Still Life of Yellow Onion
5" x 5"
oil on canvas
There is an Arctic blast of freezing cold air across the country today and will last for several days. It is time to stay indoors by the fire and drink hot chocolate and make soup. Most savory dishes like stews, bolognese, and soups begin the same way - chop the onion. The humble onion is the beginning of something wonderful, delicious, heart-warming, love-filled, satisfying. My mother starts every dish with onions. When she does not know what to cook, she starts with onions. She creates delicious food for her family knowing the beginning but not yet the ending.
From humble beginnings to the glorious endings, the onion can remind us all that we must start somewhere.