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Title: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 09:51
Having spent hours peeling the smallest of my silverskin onions with a view to using them as the prize in a "Guess The Number Of Onions" compy in a church fete, I thought I'd share it here.

The onions themsleves will be the prize in the fete, but obviously I can't do it here, so I'll send the winner some of my heritage pea seed.

Simple rules just to be fair to those who can't sit by the PC all day - just one guess allowed per member per day.

Off you go then, so how many in this standard 1.14 litre, (is that 2 pints?), pickling vinegar jar?

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c182/G4IAR/DSCF1847.jpg)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 10:52
130... ???
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: arugula on August 22, 2009, 11:10
97.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Ice on August 22, 2009, 11:24
125 :)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: joyfull on August 22, 2009, 12:24
201  :wacko:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 12:27
No, no, no and no.

And no clues as to high or low!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 12:46
No, no, no and no.

And no clues as to high or low!

Ok, what about hot or cold ???
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 12:47
Don't be daft. You use cold vinegar.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Vember on August 22, 2009, 13:12
316

I love Pickled onions, Mum & Dad always do me 2/3 jars for Chrimblymas :D I eat them like apples only 4/5 at a time  :D
If I ate 4/5 apples at a time I'd look like an apple  :ohmy:  :unsure: Maybe at Chrimblymas I look like a onion ???  :wacko:

Cheese butty with Pickles ummmm, is it Chrimblymas yet ???  ::)  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 13:22
Nope.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 13:23
These were only the small ones, thought I'd have a bit of fun with them rather than sling them. I've got 3 heaped washing up bowls full of silverskins to do.

Then there's the shallots.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 22, 2009, 13:30
If e = mc2

It follows that o = 4ɣ/9ɰ = 257

Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 13:32
You're not taking into account the fact that these were make in a parallel universe where the laws of physics as we know them, do not hold true.
 
(That means "no").
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: FCG on August 22, 2009, 13:55
112- what are you going to do if nobody guesses correctly?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 13:57
They're bound to - eventually, as you'll run out of numbers!

No - BTW!!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tode on August 22, 2009, 14:08
123
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: annie b on August 22, 2009, 15:01
118?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: zepherine on August 22, 2009, 15:09
153  :)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 15:10
No, wrong and negative.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: mumofstig on August 22, 2009, 16:08
146?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 16:11
noooooooo
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: poultrygeist on August 22, 2009, 16:30
144
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 16:35
You don't score with that, sorry.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Tom Netall on August 22, 2009, 16:44
Mmmm,

161
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 16:50
Mmmmmm - no.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Tom Netall on August 22, 2009, 17:04
Mmmmmm - no.

Damn, I was close though. That was definitely a hesitation type of Mmmmmm.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 17:07
My lips are sealed.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: peapod on August 22, 2009, 17:19
151
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 17:20
Sorry!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: poultrygeist on August 22, 2009, 17:23
I bet he's put something down the centre of the jar to fool us  :D

Rob 8)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: peapod on August 22, 2009, 17:23
ok...the other end of the scale

76
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 17:24
READ THE ROOLS!!!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: peapod on August 22, 2009, 17:27
READ THE ROOLS!!!

But Im working on Peapod time! I dont get on the forum much!

OK OK..Ill try tomorrow  :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 17:29
Tried to make it fair for folk like you, otherwise people like Rob would be posting 1 - 2 - 3 - 4...........
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 17:32
I bet he's put something down the centre of the jar to fool us  :D

Rob 8)

Funnily enough, I was wondering if he'd been up to something myself... :D ???

I'm itching to have another guess.. :blush:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 17:35
No tricks - jar only contains onions & vinegar!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: poultrygeist on August 22, 2009, 18:16
Hmmm. Very viscous vinegar that keeps the onions suspended at the outside of the jar  :unsure: ::)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DavidT on August 22, 2009, 20:04
136
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: richyrich7 on August 22, 2009, 20:09
My lips are sealed.

Hope the jar was  ;)

97 3/4
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tode on August 22, 2009, 20:10
I can't see any vinegar in the jar  ???
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: pipfit on August 22, 2009, 20:12
162
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 20:58
My lips are sealed.

Hope the jar was  ;)

97 3/4

 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: wighty on August 22, 2009, 21:16
301
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: sloworm on August 22, 2009, 21:20
233 ? or has that number gone ?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Pellynut on August 22, 2009, 21:23
400?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Yorkie on August 22, 2009, 21:42
176
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 22:34
Would you all think I'm really really sad if i stay up 'til midnight for my next guess.. ???


