The 1910 site is changing…

Due to popular demand and the times, the 1910 site is now becoming the go to artisan site. Here we will still be sharing knowledge on food preservation, the fermenting of food, the harvesting of organic heirloom produce, gardening with traditional tools but we'll also encompassing the other crafts now making a return to popular culture around … Continue reading The 1910 site is changing…

Welcome to the Angry Summer!!

Photo courtesy of the Epoch Times The Angry Summer has broken 205 records and more extreme weather is yet to come!! Climate Council of Australia reports By Penny Timms, Wednesday March 8, 2017 - 00:56 EDT If you thought the weather over this past summer was off the charts, you weren't imagining things. The summer of … Continue reading Welcome to the Angry Summer!!

OK, what do you do with a semi-trailer load of Triffids??

As a Chef and avid gardener, I just love growing things, but it's become 'The Day of The Triffids' in the vegetable plot in Wildes Meadow. Towering green giants are bursting into bloom and casting vast shadows across the garden and on the verge of marching across the countryside, not to mention the semi-trailer load of artichokes … Continue reading OK, what do you do with a semi-trailer load of Triffids??

At 1910 a roaring fire is something else…

Keeping the home fires burning... When you live in the bush (Southern Highlands of NSW) you try your best to be as sustainable as possible and warmth is an area to address in this neck of the woods most years. Keeping warm is a must through a bitter Southern Highlands winter, plus the fact my other half … Continue reading At 1910 a roaring fire is something else…

Beer onion tasting today…

Artisan beer onions, the way food should taste! Before I offer my beer onions to anyone, I'll take a small sample of the pickled onions, out of the French Oak barrels I ferment them in. I'd have to say these are the best yet, such crunch and flavour, and I had two independent tasters there too!! These … Continue reading Beer onion tasting today…

1910 and the NEW Southern Highlands Cookbook

Hi everyone, A great NEW cook book all about food and beverages in the amazing Southern Highlands of NSW is to be launched on the 21st August at Bistro Officina, The Berida Hotel in Bowral. Please join us for the launch of our new publication The Southern Highlands Cookbook Sunday the 21st of August 3:00pm at Bistro Officina, The Berida Hotel 6 David … Continue reading 1910 and the NEW Southern Highlands Cookbook

Before electricity we had water-powered sowing machines and a water driven egg-beater?

Tap power and Water Motors A late nineteenth-century water motor with one side of the casing removed. Few people in the western world realise that they have an extra power source available in their household, workshop or factory: tap water. Just before the arrival of electricity at the end of the nineteenth century, water motors were widely … Continue reading Before electricity we had water-powered sowing machines and a water driven egg-beater?