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Old 01-04-2015, 11:55 PM   #21
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Using less onion not noticing big differences

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I never did understand metric, well, I learned a little. A meter is 2.2 feet (i think) or about 40".

A kilo is 2.2 # - I think.

I've driven many times in Canada, have figured out kilometers (they're printed on my speedometer). You can drive a lot faster that way.

I guesstimate kilos when we go on vacation. Don't order the kilos of ham or chicken in Mexico, way more than 2 people can eat!

I equate grams with those who sell illegal substances, not so much with onions.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:23 AM   #22
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I want my ashes weighed in ounces, after that they can do whatever they like!
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:30 AM   #23
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I want my ashes weighed in ounces, after that they can do whatever they like!

Mom's ashes weighed about 5 pounds, around 76 ounces. Maybe. My math skills are still terrible.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:32 AM   #24
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Heh, snicer.snort....

And you know this how??
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...but then, what is one to do with a little bit of left-over onion, toss it? or use it...
I'll usually chop whatever size onion I have on hand, eyeball what I think should go into the pot dependent upon the volume of other ingredients, and if I have leftover I freeze it. I'll spread the chopped onion on a baking sheet and put it into the freezer. Once frozen, I slid them into a zipper freezer bag and file for a future use.
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...I equate grams with those who sell illegal substances, not so much with onions.


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I want my ashes weighed in ounces, after that they can do whatever they like!
And, perhaps, your age on your urn posted in Celsius?
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And, perhaps, your age on your urn posted in Celsius?
What urn, I'm goin' commando!
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After years of cooking, I'm starting to notice that I don't really need to use as much onion as recipes usually call for. Most recipes seem to call for 1 onion chopped up. I started realizing that its a bit overwhelming. You get a lot out of a chopped onion and onions do vary in size.

Does anyone else ever notice this? I'm not saying that I never or would never need to use a whole onion cut up, but it just more I'm noticing more frequently that I don't need to use that! much onion in things that I make.
I find it depends on the onion.

"They" say that as we age our perception of taste deteriorates but I haven't noticed this in myself. It sounds as if yours is sharpening up.

However, I do think that sometimes recipe writers get a bit carried away with amounts. I made a recipe supposed to be enough for 4 just before Christmas and it would have been more appropriate for 6-8 hungry people!
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Gah! No switching to metric! I didn't understand it in 5th grade, and I sure as heck won't be able to figure it out now!

I never follow recipes anyway. If the recipe is so persnickety as to require 1/2 cup of chopped onion, I just throw the rest of the onion in, or freeze the leftover onion.
Perhaps it's my age but metric just doesn't make sense. However, more and more newly published recipes don't give alternatives so I have "bilingual" scales for measuring (and don't get me onto the subject of "cups"!)
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