HOW TO AVOID STINGING, TEARY EYES WHILE SLICING ONIONS:
No, I'm not going to tell you to wear swim goggles. That totally works, but when the goggles are outside by the pool or in the bottom of summer camp bags, that really doesn't make your life easier.
I'm no Martha Stewart, but this is what she told me (and the million other viewers of her show), and I've done it ever since - it really works:
Burn a candle (any candle, doesn't have to be a fancy one) near the cutting board while slicing onions, and the candle vapors will neutralize the stuff that makes your eyes water while slicing onions.
Do this, and you won't have smudgy mascara streaks running down your face at the dinner table. And if you use your favorite smelly candle, a fringe benefit might be that you just may relax a little while cooking dinner. Works for me!
Told ya it would be a quick & simple one today. See more Works For Me Wednesday tips here.