The photo above is a peek into my spice cupboard. Remember the old Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn’t belong.” My spice cupboard happens to the the place I store one of my favorite kitchen tools, my onion goggles. Prior to using these fabulous glasses, I avoided cutting onions like the plague. One tiny whiff of a freshly sliced onion and the burn set in behind my eyes prompting a flood of waterworks. I literally believed onions to be evil, a vegetable straight from the soil in the very pits of Hades. I believed this to be true up until my cousin told me about a little invention called onion goggles. The first time I gave my new onion goggles a whirl, I was making my all time favorite soup, broccoli cheddar, a recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. You have to try this soup. It is mmm….mmmm…good! Oh dear, I am salivating just thinking about it. I love making this soup now that I am no longer a snivelling mess while doing so. I can chop, chop, chop those onions all day long with not even a hint of a tear now. I don’t even care that I look like a total dork in them. Onion goggles are simply marvelous!
Besides onion goggles, what other tips do you have for chopping onions with no more tears?