Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Sliced Chili Pepper
Originally uploaded by Taekwonweirdo
What is wrong with me? I make curries and other spicy dishes on a weekly basis. Every time I chop fresh chilis, every time I forget to put on plastic gloves, and every time I sit with the skin on the surface of my hands burning for 3 hours after cooking. The pain reaches its peak during my evening bath where submerging my hands feels akin to having ironed them just prior to stepping into the tub. I've got the hang of not scratching my eyes or nose with chopped chili hands (slowly) over the years, when exactly am I going to get to grips with protecting my hands?

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