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If You Can't Stand The Heat.....Stay in the Kitchen! 
 
Jul. 7, 2013 8:42 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2013 12:56 pm
I live in a very old home - built in 1926 and was home to a farmer and his family.  Very big yard, lots of rooms but relatively small in today's environment - except for the kitchen.  The kitchen was the place where everyone gathered and spent most of their time together - imagine the rest of the time they were working the fields or sleeping!  Anyways.....with an old home comes an old fashioned heating system - radiators!  Wonderful in the winter but horrible in the summer.  Now where I live we are known for our cold winters and more then our fair share of snow - so I much appreciate the warm and quiet heat we get, however, in the summer (like now) - when it gets really hot - I would rather be at work then home (did I really just say that?).

So each summer I take off from cooking and let my husband take over with grilling on our deck.  I will make a very quick cool dish for a side or we grill veggies but I definitely don't cook - way too hot.  Well if you've read my two previous posts - I have this magic stove and by gosh it is still weaving its magic - I can't stay out of the kitchen even in this heat!

My magic stove got a new neighbor this summer - a new grill!  Squirrels ate through our gas line (darn lil things) and we purchased a new one.  Hubby all excited about using (insert Tim the Toolman Taylor grunt here) this year.   Think he has used twice as I have taken over that as well.  I have never grilled in my life.  Running between the kitchen and the grill - not caring that it is 110 degrees in my kitchen - trying new recipes - as my husband says "the magic stove has created a monster and I love it but can I please have my grill"? 

This fire inside me is amazing and before you comment about window air conditioners - we have one in our bedroom but the rest of our windows can't really accommodate - but our summers are short here and as long as I am happy and content with cooking - I can stand the heat and stay in the kitchen!
 
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Jul. 7, 2013 8:58 am
Summers are very hot here in AZ, & we can't afford to run the A/C. I use the micro most evenings for dinner heat-ups. Or the crock-pot. Used to use our grill in CA, but now no more covered porches & the sun sets quite late here. We are living much more primitively here, but having acreage & peace & quiet is the trade-off. Fans really help us here.
 
Jul. 7, 2013 9:02 am
Agree Good - we have ceiling fans in every room but the bathroom - can't convince hubby to put them there! I do love our old home though - have a beautiful front porch - like they say they don't make them like they used to. Enjoy your summer!
 
Jul. 8, 2013 9:03 am
I have family in Rochester. I like that city! I hope you and your hubs have a wonderful summer of grilling. Enjoy Lechworth State Park! One of my favorite parks in the USA.
 
Jul. 8, 2013 12:56 pm
Thanks Doc - yes Letchworth is beautiful and do hope to get there if it ever stops raining!
 
 
 
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