Saturday, June 25, 2011

No Tears Today

I'm going to be chopping onions to freeze. We have a bumper crop of the sweetest onions. They are so mild that they don't bother my eyes. I've heard many old wives tails for keeping onions from making you cry. The only one that I think really works is having a candle nearby. The lit candle neutralizes the onion that causes us to tear. Is this where I write the disclaimer that says to never leave a candle unattended or allow a small child to play with it? I also recommend not eating said candle or brushing your teeth with it. Got it?
They are so big that a few will easily fill a quart freezer container.

Does anyone remember the scene from Julie and Julia where Julia Childs practices her knife skills by chopping a mountain of onions? I loved  that movie! That's what I will be doing. I'll have to use the voice too!

11 comments:

  1. Gracious you`ll need a box of Kleenex close at hand I fear! =)

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  2. Nice onions! I am jealous! I just don't seem to have the luck growing them.

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  3. Yes I remember that scene! I so miss onions! THe hubby doesn't like them, so I gad up growing and buying them. May just have to get my stubborn hat on and start using them again. I so love their flavor!

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  4. ha ha! thanks for the julia reference!

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  5. that's a lot of onions,
    I never knew about the candle, I will be using that trick next time.

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  6. Those will be nice to have, but a bit of work to get all of it in the freezer!

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  7. I never knew about the candle trick! I will have to try that! Those are some nice looking onions!

    I recently saw Julie & Julia... I really enjoyed it!

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  8. Love that movie! And every time I chop onions I think about that exact scene!

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  9. Ha! I hope you did use Julia's voice. Makes chopping more fun. I, as well, really liked that movie.
    Staci

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  10. Oh how I wish I was there to enjoy your Julia Child voice! Remember the Cosby show episode when Theo and Cliff used the voice?

    The onions are beautiful! The only tale I've heard about them is to keep your mouth closed--no talking and breathe through your nose...and it works...but I don't know if it really works or I just believe it so it works. LOL

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