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How decoratively displayed are your meals? 

violet - one of the edible flowersSweet, wild VIOLETS offer beauty and nutritional benefits to meals.  DANDELIONS.  The same.  ROSES.  The same.  Happy are those who not only are aware of these facts, but also actively pursue landing some flowers on their plates.  Edible flowers abound.  Eating them freshly picked best satisfies some individuals, yet interesting cooking options are in no short supply.

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So Simple, So Sweet 

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An Onion Metaphor

Don’t allow the word "metaphor" to alarm (or bore) you. Remember...  A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. Remember...  Rhetorical means that it is expressed in such a manner as to make a statement or produce an effect.

Therefore, allow this title and its link intrigue (and challenge) you.


I wept.  You may also.  little sunshine onion

Yet, the pendulum swings.  After allowing my heart strings to be tugged by the onion metaphor, curiosity led me to further browse the site.  It held several onion-related tips and quite a few recipes, including one that offers a fun diversion from the ordinary. (assuming budget and health concerns allow for generous flexibility)


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Mind Tricks

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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.   

Grilled Onions

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2-in-1 Recipe

Homemade salves vary.  Roasted onion salve, for example, is not one to refrigerate for future use.  It is best used sooner than later.  The salve-making process is somewhat lengthy, but there are times when one remedy does not work, so another is sought.  This is one of the recommended options.  Wash two onions without removing their outermost tunic.  Bake them. When they are cool enough to touch, peel them.  Choose a method to blend them into one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, whether it be with a small processor or whatever.  Apply the salve to the sore you hope to heal.

Let's say...  With best intentions, you bake, peel, cream, blend, and present your salve to someone you care about, whose condition concerns you... but they take one look and do not care to use it.  Their loss.  Eat it as a snack.  It's yummy!

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Savory Onion.  No surprise.
Savory Onion Muffin.  Full of surprises.

If you will recall, two posts back, I mentioned using the pulp leftover from juicing – for muffins!  The actual recipe calls for the entire onion – juice and pulp – and is a fine example of using a flavorful, yet unusual, natural sweetener.  The recipe is nestled among other GAPS-friendly eating choices, plus much valuable family life info.


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Simple.  Natural.  Effective.  Delicious.

Our Honey Ginger Recipe, and Tips

cough visualMix:
2 parts fresh onion juice
2 parts honey (preferable organic and raw)
1 part fresh shredded ginger root
Swallow: 1 teaspoon full, 3 times a day, to reduce the likelihood of colds and coughs
Or Swallow: whatever amount seems appropriate, if you need cough relief


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(My preference is to use the pulp along with the juice, after grating the onion... and I prefer to allow the mixture to coat the underside and back of my tongue, to the degree possible, before swallowing.)


Raw Onion Ring Salad — Yes, Salad!

Sure, most of us have seen salads with raw onion ringlets.

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But, how many of us are familiar with raw onion ringlets comprising the main portion of the salad?

Indian cuisine typically includes a small portion of raw onion in the form of freshly sliced thin ringlets. Rings are particularly becoming, plus they're easy to fork.

What makes these freshly sliced raw onions a salad in the usual sense of the term? Discover the flavorful finishing touches! http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/lachcha-onion-salad-or-onion-ring-salad/