How on Earth did we manage? Note the complete absence of a microwave oven, electronic pop-up toaster, induction or halogen cook top, stainless steel teflon coated (nasty!) frying pans, instant boil jugs, kitchen whizzes, steam and dry irons, vacuum cleaner – and all the mod cons we have today, without which no modern household would be complete!
Imagine instead a glowing wood fire and a delicious beef or mutton stew bubbling away in the hanging pot, filling the house with mouth watering aromas… potatoes boiling away in another, ready for a healthy dinner. Just turn on the tap in the kettle for instant hot water for a nice cuppa tea, then after dinner, take one of the irons which has been heating up beside the fire – use a cloth,as the handle is hot – and make sure your Sunday best is nice and pressed…..
This kitchen shows how it was in the “olden days” and is in the Bradman Pioneer Cottage at the Temora Regional Museum, in the Riverina region of NSW. A visit there cannot be recommended highly enough!
Nikon D80, Sigma 17-70mm @ 17mm, hand held. Program setting, 1/5 sec @ f 2.8, ISO 400, Pattern metering, Auto Exp & WB. Then, would you believe, I mucked around with it a bit in Photoshop Elements 3.