I had a fantastic onion harvest in August. My Walla Walla (Vidalia) onions were as big as softballs. No kidding! But those big onion-ring type onions have a short shelf life. So I'm cooking up as many onion recipes as I can. Onion soup. Onion quiche with bacon bits. What's your favorite recipe that uses a lot of onions?
These big onions are surprisingly mild and sweet. We think of onions as causing us some distress, bringing tears to our eyes. But not these. People in Walla Walla eat these onions like apples. Crunch!
Several things on our Buddhist path may initially make us put up our right hand like a stop sign. "No thanks. I don't want any of that."
For instance, the 5th precept of not taking intoxicants. Oh a little glass of wine never hurt anybody. Or the third perfection of renunciation. No thanks. I want more not less. Or the third characteristic of existence: Not-self. Of course i have a self! Or the 5 daily reflections on aging, illness, and death, followed by impermanence and karma. Really, do we have to talk about those? What a bore.
Yet when we bite into any one of these teachings, we find our life becomes sweeter.
So send me your onion recipes Sweetie.