Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Onion Chopping Block

You might remember an earlier post of mine about chopping onions. I chopped 5 pounds of walla wallas, leaving the entire house smelling of onion. Fumigation with various de-scenters didn't help much.

I think I found the solution for only $20 at a garage sale--a potting table! The hole in the table portion houses a plastic tub for soil, although I'll be using it for chopped onion. I'll be able to go outside and chop to my heart's content (I will probably don goggles this time) without smelling up the house!

It will also come in handy during planting season as I am starting seedlings and repotting.

4 comments:

Jean Gogolin said...

The best way to get rid of smells, I've found, is simply to light a candle. It burns up all the gases of any kind and works like magic.

gfcfmom said...

I saw that you had a ton of onions, so I thought I would pass along this recipe which you can use with any greens...
Collard Greens with Caramelized Onions

EnglishProf said...

Thanks for the advice, Jean! Next time I'll try the candle trick. :-)

EnglishProf said...

gfcmom, thanks for the recipe--it sounds scrumptious! I'm always looking for healthy recipes, and this one sounds worth a go!