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Old 02-16-2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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It may sound bizarre, but all you have to do is wear swim goggles while chopping. The goggles will keep the fumes away from your eyes.

A strong fan blowing across the cutting board will also blow the fumes away from your eyes.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:56 PM   #12
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A strong fan blowing across the cutting board will also blow the fumes away from your eyes.
Or maybe that steady Aruba wind
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:59 PM   #13
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I didn't cry a single tear the whole time I was in Aruba!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:23 AM   #14
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I always store my onions in the refrigerator, to keep them cold. I never cry. I also agree about keeping your knife sharp. It doesn't crush the onion, and it's safer, anyway.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:06 PM   #15
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When I lost my "sense of smell" some 8 years ago...I've never had trouble again. I don't recommend it for you though....lol. I use my food processor for the dicing...it might help you!
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:03 PM   #16
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thanks

you all offered some interesting ideas about what to do to prevent me from crying. It is so durn annoying when you have to stop to wipe your eyes with a cloth. I do get impatient when I know I will have to look forward to this happening. Evidently you all know what I am talking about. I thank you all and will keep onions in fridge and get knives sharpened. Have t o keep up with all these details makes the job so complicated. I really don't have a choice t o eliminate the onions. They are so vital in soup and so man other dishes. I will try all your suggestions and see whic h one is the best. Appreciate your interest. Thanks for understanding.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:07 PM   #17
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I promise you, the lemon juice really works.
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I suggest making the people who want you to cook the soup do it.....
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:07 PM   #19
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Constance, I'm going to try the lemon juice. Nothing else works for me. As I've gotten older (???!!!!!!!!!) the tears have gotten worse. mr. callie usually feels sorry for me and does the cutting/dicing.

AllenMI, I've never kept my onions in the fridge (except after I've cut them). Do they keep well?
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:17 PM   #20
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Sometimes....I feel like I need a good cry. Cutting up an onion helps things along.....
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