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by Cat
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Slippy soles
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

the knotted thonging works, but can be uncomfortable unless you have very thick soles. I'd go with the slashing with a stanley knife method.
by Cat
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Love the first one. And Sapper looking happy!
by Cat
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13718

ditto, please. I could do with a giggle.
by Cat
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15162

Watch it, or I'll introduce you to Hussite Dave's cote of plates. It smells so authentic that people run screaming. Oh swollocks, that reminds me. My shirt from the weekend is still in the back of the van. Growling. Edit for addition of authentic stain of eggyolk from the second bite of the egg butt...
by Cat
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Twinwood - A Picture I Have Dubbed "The Dogs Gonads&quo
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

WOW. It actually sounded that large, too. I was busy running the wrong away-straight at the Red Crows. Kersplat.
by Cat
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 46147

Clearwell Caves in The Forest of Dean sell natural 'ochre' at a reasonable price, orange, red and I think a greenish colour. If anybody is interested I can get hold of some good orange-red sandstone (pigment quality) for the cost of my petrol out to the disused quarry in the Forest. Let me know, I w...
by Cat
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: KOVEX ARS
Replies: 18
Views: 3004

I second the Salmon Lord. Bought one last year. Lovely piece of kit, point did need rounding, but took me (not good with my hands) all of 5 mins with a file.
by Cat
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Damask roses
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

I tried some rose petal jam at a French Market recently. YUM!
by Cat
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Curds and Whey
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

The quantity of yeast sounds odd- what is diluted yeast? Do you think it's like yeast prepared for a wine starter bottle, or perhaps the milk needs to be diluted, then the live yeast added... I can't find the right book, but know that the version I read about used wheat grains that had been soaked i...
by Cat
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Curds and Whey
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Oh crikey, I remember that stuff. The posh cheese shop in town used to stock it. It's...well...it's a bit like martin's marmite toffee, but not as sweet.
by Cat
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Hemp seed recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Went to stay with some 'serious foody' friends last night, had hot hempseed bread fresh from the breadmaker this morning. I can definitely reccommend that! (It was a recipe made with some spelt wheat and honey in the wholemeal mix, and a socking great handful of hempseeds, along with some linseed an...
by Cat
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Curds and Whey
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Aah! The thick plottens. Is Kumiss made with yeast? I was (possibly mistakenly) thinking it was made using a lactic acid ferment. It's certainly odd tasting stuff- they sell a version bottled, in Cyprus. Think fizzy, cheesy yoghurt. Very refreshing but a distinctly acquired taste! I prefer lassi whi...
by Cat
Tue May 30, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Curds and Whey
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

It used to be fed to the pigs. When it was very fresh it could be drunk as a cooling (and slightly fizzy)drink, but is only palatable for a short time. The only use culinarily that I can find is as the liquid when you make scones.
by Cat
Fri May 26, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Behead and paunch the hare, hang it over a bowl to collect the blood. Hang for 3 days except in thundery weather when it will turn much faster. Reserve the blood to cook the hare in, or to add to the gravy even though it apparently smells foul! Bunny-gut, lop off head, feet and then skin it, joint, ...
by Cat
Fri May 26, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Keeping stuff cold
Replies: 23
Views: 5124

Last w/end we enjoyed cooled cheese and butter etc which had been covered with cloths that had one end in a bowl of water. The continual evaporation kept the comestibles pleasantly cool.
by Cat
Sun May 21, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: C15 story draft
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Firstly, NICE ONE! This must have been a long time in the writing. I like the descriptions very much because I am a re-enactor. If I were an interested MOP, there may be a little too much livery talk..As others have said, a few too many adjectives perhaps, and yes, the starting a new line for a new ...
by Cat
Fri May 19, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Hemp seed recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Toast it, grind it, mix in olive oil, lemon juice, crushed chickpeas and garlic-...hemp hummus. (Not sure if the chickpeas are right, but have had it before and it is lush.)
by Cat
Fri May 19, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4304

The embroidery is absolutely beautiful. Are you such a perfectionist in your everyday life too? :D

Stunning work.
by Cat
Mon May 15, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bath Museum of costume
Replies: 16
Views: 2863

My dear Mrs.Housewife, I really really hope that you have got a pair of Ricardian De Lie Boperes. It would restore the silliness balance of the universe no end.
by Cat
Sun May 14, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos from the Joust for the Sword of Honor, RA, Leeds
Replies: 7
Views: 4109

Gobsmacked. Lovely stuff! The bridle! Wow.
by Cat
Wed May 10, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7042

(Shouts from other side of field)

Only joking! :D
by Cat
Tue May 09, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: verjuice
Replies: 20
Views: 11736

Couldn't find it, but think I'm right in saying that it can be made from vine-thinnings-pressed but unfermented or part fermented juice of little green grapes, or of unripe apples /crab apples. It's the only way of getting an authentic souring. The appley one produces a malic acid souring agent, not...
by Cat
Tue May 09, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7042

Deb- so you don't wear your faithful paras under the frock then? (Cat ducks and runs! Quack!) On a seriouserer note, I got conned into wearing a very well made C15th posh gown last year, and found out that Cats can glide. The snooty expression on the face came from the dual fact that I knew I looked...
by Cat
Tue May 02, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Help me price this please!
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

I suppose you've tried that weird new one (Henricks?) that smells like aftershave? Martin knows the one I mean.

Gin that's made with rose petals and cucumber. I've got 3/4 bottle and am still verrrry unsure about it!
by Cat
Tue May 02, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Georges Day Jousting Tournament in Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

Grant's horse smiles beautifully for the camera!

A lovely set of pictures.
by Cat
Mon May 01, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Help me price this please!
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

You could make a lovely graph with the results of the poll! As with all such graphs you can strike off the numbers on either side furthest away fom the peak- hence 'don't bother, the cat wouldn't etc', £10 and £50 are out. This leaves you with the peak at around £30. Would you do them as commissions...
by Cat
Mon May 01, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Venetian 14th/15thC silly hats
Replies: 4
Views: 903

I bought an Indian-made felted pointy hat in Glastonbury town about 7 years ago, wore it a few times in the evenings at events and was assured that it was 'orfentic' by a couple of people. The point is a bit longer than the one that you show, and it is sage green. Cheers for the photo, must look it ...
by Cat
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 5703

We've done a pretty good goat's milk soft cheese in the way that Sally reccommended. Needs to be full-fat milk, and to be quite fresh when you use it. The time we used it on the turn, it tasted cack. The good stuff was eaten with the honey-fermented blackberries mentioned elsewhere.
by Cat
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

You can use clay to wrap the fish in too. Works very well on trout.
by Cat
Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A poem entitled..... The Red Arrows
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

I is de cat
I are red
I wear a hat
Upon my head.



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