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Perhaps, you have a young aspiring chef (I do). Perhaps, you’re encouraging of this ambition-slash-passion (I am). Your child may have big ideas, in terms of desired kitchen items. Mine wanted a pasta attachment for the Kitchen Aid, for example, one year, and a chef’s knife another. These are pricey desires.

There is one thing I bought a couple of years ago, though, that wasn’t expensive.

I purchased him a pair of onion goggles. These goofy-looking specs actually work! If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day… If you give a kid a pair of onion goggles, he will chop onions forevermore; it’s the fishing rod of onions.

My next, similarly small but effective purchase will cater to his hot pepper loving ways: a jalapeño corer—because if you give a kid a jalapeño corer, he’ll prepare spicy salsas forevermore.

Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser is a writer, whose work appears in the ebook anthology Welcome to My WorldBrain Child Magazine & the Huffington Post, Babble & Bamboo Magazine amongst others. She does some blogging for Teen Life and keeps her own blog—Standing in the Shadows—at the Valley Advocate. She and her dear husband are raising four children and enduring a great deal of chaos in the relatively sleepless process.


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One Comment


  1. Posted by: Katie

    I need to get these for myself. I’m sooo sensitive to the gasses! My eyes even burn a little when I chop cabbage!

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