Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

17 Nov

This week’s theme is “layers,” and of course, my thoughts turned to food–and specifically to onions, whose layers have been the subject of many quotes, mostly about hidden depths and weeping. In my case, I’d be weeping if I didn’t have any onions around. I realize it is probably quite shallow to only think of my stomach in lieu of other, more profound (or perhaps more pungent) observations about this revered member of the allium genus.

But here’s something. The red onion I cut open today had a particularly striking and almost glowing yellow core, so Cyrano de Bergerac’s philosophical musings struck a chord: “And in the Onion, the Germ is the little Sun of that little World, which vivifies and nourishes the vegetative Salt of that little mass.” As the onion itself adds life to so many dishes. I can’t imagine my kitchen without it.

8 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers”

  1. Tina Schell November 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I was HOPING someone would post an onion!! Well done 🙂

    • perennialpastimes November 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      Thanks! There are probably far more symbolic interpretations of “layers,” but I went for a literal/gastronomic approach….

  2. Aislynn November 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I considered an onion for this challenge, but I really hate chopping them 😉

    • perennialpastimes November 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

      One of my sons tried cutting onions with swimming goggles on, but goggles tend to fog up, so in the end it was a choice between a few tears or a few fingers! 🙂

  3. Connie Hanks - ClickyChickCreates.com November 19, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    Beautiful composition!

  4. Jessie November 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    My theory is when in doubt on what to make for dinner, start red onions sauteing in butter and it’s bound to turn out edible. 🙂

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