Make plans to visit us during the NSW school holidays, open seven days July 2-17, 2022

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kitchen and garden wares with traditional roots

Kitchenware and garden tool seasonal favourites

At Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores Duncan and Megan take care to select tools that you'll use in the garden and kitchen for decades to come. These are the goods you'll reach for daily. They are practical, elegant and beautiful. As one of our customers, Wendy, puts it they are "last-a-lifetime, hand-me-down" heirloom territory. Falcon enamelware, timber utensils, and Mason Csh ceramics seasonal favourites are the go-to kitchenware essentials that you'll need for cooking, including pie dishes in every shape, serving spoons and ladles, tea pots in various sizes, baking and roasting trays, and serveware (plates, bowls, mugs, tumblers). Add to that Burgon and Ball gardening tools to make specific tasks easier from weeding fingers, Royal Horticultural Society endorsed secateurs, and classic trowels and forks, to potato harvesters, and asparagus knives and our popular razor hoe mutli-purpose gardening tool.

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A Taste of Nundle for Tamworth Regional Heritage Week

June 06, 2022

A Taste of Nundle for Tamworth Regional Heritage Week

For the 2022 Tamworth Regional Heritage Week I explored A Taste of Nundle, researching Odgers and McClelland Exchange Stores' collection of handwritten and typed invoices and purchase documents to understand some of the ingredients stocked in the store from its earliest surviving records. Among the documents in our collection is a handwritten sales journal from 1909, giving us a snapshot of what ingredients people living in and around Nundle bought, and prompting ideas of what they may have cooked with them. Consider the contrast in the range of choice of ingredients available in 1909 to 2022. We had previously been part of an Heirloom Recipe project with Sydney Living Museum Colonial Gastronomer Jacqui Newling who visited Nundle in 2014. This uncovered evocatively named Nundle biscuit recipes including Poorman’s Cakes, Waddie's Saddlebags, and Dunkers. These and other local favourite recipes are collected in Lost Delights: Heirloom Recipes and Old Country Favourites.