Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I have a love-hate relationship with onions. Mostly hate. The thing is, I love the initial taste of a lot of food that contains onions like salsa, fajitas, stroganoff, onion rings, and many salads. But after I'm done eating, my mouth always tastes so disgusting from the onions! And they make my stomach hurt and give me the runs (sorry TMI). And whenever I cook with onions, the whole house reeks for at least a day. I almost can't cope with how pungant they are when you cook with them. And they make my hands stink. And right now--1 hour after eating maybe 5 bites of salsa--I want to throw up from the aftertaste of onions. (I know, I should just go brush my teeth. But I'm trying to blog here!) But despite knowing I hate the taste and smell of them, I can't seem to resist eating them if they're in something I know I like. And you'd think I would have more control of the situation when it's me that's doing the cooking. But I can't seem to leave them out of my recipes either. I feel like I'm somehow cheating or that the recipe will not turn out right if I don't use the onions. I do try to reduce the amount by at least 9/10ths. But even that is often not enough to keep the insidious taste and odor from getting to me. Why can't I just leave well enough alone? Why am I drawn to this odious--odorous?--vegetable when I clearly hate everything about it??? I'm like a moth to a flame. Oh, Onion, why caint I quit chou?
at 11:17 PM