Monday, 28 January 2008

More on the non-electric endeavours

Still trying to reduce our dependency on electricity. thus, I have made my first non-electric butter, using the hand butter churn, and ground some home grown chillies in the grinder. We have used a stove top kettle for a couple of years now, but I am resurrecting what was my great grandmother's kettle for using now. It is in the process of being cleaned up on the inside, with several good thorough boilings, then needs a clean on the outside. Big, black and very heavy, lovely kettle, though, and I suspect if goes back further than my great grandmother. Nice connection to the past, with tea as an added bonus:0)


Kim said...

I love that kettle. It has such a beautiful round shape, and will be so lovely to use when it's clean. How long did the butter take, BTW? It looks good.

Kim x

MrsL said...

Butter took about 6 minutes - two large cartons at room temp. Not a hardship to do that, 6 minutes of thinking time :0) Wonder if I coudl somehow connect the knitting needles to the churn........................HHmmmmmm?

Kim said...

Oooh, I like that. Knitting and churning together. Could get dangerous though!!! te he :)