Onions (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Onions (Storage + Cooking Tips)

Storage

Depending on the season, onions may show up in your CSA share in a few different forms. In the early spring, green onions make their appearance as long shoots without much of a bulb. As the season progresses, the onions develop a bulb which continues to grow larger and larger into the spring and summer. As the bulb grows, the onion flavor also intensifies.

Most of the onions grown in this region are sweet and have a high water content which makes them difficult to cure, so you should store your onions in the refrigerator where they’ll usually last for a few weeks.

Recipes

Onions can be used in almost any way imaginable, but here are a few recipes that really highlight the onion flavor:

French Onion Soup

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onion Lasagna

French Onion Dip

Preservation

To preserve onions even longer, you can freeze them simply by chopping to desired size and placing in a freezer-safe airtight container or plastic bag. Keep in mind that onions will lose their crunch when defrosted, so plan to use in dishes that require cooking.