A friend set up a microwave oven business when they were first introduce to New Zealand.
An uncle of my farmer’s died at about that time and left hims the princely sum of $1000. That was about what a microwave cost and we bought one with the money.
With my friend’s instructions and an Alison Holst recipe book I microwaved just about anything until I worked out that it’s good for some things – thawing, reheating, white sauce . . – and some things are better steamed, baked or grilled.
The microwave died last year and we went several months before buying a replacement.
I didn’t miss it but my farmer did and so we got another.
Tonight plans to go out were changed at the last minute and I had to go to the freezer to find some protein for dinner.
My search uncovered some blue cod and I was very grateful that I had a microwave with which to thaw it before cooking it.