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TV Tuesday #13 – How To Quickly Slice & Finely Dice An Onion

Whether you’re just starting out in the kitchen or have been at it for a while, everyone can agree that learning how to chop and prepare veggies (or fruit) quickly is an important part of enjoying your time in the kitchen.

One of the most common complaints I hear from people starting out on their whole food journey is time (lack of).  The constant cleaning and chopping of vegetables is tedious and time consuming. Sure its easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven but not necessarily faster. I can get a meal on the table much faster than a frozen pizza, because I know how to move quickly through kitchen tasks.

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By on July 3, 2012 in Blog, Informational, Onion, TV Tuesdays, Videos

Something Savory and a Little Sweet- Onion Jam

My mother was on a macrobiotic cooking kick for a while around the time I was 12 or so. As part of this “kick,” butter and margarine were out and onion butter was in. I’ll tell you what I remember about onion butter (note that these are the perceptions of a 12 year old speaking).

Take a whole bunch of onions and slice them up, then add some water and boil (not caramelise) until they become a consistent soft gruel that is meant to be spread on toast in place of butter. Now I haven’t tried making onion butter myself, so maybe it’s fabulous, maybe it’s not.  However, since I am ruined for life on onion butter, I hesitated with this Onion Jam recipe from the Marie Claire Seasonal Kitchen cookbook. But I’m glad I tried because it is truly fabulous. I think it’s my new favorite condiment. I find myself trying to find ways to use it, so that I can have it more often. Because of my inner fright with onion butter (like monsters under the bed) I created my own adaption to the recipe. I wanted to increase my chances of success as much as possible since I was already so badly jaded. So a little red wine and a little honey. It couldn’t possible hurt. You know what? It’s perfect.

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By on September 30, 2010 in Appetizer, Blog, Brunch, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Onion, Recipes, Snack, Vegetarian

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