Alibi V.22 No.17 • April 25-May 1, 2013 

Flash in the Pan

Know Your Onions

‘Tis the season for sprouts

Onions can be tricky to grow, which is why a farmer's onions have long been considered a litmus test for agricultural skill. Hence the expression, "he knows his onions," which is like saying, "he knows the ropes." Knowing one's onions in a literal sense is a great thing to aspire to, and this applies as much in the kitchen as it does in the garden.

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