Hardy from zones 3-9 onions, onions are a cold season crop. The easiest way to plant onions is from sets, and they can be planted outdoors a few weeks before the last frost (as long as it’s not below 20 degrees). You can see a full planting guide at The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
I have such a thing for plants. They are every bit as exciting and lovely to look at as animals, but for some reason, most people do not agree with me. Sure, they might not be covered in fur (though some plants are covered in these fuzzy hair-like things called tricomes) and sure, they might […]
Last week, the sky opened up and released buckets of snow that it had apparently been holding on to since sometime in November. In short, it was freakin’ cold outside. But I know how to conquer the cold weather when it hits: with stew! I make stew (and most other things) using a very imprecise cooking […]
On the Internet, there are a lot of fights. That’s just the nature of the beast: you try throwing millions of people together behind the cloak of anonymity and see if you don’t get extreme opinions and extreme fights. One of the most memorable in my (and maybe your) little corner of the Internet is […]
This is a little something I came up with one night when I was craving Beef Stroganoff but didn’t have the time to make it. It’s now one of my boyfriend’s favorites, and I normally have all the things needed to make it on-hand. It’s pretty fast to make, too – however long it takes […]
Now that Halloween is over, American Persephoneers are probably turning their thoughts to the turkey feast that is Thanksgiving, and the inevitable leftover pile-up in its wake. But there is hope. My dear American neighbours, I am Canadian and I had my Thanksgiving weeks ago. I can guide you in the ways of leftover use […]
So, soubise (pronounced soo-BEEZ) is this French onion-and-rice stuff that I’d never heard of before seeing the recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but I thought, well, I like rice and onions. Let’s give it a shot. I was a little worried that it would come out tasting…terrible? But I was pleasantly surprised.
Attention Persephone readers: the Morbid Curiosity food column will not be appearing today. Why? Did Jen run out of old cookbooks with unusual recipes? Did she finally destroy her stomach lining? No! Of course not! It’s because I made a lovely quiche this week, and I’d rather talk about that instead. That sounds like a good […]
I know my usual schtick is to write about strange vintage recipes and unappetizing foods. Not today. Today for is Serious Business. Last week my brain imagined a sandwich so amazing that I need to share it with the world: the Pulled Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich! (OK, so the title needs some […]