This is just a souvenir bottle, empty, that someone gave us but it really works. We use it for raki, open the little tap down the bottom and fill up the glasses. On the front is an island scene and the name, Poros, in Greek
Poros - Πορος
Our pasta maker. Yes, we do use it a couple of times a year. It is great fun making fresh pasta and now the grandchildren are getting older they can operate it by themselves, almost.
The pasta is simply made from flour and fresh eggs. It is a project for a cold wet Sunday. Homemade pasta seems more filling than your shop bought spaghetti, has a wonderful taste all of its own. We normally eat it, in small portions, plain with grated cheese or maybe with the sauce from a stewed rooster or rabbit.
The Captain's bell, bought for the Navy man in the house. Thanκ goodness the grandkids seem to have forgotten it. The noise it makes is loud and clashing. Now and again it is used to summon the family to the table.
My grandmother had an elephant bell. She lived down the end of our long feijoa lined drive and on a Sunday she, or one of the younger grandchildren, would take great delight in ringing it to summon us all to the table. A table of roast meat and potatoes, homemade bread, her own fruit wine and a steamed pudding with wine sauce.
My mother had one of these big heavy cold-meat mincers. It was screwed on to the side of the bench and used to mince leftover meat. This mincer was given to us and sounded a perfect idea for our feast-leftovers but has remained in the box for over a year now. No-one wants to eat lumps of leftover pork or even goat because the cold meat grows tough and unappetising the next day. Putting it through the mincer for a shepherds pie or even the base of a bolognaise sauce would save it from becoming cat food. I shall put it on the kitchen bench and maybe we will remember to use it after one of our feasts. The thought of having to clean the damn thing does put me off a bit. Maybe nowadays you can just throw it in the dishwasher
Enamel mugs. The traditional person in the house has gone back to his roots and prefers to drink his water from one of these.