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by Cat
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

The blueberry one sounds good, will have to try that.

Reminded me of one that Andrea does, which involves dumping a whole cinnamon stick into a whole bottle of vodka, leave 2 days, drink. It's very warming, and doesn't need sweetening.
by Cat
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Butchery (warning - graphic!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5203

There was a rather wonderful Bambi-unmaking at Tatton last year. The rangers were culling the young stags, and donated two to the re-enactors.

The Throckmortons did the dismembering.
by Cat
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

Good for toothache then?

Going to try the Marsbar one, just to get to Andy... :D
by Cat
Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

somebody i know was talking about sherbert lemon vodka. Anybody tried it yet?

Also, how do you make marsbar vodka? Does it dissolve in the vodka?
by Cat
Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

At Christmas I decided to use the chicken carcass to make soup for his nibs (I don't eat meat as I am allergic to some meat proteins...arrrse). I boiled up the remnants of the fowl in all of the wine dregs I could muster, with an onion,a little soya sauce and water until the meat was falling off the...
by Cat
Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food of the the Prehistoric Celts
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Blimey! You look the part. Nice one! Out of interest, do your group do L/H? Until a couple of years ago I was member of an iron-age group, and we did a lot of experimental cooking. Is this your period, or are you earlier? (Walks away reminiscing about semi-fermented blackberries with honey, oatcakes...
by Cat
Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Farmers Markets,Food Fayres etc in your area
Replies: 27
Views: 4560

Cheltenham, every second Friday (I think).
by Cat
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Food of the the Prehistoric Celts
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Got to ask...is your avatar actually you, David?
by Cat
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Butchery (warning - graphic!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5203

Bucket and a friend managed to convince some Americans that the whole sheep roasting on a spit was Lurcher...
by Cat
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

I can never make wine that tastes right to me.

Best vodka;

Peel an unwaxed lemon, drop the peel in your bottle of vodka, leave a week, hey presto, the best deep yellow lemon scented vodka.
by Cat
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: One for the Ladies!!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

He looks a proper li'l re-enactor.
by Cat
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

Tried dissolving some of martin's chilli toffee in vodka; not a huge success, it dissolves lovely but floats on top of the vodka looking unhappy. b**ger! Vanilla- one pod, seeds scraped out in a 1/4 bottle, leave for a few weeks. No need to sweeten. Shake to drink to make sure each glass gets a good...
by Cat
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Flavoured vodkas
Replies: 32
Views: 6526

Flavoured vodkas

I know that a lot of you do these, so what about letting people know about your best recipes?

I'll kick off with Smoked chilli vodka

2 of Martin's smoked chillis, place in a 1/4 bottle of vodka, leave for 2 weeks. Freeze, drink neat in small shots in frozen glasses.

nexxxttttt...
by Cat
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval chewing gum
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

Medieval chewing gum

You get some honeycomb, melt it in a really old saucepan because it trashes it , add cinnamon and a drop of spruce oil (or stir with a spruce tip) if liked and pour it over white toast. Sprinkle toasted pinenuts over. When set, cut into slices with clean scissors and roll in more cinnamon. It's a we...
by Cat
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Butchery (warning - graphic!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5203

Cockatrices-fantastic, only ever seen drawings before.

Sal- I was thinking that somebody had made the Bride Pie, but couldn't think who. Well done.
by Cat
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3081

This part of the forum is so good! The best solttyttie I've done was a marchpane model of TAON's LB lying in a sultry fashion on a cushion wearing a leather dress atop a rather nice madeira cake hill, all green with coloured chopped nuts. (somewhat appropriate, I thought.). It's not the will to do i...
by Cat
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

What about the cock-ale, where you take a cock and flea him, and bray him in a mortar all to smalle, then bung the poor squished beast into a barrel of ale, and leave it a couple of weeks until the bird has dissolved... Incidentally, the really old thickened blancmanges were thickened with teased ou...
by Cat
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

Oh, and if you want to make it auth**tic, then you need to serve it with some good bread in the bowl, or a crisped bread roll, or (again for best) a small seethed chicken or pheasant that you boiled in the stock. Not the chicken on fish days, obviously...
by Cat
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

Damn, can't find it, but it's quite an early medieval soup based on chicken stock, thickened with ground almonds and flavoured quite heavily with garlic. The earlier soups tend to be thickened with whole or crushed grains (like wheat or oats), or breadcrumbs. Really posh soup was thickened with 'ami...
by Cat
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 4309

Oohh, I've got a wicked one for almond soup, but with no precise dating on. I'll dig it out this evening for you.
by Cat
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Thanks Cal
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Whaaaa! Lo, we arsked, and lo there t'was, like a big gnurlly arsked-for thing. Thanks!
by Cat
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Lets all have a cup of tea and some pudding ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Mate! made some spaggy bol with the wine and garlic TVP, really really good. Haven't been brave enough to try the hot one yet.
by Cat
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who do you think you are?
Replies: 33
Views: 5956

As far as I know my only famous ancestor is 'The Father of Geology'?
Somebody Smith, I think.
by Cat
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 10353

Ed- so if you see and can appreciate a creating but non anthropomorphic hand in everything, and you can't believe in a bloke with a white beard on a cloud judging souls then you're a pantheist? b**ger! the last 5 years I've been calling myself an Agnostic/Atheist. In actual fact, I am Atheist with P...
by Cat
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who do you think you are?
Replies: 33
Views: 5956

Well, I can't name drop but I can say for certain that James Taylor who was a farmer in Long Compton in 1670 is one of mine. We also claim the wool merchant in the Cotswolds whose brass names him as Iohn Taylour, with a date of 13 something. We can't prove it, but it seems likely. The woolmark he us...
by Cat
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who do you think you are?
Replies: 33
Views: 5956

Cotswold wool merchants, farmers and the like on one side. Not sure about t'other, but there's rumours of a ship's surgeon who was killed either by pirates or for being one, and a lone Spaniard.
by Cat
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 16590

I was chatting to Chris Franklin the other day (he's a good friend of Bucket's ex-missis, and I was picking the kids up), and I reminisced all the way back to 12 years ago which was my start in re-enactment, at which point Chris, Jackie and Wendy sorta picked up the ball and ran with it, as far as a...
by Cat
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Shoes 14th C.
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Are the Anna ones the lady who makes 'modern' versions for everyday wear too? They are good, and inexpensive. Or, a pair of brogues will last a season and can be slung, if you can bring yourself to do it...we still have Aron and Rosie's outgrown ones. (None the right size for Atilla, which is a sham...
by Cat
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40098

Foxe-Morwellham-yep! Really p*ssed off I missed it last yr. For a good battle I've got to fly a MSS flag and say Twinwoods was the most exciting battle to be part of that I've been in for yonks. The treb, the flatshooting of pavises, the pyros, the staggered charges, the torching of the powder store...
by Cat
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40098

Fourthed or fifthed or whatever (I agree with the good Mr Edward, anyway), but there'd be a whole lot of whinging from the last men on-they'd have to be promised a really tasty death scene.

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