Today I am making cucumber relish to can. It calls for cucumbers, sweet peppers and onions - all ground up. You know how it is... if you deal with a lot of onions, pretty soon your eyes will be burning and tears will be coming out enthusiastically... very uncomfortable!
I am here to tell you I have discovered a solution! At least it works for me. I used a hand powered food grinder to prepare the vegetables. While I ground the onions, I kept munching on cucumbers. For some reason, then the onions did not bother my eyes. Voila! I hope it helps you too!