Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Life without essential mod-cons

My kitchen is full of amenities that I take for granted- microwave, grinder, refrigerator, freezer, gas stove, water filter, electric cooker. Things that work on electricity, gas and other utilities that I enjoy without interruption. When I turn a tap, I get water. My water purifier is connected to the mains so drinking water is at the touch of a button.
And yet all I can say, most euphemistically, is that I do not particularly enjoy cooking. How then do women who have to collect firewood from the forest, and walk miles for their water manage to feed huge families?
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5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They do it because they have to.

GigglesandGuns said...

God bless them, is all I can say.
Like you I have a kitchen full of "can't live withouts." As they die I am not replacing. Strange but I'm not missing them -- not even the microwave.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I remember my mother cooking without lots of the amenities I now use constantly: microwave, food processor, slow cooker, garbage disposal and more. And she fed a family a good deal larger than mine. We don't miss, I think, what we don't have...

Chuck said...

I agree with Alex...they have no choice. We take so much for granted every day. I guess that is why I love watching the summer show The Colony.

slommler said...

Yep! Like they said...no choice! They don't think about it...they just do it! I would be lost without all my gadgets for sure! Especially my coffee pot and microwave! Ha!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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