working in the kitchen

2 May

Weathered (Photo credit: JEBourk)

If you are a happy individual living in a fancy country with any smart interior heating  system, you can stop reading. More: you should know that here in a cold floor kitchen sits a woman green with envy of yours.

One of the (not so few) things I hate about living in Brazil is the freezing houses. Yeah, we do not have hot weather 365 days in São Paulo, but I’ll complain about the heat later, I swear. Despite we can get from 30 Celsius degrees to 8 in the same day, we do not have any heating system in our houses. People sit in home with double pants, three socks and a bunch of coats (an English friend of mine said he feels embarrassed of working with jacket but has no choice since one can freeze to death in here)

We bought a Taiwan electrical heater that takes our electrical bills to heaven – yeah, physicists are right, hot air lifts – and here it lifts my bills. So, the great stiod today was bringing my papers to the kitchen and preparing some food while I am working (and blogging). If you can feel some smell of garlic flavored sirloin it’s my fault.

Despite it might be dangerous for the papers getting some olive oil texture, It gives me comfort of a warm room for the time being. And I will soon open the cookbook looking for some tart recipe or the likes so I can use the oven as well. Perhaps I should get some cooking as sideline all over the winter time. I guess LP gas is cheaper than electricity anyways.

4 Responses to “working in the kitchen”

  1. canoe & communications May 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    You make it sound like you’re living in the Midwest where it can drop 20 degrees in two hours. I share your frost.

    • no tail nor flies May 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Haha. Nice to know that there are somewhere out that that feels the same. It is hard to suffer alone :D.
      Thank you for the visit!

  2. backyardprovence May 3, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Thanks for the trackback 🙂 We have the same problem in the south of France. It definitely isn’t warm all year around! Those pics everyone sees is from the summer time. Our house is made out of think (about 70 meters thick) cold, stone walls and it is freezing here in the winter. Good luck on keeping warm this winter. I really do feel your pain.

    • no tail nor flies May 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      I can’t think what is worse. Your thick walls that makes it hard to warm up or our thin ones, that take away any heat we can try to create.
      Thanks for the visit!

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