L wrote:I invented a really good way to chop an onion five times quicker than conventional methods. My friends were sceptical until the saw me in action.
That's got to be that wry British humor in action because I don't get it, unless the point is that people have to see it to believe it/proof is in the pudding?
I was thinking of the scepticism that I faced. But its true. I did invent it! I'll tell you about it one day perhaps. Anyone who's interested PM me. I don't think that it should be on the internet for just anyone to steal.
I know a really good way to peel a garlic clove too. Explaining the onion chopping, well, it works with any vegetable pretty much, is a bit drawn out, but the garlic crushing technique is really simple. Just cut off the root part and get a heavy object that's to hand and smash it down on the garlic. Hard enough to crush it a little, don't go overboard. Now the peel comes off almost on its own.
I'll stop now because this must be a little irritating for everyone, not least the OP. Sorry srb. But that garlic peeling technique is just great. If you didn't know about it before, it will revolutionise your life.