Well I never...........


........would have believed it you could have knocked me down with a feather yesterday, when I saw how WELL I had done at the onion show!! I received 9th place!!!! I was so surprised as it was not where I expected to be placed I really thought I would be in the 20's somewhere, not as high as 9th. The picture above is of my onions!!


Here you can see part of all the onions that were presented in our little show - there are 30 members of the club and we each have to show 3 onions of a kind (similar size and shape) and one onion for the heaviest onion category which I failed miserabley at, pictures below show mine and Marks heaviest onions and the winning heaviest - we both had a lot to catch up with there.




A lot of hard work and organising the show entails here is a picture of Karen our secretary working out the points for the heaviest.


Later on in the afternoon we have the grand presentation, Colin our chairman resigned after the show he has been our chairman for the past 7 years and he has been brilliant - he's such a comedian is our Colin and he will be sadly missed, but he isn't leaving the club he will step down to vice chair for a couple of years, the lady members suggested I stand as Chairlady but I don't think I will, as I remember all the blood sweat and tears it entails when Mark was chairman, but maybe another year I will stand.


Here is a picture of the winning onions and very well deserved was the winner his onions were great.


By the Way our onions are wonderful to eat, full of flavour even though they are very large, they cook beautifuly.

Oooh and P.S. Mark came 22nd

Edited to add - The judges are looking for conformity of shape, 3 onions that are as identical as possible in shape, size and the way they are dressed (i.e. necks tied accurately with the same distance from top of onion, the bottoms where the roots were neatly cut and and level with the onion)

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Congrats on 9th place! That's great. Love that picture of all the onions lined up :)

Vonna said...

Those are the prettiest onions I think I've ever seen :)
Congratulations SU!!!!

Arthemise said...

Congratulations! (Though I don't eat onions. I'm the strangest Cajun you've ever seen.)

Susan said...

Congratulations on placing in the competition.

I love onions - I especially love to have large ones roasted with roast beef & yorkshire pudding - now I'm getting homesick for some of my dad's cooking :)

Yuko said...

Interesting, really really interesting show!!
And congratulations on 9th place!
It's a wonderful thing!
And your onion looks really beautiful, it's like a lovely interior, lol
I like onions, it's very good for health too!
Well again, Congratulations!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your beautiful onions! I love the smell of cooking onions!

Mindi said...

Congratulations on the good showing of your onions! I've never grown any onions before, so it was interesting to see the pictures. What are the judges looking for in an ideal onion?

Barbara said...

Wow, those are some gorgeous onions! I'll have to look more carefully at my onions next time I buy some!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Su,
Well done. No wonder you are delighted. I just love onions so I can't think of anything nicer than an onion competition - well, maybe a stitching one...LOL
Your onion looked lovely, beautiful honey colour.
Hugs, Angela

Von said...

Well, if the judges were looking for neatness, consistency in size, etc., I am not surprised you placed so highly, Su! Excellence in your stitching obviously transfers to your onion presentation as well. :)

It was really interesting to read about your onion show. We are huge onion fans around here - nothing smells better than a pan of sauteed onions!

Patti said...

Well done Su!! Your onion is definitely too gorgeous to eat!

Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your 9th place Su - WELL DONE!! I think it's fabulous that they have a contest for this wonderfully tasty veggie. Looks like it was a great show.

Dianne said...

This is so neat! I think onions are tricky to grow and these are beauties. Congrats on 9th!

Munners said...

Well done on your ninth placing, your onions look very tasty!

Becky K in OK said...

Well, I never...That is the most interesting vegetable competition I have ever seen. Those onions are just beautiful. Congrats on you good showing. Your exchange from Simone is a cutie. Lucky you.

Becky K in OK said...

Welll, I never...that is the most interesting vegetable competition I have ever seen. Congratulation on your placement. BTW, your exchange from Simone is a cutie. Lucky you!

Sally said...

Congratulations Su!

Annemarie said...

Who knew so much thought went into dressing up an onion? But I can absolutely see the beauty in them. Congrats on your 9th place!

TeresaB said...

I love onions and your's looks so pretty. So did all of them all lined up on the table. Wow!

Chelle said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've heard of showing onions but never expected to see for myself. Your pictures and explanations are wonderful. Congrats on being #9! Woot!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! And thanks so much for sharing this part of your life with us - I always find it so interesting what else you're doing besides stitching!! The onions are beautiful and they do look wonderful all lined up and "dressed".

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Su, it was such a treat to read all about this onion business! Your onions looked so beautifully and meticulously "dressed" that I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of it. Congratulations on your placing 9th!! And, thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures. It was such fun to be there with you, in a way.
Love,
Deb

Yasmin said...

Hi Su,
This is a surprise! My first time seeing an onion competition. LOL. Congratulations on you 9th placing.. YOu got some lovely onions there! LOL.

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