If mama eats onions, baby has experienced them before birth. If mama eats onions, baby has experienced them while nursing. If mama eats onions, why would baby not want to eat onions?
Of course there are common sense baby food considerations. For example, since onions may cause discomforting gas, initially blend only a tiny portion of cooked, pureed onion into a food previously introduced. Due to the sulfur content, you might want to make a game of the first time you offer a thin raw onion ring to your child as finger food – a “look what happens to my eyes when I hold this” kind of a game (stressing HAPPY tears) – or a “mmm, this is lip-smacking delicious” game where you exaggerate the lip smacking. Might you have carefully cooked a few ringlets and offered them…somewhere between the pureed stage and the raw finger food stage? It’s a thought! Many factors come into play.
Early reading proved to me that onions are truly valuable health enhancers.
Further reading led to the belief that the outermost onion layer is particularly valuable. Therefore, in the "How Much" post, it seemed a favor to suggest that we not peel beyond the dry, protective portion of the onion peel.
Yet, it became increasingly difficult to visualize the initial semi-tender layer being significantly more power-packed than the basic-tender layers.
When I first ran across the term 'sweating' in relation to onions, there were no context clues indicating this was a cooking term. Therefore, my mind immediately more-or-less visualized......continue reading →
In a moment... Click on the following link. Examine the scope of the page to your heart's content. Then, temporarily tune out all of it except the featured photo. For me, such a double-take came automatically. One part of my mind registered mouth-watering, wonderfully-seasoned, well-grilled onion slices. Another part of my brain… Well, you try it.
For months now I've been living EVERYTHING ONIONS, and it's been fascinating. I'm beginning to wonder if one of you readers may think, "I can do that! I can make a website about __________ !" Likely, you can. Likely, you can do it better! Maybe the objects of your focus will be green beans! You might include everything from recollections of 'end snapping parties' with your siblings, to who knows what, for starters, and then explore for more.
In a land far away, there is a homemaker who often serves raw, thinly sliced onions. During meals, each family member is free to select what amount he or she wants… in a lettuce or cabbage wrap sandwich, added to black beans, or whatever the meal. At times there are leftover onion slices. Does she place them in the refrigerator to be used the next day? Does she enclose them in a plastic container with a tight lid? Does she enclose them in a glass container with a lid? What does she do with those leftover onion slices? She sets them in a glass bowl and positions that as a kitchen table centerpiece, where it generally remains until the next morning.