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Savoury Tosted or Melted Cheese – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Opened 1669

This was redacted for the Virtual cooking challenge #3 – Savoury Tosted or Melted Cheese – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Opened which was posted on the SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display. This dish is fondly called “Cheesy goo” in The West. I’ve made it previously and loosly followed Cariadoc’s redaction. It’s a very forgiving recipe. I previously posted about…

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To Make a Tart – Goodman of Paris 1393

This was redacted for the Virtual cooking challenge #2 – To Make a Tart (tourte) – Goodman of Paris which was posted on the SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display. For future refrence, one should not attempt to make a challenge recipe after a virtual happy hour. Two glasses of port made me inattentive to my recipe and caused me…

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Book Nerding

Book Nerding: The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men’s Doublet

Looking through “The Modern Maker Vol. 1: Men’s Doublet” Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2EeuHxs A mind-blowing book about how to draft, cut out and sew a late-16th century Spanish doublet using late period tailoring techniques and patterns made with bara method. Metal pattern drafting rulers: https://amzn.to/2OvxfdF 1 ½” wide grosgrain ribbon for bara tapes: https://amzn.to/2NgLdRq Because I mentioned it, here also…

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Henne in Councys – The Forme of Cury 1390

This was redacted for the Virtual cooking challenge #1 – Capouns in councy XXIL – The Forme of Cury which was posted on the SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display. Sylvie’s redaction of Capouns in Councys XXII 1 whole chicken4 cups chicken broth, divided2-3 thick slices of french bread¼ tsp table salt¼ tsp powder fort (black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace,…

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Hippocras

To make hypocras, tie 1/2 oz of hippocras powder up in some linen. Add this and 8 oz sugar to 1 bottle of wine ($2 chuck Merlot in this case). Soak for a while (1 hr to 1 month). Filter this into a bottle. Serve hypocras mixed 1:1 with water. Note: This recipe was given to me by Heidi from…

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Hippocras powder

Hippocras Powder (loosely from Le Viandeir de Taillevent based on Heidi’s reading).6 oz powdered cinnamon,1 oz powdered ginger,1/12 oz ground nutmeg. Mix together and store in a glass jar. This mixed with sugar is “Duke’s Powder” This is a 6oz glass jar from Olde Thompson which originally contained black peppercorns. I got it from Safeway. Looks like you can still…

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Book Nerding

Book Nerding: “Woven into the Earth” and “Medieval Garments Reconstructed”

Looking through “Woven into the Earth” and “Medieval Garments Reconstructed” Amazon links. Woven into the Earth: https://amzn.to/2XoVZdR Medieval Garments Reconstructed: https://amzn.to/2XtfNg7 These are primarily about clothing from Greenland but there is helpful information about continental and earlier styles. DISCLAIMERS First, This is a very stressful time. Everyone deals with it differently and no one stress-reliever is right for everyone. Once…

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Book Nerding: The Tudor Tailor

Looking through “The Tudor Tailor” Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2JALLil This is primarily about British clothing. It’s also useful for France and the Netherlands. Italy and Southern German styles are very different. DISCLAIMERSFirst, This is a very stressful time. Everyone deals with it differently and no one stress-reliever is right for everyone. Once your life basics are covered (food, shelter, income) you…

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