In the Kitchen: Vidalia Onions

Anyone who has ever tasted a Vidalia onion knows what a great flavor it has. I am always happy when I see them in the produce aisle at the grocery store in spring.

Vidalias come from an area in Georgia where the climate and soil work together to produce this super sweet onion. I love raw Vidalia onions and cucumbers soaked in sugar, vinegar and water. This relish is delicious with fresh sliced tomatoes.

You can find Vidalia onions in your local grocery beginning in April and if you are lucky they will continue to be available through November. Select those with a golden skin and milky white flesh. I like to purchase several to have on hand over the course of the summer. To store any type of onion keep them in a cool, dry location and make sure that they don’t touch each other. Some people put them in the legs of panty hose and hang them. To do this simply select a pair of clean, sheer hose, drop in the onions, tying a knot between each onion so that they do not touch.