January 23, 2014

Class Acts & Onions


We mostly know that I leave cooking and such like to my Cheaper Half!   I do occasionally offer my services in the preparation of courses to wit I'm not too bad at .   Providing there is a box of Elastoplast and a swear tin handy,  I'm happy to chop away.  

 Strangely, when it comes to the cutting of onions I am extremely tolerant to that making my eyes water.  In all honesty, I cannot remember the last time my eyes went bulb moist!   I can only surmise the onion is now exacting revenge on the 21st century public, for some past-life humiliating, mutilation treatment or other and I was Queen Onion Worshiper of Ancient Egypt! 

Of course, there are plenty hints and trials on how to keep tears at bay while chopping onions.   My hubby suggests chopping and slicing the onion under water.   But what kind of advice is that?  Does he really expect people to keep popping up for air every 60 seconds or so?   He may be an excellent cook but he can't half be silly at times...!!

6 comments:

richard said...

no, Helena, you wear a oxygen mask
when underwater chopping onions.
everyone knows that! geez....

Steven Cain said...

Ha!
Onions wear me out!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Onions make me more emotional than the ending of Titanic

ND Mitchell said...

Just recently started cooking and onions do make me all emotional! I try to chop as quickly as I can but be careful about slicing fingers!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

red onions are worse for this - a spoon in the mouth, goggles/sunglasses or - my personal approach - just putting up with it as it doesnt last long

Sue J said...

I've found that if you keep them in the fridge they don't make you cry. I once wore swimmer's goggles for the job, which the kids found highly entertaining.