” hold an appeal’?
Are you familiar with Phil Nauta, the Smiling Gardener – organic all the way?
Several years ago, my semi-natural lifestyle led me to the Smiling Gardener.
Several months ago he, thus, introduced me to Heirloom Food Stories.
The first story: “The Onion”.
Gina Lorubbio, the author of “The Onion: Slow and Steady Brings Out Sweetness” – in one page – accomplishes much of what I have been attempting for several years.
Threads of Onion; Threads of Poetry
Are you vegetarian? I am vegetarian… maybe one meal out of fifty. Yet, early in this “mindset onions” venture, a grand vegetarian website began to tantalize my senses. Sure, the initial draw was the page dedicated to onion – oodles of onion thought-starters. Soon, the style of the wording began to catch my attention. Notice, for example, this seemingly simple statement:
“How delightful is the addition of half-moon slices of sweet onions to a salad of crisp mixed greens!”
Found Here: http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch312.html ...continue reading
(Books Remotely Related to Onions)
Just for fun, ask yourself which you would choose. This is assuming you have the time and interest to explore the books. Of course you are welcome to purchase, but otherwise just have fun dreaming as I dream.
When I suggest (scroll home page) that someone's definition of onion might be "Thirteen Layers of TROUBLE!" of course I am exaggerating. Yes, the perfectly developed onion plant has thirteen leaves and the perfectly developed onion bulb has thirteen layers. Yet, what anti-onion person would be aware of those facts.
A while back, while browsing 'onion this' and 'onion that', one blog post grabbed my attention. I pondered: "Is this simply for me? Is this something fitting to share?" Meanwhile, friends, family, and I have been creating short onion videos. The word 'mindset' has come much into play. That being the case, how could I further keep from sharing that post! So, here, in the overflow category, is the link. If you opt to follow the link, you will discover both down-to-earth onion-related portions and food-for-thought onion-related portions. Ah, perspective!
Jo Romero: A Name to Know
Jo Romero (author of the link referred to in the "Avocado & Beyond" post) stands top notch in my way of picturing tantalizing healthy treats and captivating food presentations. Speaking of pictures... Wait ‘til you see her photos!
ONIONS: natural wonder vegetable gifts of distinction
It is natural to be curious and wonder about things in the natural, such as vegetables. Vegetables are so special that we consider them to be gifts. Picture your life without them – to better appreciate the gift. Oft times one reads about gifts of distinction. The more you discover about onions, the better you will understand the profound nature of this distinction. The more one discovers about onions (as with many vegetables), the more he or she wonders – now an AWESOME wonder.
For who knows how long, the French province of Brittany has grown pink onions. Early in the early 1800’s an enterprising Frenchman sailed over to England to widen his market. Hearing of his success, others followed. Both the French pink onions and the French onion peddlers became a treat in rural Britain. Essentially, the onions proved delightful. Nevertheless, those French peddlers, laden with the plaited onion tresses also added a bit of spice to the lives of many an Englishman. ...continue reading
So Simple, So Sweet
An Onion Metaphor
Don’t allow the word "metaphor" to alarm (or bore) you. Remember... A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. Remember... Rhetorical means that it is expressed in such a manner as to make a statement or produce an effect.
Therefore, allow this title and its link intrigue (and challenge) you.