Wednesday, October 29, 2008

O = Onions



Onions

The northern part of the country has been known for garlic and onions, and when I went on a road trip with my aunt and her former high school friends around Northern Luzon, it wouldn't be complete if we didn't buy some. There were little arguments as to where it was best to buy the products, and in the end it was decided to stop by the kiosks along the highway in Pinili, Ilocos Norte.

I found the price way too expensive, so while my aunt and her friends were haggling with the vendor, I took pictures of the products. They bought garlic that time, but I went on with the tip brother gave me and asked the driver to stop at the market in Sinait, Ilocos Sur (next province) where I bought my garlic. I got the better deal, of course. =)

*** Jenn ***

21 comments:

crete said...

I hate chopping onions, but garlic has no problems . . .

\but how can you eat a meal without onions and garlic?

Ray

Winnie the poohi said...

Ah.. reminded me of my poem.. i once wrote about onion...


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Layer upon layer..
I do you a favor
Hidden deep into me
Is an undermined unique flavor
Have you ever seen the slayer
shed tears
While the silent victim in prayer
Hopes the food cooks nice
No one is like me! capisce ?
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ChrissyM said...

I hate chopping onions but I do enjoy them diced up over a plate of pasta. Glad to hear you got the better deal in the end.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love fried onions.Especially over a good grilled steak.Or on a hamburger.

photowannabe said...

I do love onions fixed just about any way. the purple ones are so sweet.
Sounds like you are a good shopper.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Onions can be very good similes. When I was about to go into hospital I used to see myself as an onion. The outer layer was quite brisk and cheerful, but if one peeled and peeled one got to that little white heart and it was quivering with terror!

richies said...

I think that onions and garlic are some of God's greatest creations. The aroma of onions and garlic sauteing in a pan is one of the best aroma's there is.

An Arkie's Musings

kRiZ cPEc said...

nice onion shot. I too don't like handling onion, but I love to eat them, especially when they come in with some scrambled egg.

Digital Polaroids said...

ONIONS! Great option for an o!

antigoni said...

Nice post with alot of tears.

Dora said...

Like onions with canned sardines.

Aileni said...

Good 'O', Jenn. They are expensive, then. We take them for granted, almost. Shows we should not take things for granted.

onangelwings said...

Ahhhhh onions. Now that is a perfect "O" submission.

Bear Naked said...

Onions are my favourite vegetable.
Great shot.

Bear((( )))

DeeJay said...

We managed to grow a good crop of onions on our allotment this year

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful shades of red and purple.
I lOve the funny comment of AntigOni and thepOem Of Winnie the pOOhi!
Miss Yves

Granny Smith said...

My son-in-law is the superintendent of an agricultural experiment station, one of whose chief items of interest is optimum growing conditions for onions. I don't even have to bargain for the onions that he gives me. And I like them in almost every dish except dessert!

Liz said...

Great angle on the photo. My dog stole an onion today.

earthlingorgeous said...

O-some O post! I can't cook without onions! Nice perspective by the way.

D Herrod said...

Very nice. We use onions and garlic a lot & enjoy shopping at the farmer's market.

Jay said...

Oh, onions add savour to almost anything, don't they? I love the red ones!

 
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