On the Quest for Kanel, Galingale and Grains de Paris…

I’m looking for something to mix/brew as a drink for a future event, and I’m very intrigued by a recipe for Clarrey in A Forme of Cury which is a mulled white wine instead of red. Take kanel & galinga, greyns de paris, and a lytel peper, & make pouder, & temper hit wyt god…

Champions of the Court of Love

The Shire of Eplaheimr put forth the call, that all might sojourn at the Court of Love in Clara to pay homage with impressive feats of arms and wondrous works.  I couldn’t make the Friday night, and was dithering Saturday morning when I realised the two boys weren’t going to be able to make it….

Frytour of erbes (Herb fritters)

I want to make these tomorrow, time allowing.  To me they read like a cross between fritters and doughnuts and are dated to 14th century England.  I’m going to make a little batch using gluten free flour for Art, but my suspicion is that gluten free flour and yeast do not play well together.  Nothing ventured,…

It’s not all about the whiskey

I amused myself a couple of autumns ago by introducing Art to sloes.  I did warn him, to be fair, and he’s game to try most things, so I got to enjoy a re-enactment of my own wretched fascination.  He tried one again 20 minutes later just to see if it really was as bad…