Get a leg up on storing onions

Want you onion harvest to last longer? Try this: take an old pair of pantyhose, put an onion in the toe and then tie a knot, put in another onion and tie a knot, continue until either the leg is full or you have no more onions. Hang in your basement or someplace fairly cold and dark. 

By storing the onions this way, it keep airflow around the onion and keeps them from touching each other so they don’t rot a quickly.onion storage idea

When you are ready use an onion, starting at the toe of the pantyhose, cut the hose just above the onion without cutting the knot.

Great Mashed Taters

2 lbs of yukon gold or baking potatoes, peeled and quartered

2/3 cup milk

3 T butter

1/2 tsp salt (substitute garlic salt for a different flavor)

1/4 tsp ground pepper

Put potatoes in large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes fall off fork when poked. Drain in colander.  Return hot potatoes (cold potatoes don’t mash, they stick together like glue) to pan and mash with handheld mixer or masher until smooth. Gradually mix in remaining ingredients.

Mix in some cheddar cheese and sliced scallions. OR mix in wasabi paste.

Serve warm.