Onion Swarm

Onions, Onions, Onions

Onions, Onions, Onions

Be prepared to cry if faced with a swarm of onions!

For me, it would be tears of joy. I love them all. Sweet, Red, White and Yellow!

I don’t care if it makes me cry to cut them. It is a small price to pay for the taste of oniony goodness.

Sometimes I leave the water running in the sink while I chop. My mother told me that staring at running water will stop the tears. So that is what I do. I like to think it helps!

Posted on November 20, 2014, in Daily life, Observations, Photo 101, Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. A swarm of onions? Interesting interpretation of the definition of swarm. From a linguistic point of view, it’s not correct.

    Swarm is used in reference to a grouping of animals.

    swarming is a collective behaviour exhibited by animals of similar size which aggregate together,


  2. I’ll have to try that! I’ve heard it helps to refrigerate them before cutting. Shrug. But what do I know?

    One of the best things about cooking with onions — and other aromatics such as carrots, celery and parsley — is that wonder smell that fills the kitchen when you saute them. Nothing better!

    Great photo!


  3. Ever heard or watched the movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatos”? I took your swarm of onions attacking into my memory and came up with this doozy of a cult B Movie. Thanks for the laugh @tildy1!


  4. Lighting a candle nearby while chopping onions helps to avoid the tears, though I have no idea why.


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