A little paradise at Champions of Lough Devnaree…

And besides all this (proceeded Socrates), nowhere among the various countries which he inhabits or visits does he fail to make it his first care that there shall be orchards and gardens, parks and “paradises,” as they are called, full of all fair and noble products which the earth brings forth; and within these chiefly…

Art and a little bit of medieval sweetness.

Art had big plans for Champions of the Court of Love, he intended making *all the sweets in the world* and having a stand at the event.  Art is 11.  His mother was event stewarding.  We compromised on a smaller project after he decided to finally get stuck in, and he created a small selection…

Medieval vegetables and making up pies..

The Feast of Fools is this weekend.  Agnes is Feastocrat for the event, which is being run by Dun in Mara.  I’ve already got to try some of her recipes and mmmmmmm, looking forward to the real thing!  She has asked me to make some vegetable pies for Saturday’s lunch – remember, No Meat during…

Mussels and Almonds

I’ve been poking a few medieval cooking sites, trying to make some plans of things to try.  Pudding of porpoise has definitely not made it to my shortlist (seems to be a porpoise haggis, poor old porpoises).   I’m not a great fish eater, but I weirdly quite like to cook seafood.  I’m intrigued by…

Whatever shall we eat?

I got to thinking today that there will be events at which it will be handy to bring a basket of food, like a more period version of the picnics we bring when we go walking in the mountains etc.  Being in research mode I took a starting point of “Say we were going to a…