When it comes to mid October our raison d’etre focuses on the preparation of our favourite festive comestible of choice …… our homemade pickled onions ….
We thought that perhaps this year we might give them a miss, but as they are one of the betrothed Lovely Laura’s favourite Yuletide indulgences, how could we deny her an epicurean Christmas crunch? ….. And, although it is a chore none of us relish, we know that during our Xmas celebrations and meals of a buffet type nature we would reap the spoils of our toils a thousands fold in deliciousness ….. so with jars collected and vinegar accumulated by the gallon … yesterday the peeling, the crying….. and the ponging commenced with renewed and robust fervour.
It only took us the duration of the Sunday omnibus edition of the Archers to peel the entire sack, which wasn’t too bad going ….. and as we were laughing so much it was hard to know if the tears were a result of the onions or Darrell’s awful jokes!!
The onions are now in a cool dark place (namely our garage) where we will leave them to pickle for the next eight weeks or so …. whilst dreaming of our Boxing Day lunch …. of cold cuts, chips and the afore and much mentioned pickled onions …. accompanied by few slices of bread and butter …… when it will be nom, nom, nom instead of pong, pong, pong!!! Happy Days!