Thursday, November 13, 2008

works for me!

I know it is not Wednesday, but I wanted to share this tip.....because it really works!  My BFF Wendi told me about this years ago and I have done it ever since.  

We all hate cutting onions, unless of course we need a good cry.  The worst part is that you never know how strong those onion fumes are going to be until you are already in to it!  

The fix is quick and easy........take out a metal spoon from your drawer, place in your mouth and start cutting!!!  Yes, it is a little silly looking.....okay, very silly looking!!  You will get teased by your family, but you won't won't be crying!!

While I was in Italy, we had to cut very strong onions.  I told everyone about this tip....they didn't believe me.  By the end of the cutting job, the other lady cutting onions had tears streaming down her face and actually had to walk away two times before she could finish.  

Me?  I was silly looking........but tear free!!  



Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

I love this! So funny that you were brave enough to do this even in Italy. Look who is crying now! ;)

Beverlydru said...

I had just heard this from someone else but haven't tried it yet. Why did it take me half a lifetime to learn this imnportant tip??!! Love the photo/

Sara@ Butterville said...

Awesome. I turn on the gas stove. But this sounds much safer!!!
I think you look cute. Like a chef tasting her yummy dish, with the Other end so you can still stir it with the spoon and not dirty another one. Ok, am I the only one the does that???

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Love the pic! I've never heard of this, but I'm going to try it for sure!

Mom To Six said...

OK, I gotta say this is hilarious, but definitely worth trying. I'm choppin' lots of onions for Thanksgiving, so I will let you know what my results are.

I hope they're better than the feedback results I've gotten on the sneezing technique. :)



Mocha with Linda said...

Now THAT'S a new one! Pretty interesting. I just may have to try it!

Esthermay said...

I've heard running water.
I've heard stuffing a piece of bread in your mouth.
-- NOT! (i.e. does not work)
THIS I will try.
Onions make in into almost everything I make so this will save much pain and suffering.
Very cool!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I have heard of that trick but need to remember it! I am glad you taught them something....or tried!

Christine said...

Another tip regarding onions: rubbing your hands on something metal. This removes the odor from your hands. (this makes sense with your metal spoon tip)
My mother-in-law has one of these:
And it really works!