"Onions! Sweet, fresh onions!" Sam would call, as he and his donkey, Mary Lou, walked up and down the dirt roads of Green Lake.
–Chapter 25, Holes by Louis Sachar
Every summer Miss Katherine would pick bushels of peaches and preserve them in jars with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and other spices which she kept secret.
–Chapter 23, Holes by Louis Sachar
I like to think the secret ingredients included sweet onions :). And then, over a hundred years later...
Zero held a jar in his hand and grunted as he tried to unscrew the lid.
"What is it?"
"Sploosh!" His voice was strained as he worked on the jar. "That's what I call it. They were buried under the boat."
. . . .
It was warm, bubbly, mushy nectar, sweet and tangy. It felt like heaven as it flowed over his dry mouth and down his parched throat. He thought it might have been some kind of fruit at some time, perhaps peaches.
–Chapter 35, Holes by Louis Sachar
1 1/2 Cups Finely Diced Peeled Peaches
1/3 Cup Finely Diced Sweet Onion
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. Salt
Pinch Ground Black Pepper
1. Stir all of the ingredients together, adding more salt & spices to taste if desired. Cover & let sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes, & then smoosh it a bit with the back of your spoon. Serve with tortilla chips–the scoops kind are great. You could also serve this on grilled chicken or fish!