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If you don't cut the root end off and work with the other end of the onion it won't make you cry or your eyes water. emoticon

- Submitted by RAINBOWSKY1 4/3/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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MCJULIEO 11/12/2010 8:31:00 AM

    Actually, I always leave the root end on when chopping onions, and I use a LOT of onions in my cooking...and it makes no difference. Some onions are just more tear inducing than others, and I suspect it has something to do with dry growing seasons, or how long the onion has been in storage... There ARE a few varieties, the Texas 1015 Sweet and the Vidalia Sweet yellow onions which are milder, but even THEY can induce tears if old enough. ...just something I've learned from experience...
WANAKA 9/21/2010 11:09:00 AM

    I'll have to try that, thankx!
MOTIV8TEDMOM23 4/4/2010 12:46:00 AM

    Everytime my youngest son sees me cutting up onions he asks if I'm crying!

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