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O is for Onions

April 28th, 2011 at 04:50 pm

I've been remiss on writing on this blog, but life kind of got hectic...over two weeks ago hubby had a scare with chest pain. Since his family has a history of heart attacks, we went to the hospital. Fortunately he had a series of tests and they think they can control his heart rhythm problems with medicines. School got busy with lots of meetings and projects coming due. So, between work and home and trying to keep up the everyday stuff, I didn't get on.

As for my topic, I can't imagine not being able to use onions. I love the scent as they saute in olive oil. They add so much to soups, stews, meatloaf, even potato dishes. And adding them to salads is like adding a jewel. A couple of years ago I convinced hubby he should grow some onions and he told me he couldn't. I told him they were basically fool proof and he took me at my word. He has a green thumb to begin with and after he got the ground ready and planted them, he was amazed at the results. We enjoyed green onions through the summer.

I noticed they have come out with special goggles for those folks who don't want to cry as they slice onions...I'm not sure I'm ready to succumb and buy them, but I guess that's a good idea if one gets put off by the tears and won't use fresh onions.

In the movie "Julie/Julia", Julia's husband comes into the kitchen as she stands over mounds of chopped onions and his eyes water as he enters. I think that has to be one of my favorite parts of the movie -- she wanted to chop like a pro and stayed with it until she could. I sort of wonder what she did with all those onions after she chopped them!

3 Responses to “O is for Onions”

  1. snafu Says:

    Heart disease is frightening; I wondered if the doctor suggested DH's problem could be controlled by diet?. Dr Oz has a terrific, easy to follow program. The lists of foods that help and those to avoid are easily found on-line. I've noticed doctors seem to advise pills as the first option.

    I hope your pharmacist is one of the professionals who explain all the side affect and precautions that accompany medications. Every time they do those pharmacy ads for popular medications the list of precautions seems to get longer.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad it is something they can control with medicine.

    And glad you are back posting, I have been particularly enjoyed you going through the alphabet with food so it's nice to see it again. I love onions, but weird thing is I did not develop a taste from them until I was 20. Now I can't imagine doing without them. Hmm...I wonder if regular swimmer's goggles would work for the onion chopping since I have those on hand. I'll have to try it and see!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the responses!

    So, Lucky, have you tried the swimmer's goggles yet?

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