Maybe it's a sign of my age, but I love old things. In many respects, I prefer my old Singer Featherweight to my modern Bernina sewing machine. It is simpler, the stitch quality is amazing and I love it's appearance. My modern Bernina is fine and workmanlike, but boxy and rather characterless in appearance. Maybe, it's the female equivalent of men liking the shape of sports cars?
I have long wanted a Kenwood Chef mixer. Back in November, I asked Mike, my other half, if he would buy me an old one for Christmas. He responded in no uncertain terms, that he would not buy me kitchen equipment as a Christmas present...and two weeks later a large box arrived containing a vintage Chef (between 33 and 47 years old). Mike took it to bits, serviced and cleaned it and I have had loads of fun with it since. He was amazed at how easy it was to service (unlike so many modern appliances). He also bought a mincer attachment, liquidiser attachment and sausagemaking attachments. It is amazing how many attachments were made for this machine (and are still available). I guess they must have made millions of them.
I started off by making Brownies and a Dundee cake using the mixer. They turned out really well and were eaten before I thought to take any photos!
Today, we had a go at making pork sausages using the mincer and sausage making attachments. I have to say that they tasted better than any bought sausages I have ever eaten. I can see us making many more! The British love bangers and mash!