Old-fashioned skills back in the mix

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Do you know how to make the perfect scone?

Have you wondered how food is preserved or dehydrated?

These are some of the old-fashioned skills CWA Albany secretary Anne Barton says the younger generation should take the time to learn while stuck at home.

To get you started, she has shared the CWA’s recipe for perfect scones.

“Some of these skills have been lost in the metropolitan area more so than in rural areas, especially now as work expectations have increased,” she said.

“Baking, dehydrating, preserving, crocheting, knitting, darning, sewing, handicrafts, embroidery and old-fashioned cleaning ideas and hints.

“Once you start, you will be surprised how good it feels to have made it yourself.

“Anytime is good to learn them, but usually life is very busy and now would be a great time. If you have children, learn with them or teach them — they’ll love it.”

Ms Barton said the CWA Cookbook was full of classic recipes. For a family meal, she recommends the humble shepherd’s pie because it was “filling and economical”.

Albany CWA is looking for younger people to become involved.

“You don’t have to be retired to join CWA,” she said. “We would love to see more younger involvement and we are open to all ages and ethnicities.”

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