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Good enough to eat onions on strings.

If you want to add a touch of 'ooh-la-la' to your kitchen, have a go at making some French onion strings to hang in your kitchen for decoration. You'll need to keep as much as possible of the old straw-like foliage on the bulbs when you harvest them as these will make your plait.

To start, take three onions with strong brown foliage and start to plait them. If there isn't enough to plait, interweave hessian string or similar to strengthen it. About an inch up the plait, add another onion and tie in its foliage with the old leaves of the nearest onion underneath to start off the next section of plait, or use the strands of hessian to secure it. If you have enough onions and enough space in the kitchen, the plaits can be up to 90cm (3ft) long.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 31, 2006
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