 :lol: :nowink:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: mumofstig on August 22, 2009, 22:54
Would you all think I'm really really sad if i stay up 'til midnight for my next guess.. ???


 :lol: :nowink:

I'd think you were very, very sad :lol: :tongue2: but no one takes any notice of me...............so go ahead if you really must  ;)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Faz on August 22, 2009, 23:02
158 is my guess.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 23:23
Would you all think I'm really really sad if i stay up 'til midnight for my next guess.. ???


 :lol: :nowink:

Yes.

And nobody is correct yet.

Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 22, 2009, 23:27
I can't see any vinegar in the jar  ???

OK smart Alec. :tongue2:

There's vinegar in the jar now, having soaked the onions overnight in brine and put them ALL back in the jar.


Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Val H on August 22, 2009, 23:30
142?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 22, 2009, 23:37
142?

You clearly didn't read the small print Val, professional picklers are excluded... ;)

If you win this now, I will pea my knickers ....  ;)

counting down...not long now 8) :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: OtheD on August 22, 2009, 23:52
158 delicious-looking onions?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 23, 2009, 00:55
Morning 8)

 Yaaawwnnn...( bagpuss style) stretch... scratch............ fart...whoops sorry  :blush:...

I set the alarm for midnight, but I overslept ::)

180 :D
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tam on August 23, 2009, 01:09
138 :)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 23, 2009, 06:15
Woa!!

Val is spot on!!

Peas on their way, when they've been properly dried out.

So long folks, it was fun while it lasted.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Gwiz on August 23, 2009, 06:30
95
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 23, 2009, 06:31
Errr, Graham.

Look above you.

Oh, I see - joke entry!!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: joyfull on August 23, 2009, 07:49
142?

You clearly didn't read the small print Val, professional picklers are excluded... ;)

If you win this now, I will pea my knickers ....  ;)

counting down...not long now 8) :lol:


Well snippy looks like you need to get the tena ladys ready  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Val H on August 23, 2009, 12:12
Sorry Parsnip and thank you Dave. John says can you come and plant them for us?
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Parsnip on August 23, 2009, 12:22
I don't believe it!  :lol: :lol: ::)

well done Val... 8)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 23, 2009, 12:50
Sorry Parsnip and thank you Dave. John says can you come and plant them for us?

I can always drop in next March, on my yearly trip to Blackpool!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Val H on August 23, 2009, 12:55
It's a date!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: goodegg on August 23, 2009, 16:56
152
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on August 23, 2009, 17:15
Go back a page, goodegg.

It's all over!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Gwiz on August 23, 2009, 17:19
 :D :D :D96 then........ ;)
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: mumofstig on August 23, 2009, 19:03
Ooohhhh...at least i was close  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: poultrygeist on August 23, 2009, 23:07
well done Val. I was TWO out !!

I must have counted 2 of them twice  ::)

Rob
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Aunt Sally on August 24, 2009, 10:41
... or perhaps Dave ate two of them  :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: poultrygeist on August 24, 2009, 10:52
 >:(  D'oh!

That pesky pea/onion fiend !!  :unsure:

Rob
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: cathangirl on September 03, 2009, 08:56
181

cathangirl
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: DD. on September 03, 2009, 09:10
Sorry - it was guessed 12 days ago!
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Ice on September 03, 2009, 09:39
Maybe the thread should be locked to prevent dashing the hopes of others wanting to win the grand prize. :tongue2: :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tode on September 03, 2009, 10:07
No, let it run on, like that b****y  "Find the golden rabbit" thing, or whatever it was.   :lol:
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tomcowton on September 08, 2009, 14:56
maybe we should have another round of this game:

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Please make sure pics that are posted are copyright free/ free to use or are your own . Thanks Richyrich7
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tode on September 08, 2009, 15:11
Whats that in the bottom of the jar. Looks like frog's poo.
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Sue33 on September 08, 2009, 15:26


36 ???????
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: tomcowton on September 08, 2009, 16:52
im not really sure, yeah frog poo why not. before we start this game again i should admit i dont actually know the number of onions, i just ripped the image off the internet. i can think of a number in my head though..
Title: Re: Know Your Onions - A One Off Quickie Comp.
Post by: Aunt Sally on September 08, 2009, 17:02
No, don't think we need a spoof competition thanks  ::)