DAY 146: Picking up domestic skills at the Kyneton Museum

24 Jan

THIS is what I learned in the kitchen of this old goldfields bank in Kyneton – a town to which people in their middling years retire to play lawn bowls and potter:

* If you wrap a hot, carefully wrung-out napkin around sandwiches and then put them in a cool room, they won’t go stale.

* You can sponge stains out of silk with water you’ve boiled potatoes in.

* If you run hot water over plates you want to put in the oven, they’re less likely to crack.

Keeper? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2 Responses to “DAY 146: Picking up domestic skills at the Kyneton Museum”

  1. Mel January 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh come on! This is awesome stuff. It is immensely satisfying to imagine those silk stains coming right out, even though I can’t remember the last time I boiled potatoes.

    • valentish January 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      I think I worry too much about boring people when I should really be thinking about potatoes.

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