We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

Once upon a time in a kitchen far far away, and in the not so distant past we were far more sustainable, fitter and left a much smaller carbon footprint - so what happened?? Well this happened, after the second world war consumerism became, and is still epidemic... ..we discovered another word and way of … Continue reading We love our gadgets, particularly at this time of the year, but what happened to good old fashioned ‘Elbow Grease’?

1910 – Such an amazing year and the beginning of the modern world and demise of the artisan!

A soft top sporty number for the hipster around town - How you bought your meat - no health laws here or OH&S. No flies on these guys either!    The beginning of junk food? That white sticky rubbish called milk is still available!! How you bought gas for the car, and got bloody soaked when it … Continue reading 1910 – Such an amazing year and the beginning of the modern world and demise of the artisan!

The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!

  Adorable Antique Enterprise Sausage Stuffer in 3 Sizes: Nos 35, 31, 25 (8, 6, 4 Qts) This is such a great collection of those hand operated machines. They're getting very rare now and hard to find in this sort of condition, and the galvanised iron ones are ever rarer!! https://youtu.be/lcpxO-sWn3w This video (Part 1 of the … Continue reading The Enteprise Sausage stuffer and juicer…and how to make Tofu!

Mr Low-Tech road tests an original Enterprise 1895 Grinder/Grister

https://youtu.be/QCT4Irh1qJA Long before modern Kitchen appliances, the cast iron kitchen grinder or Grister was King in most Australian kitchens! It ground your coffee and a host of other things. So, Mr Low Tech road tested the Enterprise 750 Corn Grinder/Grister from 1895 in the magnificent Southern Highlands of Australia and he talks about what to … Continue reading Mr Low-Tech road tests an original Enterprise 1895 Grinder/Grister