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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Chopping Onions

Way back last February, I complained of how torturous chopping onions can be for me. While friends on Facebook had great suggestions on avoiding chopping onions, I still use onions on at least a weekly basis. I came across Mom’s Tool Box recently and in her comment section there were several suggestions on how to cut an onion without crying that I had to share.

Some of those suggestions were:

  • Put water in your mouth and keep it in there while you chop. This was Mom’s Toolbox’s idea and I tried it that night. It really does work until you have to spit out the water to explain to your husband who is looking quite concerned what on earth you are doing.
  • Chew gum.
  • Put the onion in the freezer for 20-30 minutes prior to chopping it
  • Whistle while you chop.
  • Chew on a toothpick.

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