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When we stopped by for a quick visit with our friend Aris (owner of Aris Mixon & Co. in Cherry Valley, New York) he had to show us his “running onions.”  I had seen them growing at the Black Cat Café in Sharon Springs (New York) a few years ago where Tony, the proprietor, called them Egyptian Walking Onions.  I’ve since heard them called tree onions.  I assume that they are edible, but Aris, the ultimate flower arranger, uses them in interesting floral combinations for indoor arrangements.  Steve just like taking photos of them.  I’m sure you can find lots of information about them online, ‘cause this is about all I know about them.

©stephen kolyer_onions

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If you’ve followed my ramblings for awhile you know that raw tomato sauce (see my post of September 27, 2010) is a household summertime favorite.  When we were in the country this past week and the first light frost had hit, I picked up as many plum (Roma) tomatoes that I could to make raw tomato sauce for the evening’s dinner as well as to put some in the freezer for a winter’s day.  It won’t be raw anymore, but it will still remind us of our summer’s love.  Here is the one last bite of the nite’s dinner of raw tomato sauce on some dense and yummy imported Italian dried spaghetti along with a photo of the not-so-desirable morning-after-frost pickings at Parson’s Farm in Sharon Springs, New York.  So sad to see all of those dying tomatoes!  Fall is truly here!

 

 

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