Thursday, March 26, 2009
As I was staring in hatred at my garlic press in the sink, I realized it might be time for a change. Rather than blaming all the problems of the world on a kitchen gadget, however annoying it might be to clean, I should probably learn my lessons. They are:
1. Only use the fing press if I have lots of garlic or ginger to mince/press. And even then, rethink.
2. Get a roommate that will accept meals in trade for them doing the dish work. With no dishwasher (Germans believe they're behind the American obesity epidemic*), cooking is kind of a pain in the ass. Actually, the cooking & eating are great -- washing up afterward is not. So, if you or someone you know wants to trade washing of dishes for hot home-cooked food, have them call me. I have references available upon request.
And, yes, I know I could get a girlfriend to fill this role. I currently have someone on callback, but it's not clear if she's right for the part.
* Or maybe small German kitchens just don't have space for them. Jesus, just google it. I'm not the Encyclopedia Deutschica.