Bitch on the Blog

June 21, 2012

In the closet

Filed under: Food — bitchontheblog @ 12:04
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Sweethearts, it’s just been brought to my attention that we are about to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the microwave.

Americans, and everyone else, please do look away NOW: I don’t have a microwave. As shameful secrets go this one ranks high.

What are microwaves actually for? Not to pass up on Zeitgeist I bought one a few years ago. In the time it took me to still not understand its mechanics I could have baked a LARGE potato in the oven, made a ragu and assembled a Lasagne, both from scratch, and defrosted the whole freezer by hand, and in a timely manner.

If ever there was a gadget in my kitchen – other than that weapon of mass destruction, namely the pressure cooker – leaving me flummoxed it’s the microwave. I was in awe of it. It sat there. Neat. Pleasing to the eye. Yet so superfluous. Since even a microwave has a right to fulfill its destiny I sold it to a more appreciative soul.

Bon appetit,




  1. don’t have one either!

    Comment by jadewho? — June 21, 2012 @ 12:10 | Reply

  2. have to say that a microwave oven does have its uses…… one is to create flashes and crackles if you put a piece of aluminium foil in ti by accident…… I first came across one in a restaurant I was working in as a teenager… huge machine it was…..and it came woth dire warnings about it possible effects on my fertility.
    Which reminds me of the story of RAF personnel who would go and satnd in front of the radar antennae before a night out on the town.

    I admire the ability to create food from scratch… Good on ya!

    Comment by David — June 21, 2012 @ 12:22 | Reply

  3. I still remember the melting dripping walls and ceiling of the microwave that arrived in our house when I was young when it met something unexpectedly metal.
    Microwaves are also known for that great Chinese delicacy – Chicken Ding. Put the chicken in. Wait for the ding.

    Comment by blackwatertown — June 21, 2012 @ 20:07 | Reply

  4. Good for you, U…

    Androgoth XXx

    Comment by Androgoth — June 21, 2012 @ 22:03 | Reply

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