I really dislike chopping onions. I've tried many gadgets and many techniques, apart from swimming goggles (that's next) and nothing quite saves you from the tears. But like so many things it is a little pain for a little gain. The aforementioned onions, together with peppers garlic, black beans, salt and pepper, a bit coriander and a bit of any herbs there were in the kitchen, are now slowly cooking away in a frying pan... for a friend coming for dinner tonight. Some cassava boiling in another pan, some arepas I made earlier that should go in the oven later, some plantain and some avocado, lettuce and watercress salad. I tend to stick to the few things I like how they turn out, this refried black bean meal is one of them. Should be ok.