Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday in Ellen's Kitchen


Have you seen or heard of Onion Goggles? At one of our cooking demonstrations at Lepp Farm Market I spotted them and decided to buy 2 pairs.

I am so pleased with how well they keep me from tearing up while chopping, mincing, dicing, and slicing onions!


I highly recommend these glasses to anyone who loves to add onions in their recipes. We love the flavor that onions add to dishes so I do a lot of chopping in my kitchen.


The next photo shows who I bought the 2nd pair of onion goggles for and he was happy to model his and send me a photo!

Our son Josh who is enjoying his onion goggles, too.

You can check Lepp Farm Market to see if they are still stocking the goggles. If they aren't find out where you can purchase them by googling onion goggles!

17 comments:

  1. No, I've not seen them, but then I often wear my big sunglasses if an onion is particularly offensive. I am one who gets pretty choked up over the whole process. Great find!

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  2. What a neat idea! They're very fashionable too :)

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  3. I am really enjoying these glimpses into your kitchens - and what a nifty idea! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh - I wanted to see YOU modelling them too Ellen!! So cute. It reminds me of the scene of onion chopping in the Julie & Julia film! Have a great weekend!

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  5. I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't tear up with onions, but my cousin had this goggles on her wish list for her wedding! I'm glad to know they really work.

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  6. My solution is to buy frozen diced onions at M&M Meatshops. A fairly large bag is around $3-4, it's nice to take the bag out of the freezer, sprinkle some into whatever I'm cooking, and put the bag back in the freezer.

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  7. My boys gave these to me for Christmas last year. I do like them and they do work. I had been using swim goggles which are not quite as fashionable, but worked really well...and were cheaper since we already had several pair.

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  8. Did you know there is a secret to NOT have onion tears? When cutting your onion, leave on the root end -- do not cut it off. Now you can dice away tear free. Try it - I think you'll be surprised. I have done this for years and it works.

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    1. I'm so glad someone else knows this "never fail" tip. It's the only method i've found to keep my eyes tear free.

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    2. I am sorry, but I always leave the root end on my onions, and my eyes still tear. That tip has simply never worked for me.

      I have onion glasses though and they are the best, 100% effective.

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  9. The Happy Cooker Store in Osborne Village in Winnipeg sells them. They don't fit over regular eye glasses though. My dad (Dave Klassen) told me of his idea that works - cut onions underneath your kitchen ceiling fan. The downward draft keeps the onion juice particles from getting into eyes. It works too!

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  10. I've used ski goggles while chopping onions. Also putting a piece of bread in your mouth works, a little awkward, though. I also find that if I'm using half an onion (already chopped) it doesn't make me tear up.
    There are ways that don't involved spending extra money!

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  11. This is so funny. My daughter used swimming goggles about 4 years ago to chop onions. We laughed at her so hard and now you can by the specificly for onions.

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  12. Onions never make me tear up but it's a great idea for those that do. I have seen these on Amazon before. Here is the link for those interested.

    http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0014SQU1A/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=kitchen

    Love your kitchen tips.

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  13. How funny. I have tried leaving the root end on but it doesn't seem to make a difference. My daughter says holding a match in your teeth while cutting onions takes away the tears, but that doesn't work for me, either. Sometimes I buy bags of frozen diced onions at the grocery store. That works!

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  14. a regular pair of safety goggles are in my kitchen drawer for this reason

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