Opinions are opinions. Facts are facts. But which are which? Ideas are offered for your thoughtful consideration.

About Your Cutting Board...

Is it a wooden board?  Is it a glass board?  Is it a plastic board?  Why is it what it is.  In other words, why do you have that board?  For example, did your cutting board arrive in your kitchen as a gift, or did it arrive via an informed choice?

[Hopefully you have a cutting board.  Admittedly, I can remember the days when I did not.]

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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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How do you do!    How - do - you - do ????

Studies (and common sense) indicate that nutrition (cell-nourishing food and drink) influences our well-being.  Onions (as many other natural foods) help our bodies minimize inflammations. Natural sulfur compounds, activated by slicing an onion, are many times able to prevent the chain of chemicals that tend to lead to asthma attacks.


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Onion Bulb Selection and Storage

Common yellow, white, or red mature onion bulb SELECTION:

onion bulb selection and storage

If you enjoy messiness and waste, sure, go ahead and select the soft, partially-peeled, lop-sided, open-necked bulbs (with a sprinkling of black powdery substance for good measure)!

Otherwise, check…

Is the peel crisp, dry, thin, bright, shiny?
Is the bulb clean, tightly-closed, un-sprouted, well-shaped, firm?

  •     Dark powdery patches beneath the skin indicate mold.
  •     Open-necked bulbs tend toward thick and woods centers.
  •     Sprouted stems indicate agedness.

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