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by moosiemoosiegander
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A sack frock.
Replies: 25
Views: 3768

You are such a clever lady, I am knocked sideways by this!

Now, if you can get it in the post for me asap, that would be great... :P

Stunning.
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 4598

Well done you! It's something that I've been meaning to do for ages and just never got round to it. How easy do you think would it be to make cheese curds as a living history thing? I shall now have to get my behind into gear, you have shamed me into action with your triumph :P Sally - Do you need m...
by moosiemoosiegander
Thu May 24, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: marrows
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

I'm reasonably sure that the medjeevils had gourds and squashes of certain varieties.

I shall check...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue May 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 15161

At any time in history though, a goat has been cheaper and more convenient to keep than a cow, even two goats probably.

I've got a lovely illustration of a lady milking a sheep, somewhere. Anyone ever had sheep milk? I've had sheep cheese but never had the milk.
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue May 15, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 15161

I seem to remember reading somewhere that goat and sheep milk was more commonly drunk than cows milk on a domestic level, simply for the fact that goat and sheep produce a more manageable quantity of milk for drinking fresh ie. What the dickens do you do with 5 gallons of milk a day from a cow, comp...
by moosiemoosiegander
Mon May 14, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 15161

There's always Hippocras if you want a nice hot drink every now and then throughout the day and if you keep it on the simmer, the alcohol should cook off. Lovely stuff and terribly 'fentic! As for the shandy idea, it sounds absolutely brilliant to me. The only thing is, and this is me just being inc...
by moosiemoosiegander
Thu May 03, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Snack/lunch in the fields food?
Replies: 27
Views: 5757

I only used the term ploughman's lunch because it's a cover all term for bread and cheese and a bit of something pickled! Generally, I seem to recall that raw salads weren't eaten although obviously there are exceptions to every rule. This is off the top of my head here, but I remember one quote of ...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed May 02, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Snack/lunch in the fields food?
Replies: 27
Views: 5757

Hi Tod Basically as far as I understand it, you're looking at a ploughman's lunch minus the salad! Bread and cheese is a good, stable and safe medieval picnic food. Dried meats too, as well as pies and pastries. Pickles such as pickled onions are also fine. As a general rule though, the muddyevals w...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Are bellmetal cooking pots safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

As far as I understand it, it all depends on the pH of what is being cooked. For instance, water pipes are made of copper, but more copper gets into the systems of persons who live in areas where the water has a relativedly low pH. For instance, if you cooked rhubarb in a bellmetal pot, you would pr...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Are bellmetal cooking pots safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Hiya As far as I understand it, bellmetal is an alloy of copper, which can be toxic if exposed to certain conditions eg. acidic food etc. I don't know about bellmetal cooking stuff, but the big batteries de cuisine that you see in country houses used to be tinned for use to make them safe for cookin...
by moosiemoosiegander
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 31891

Yay, thanks! I have to say that I'm ever so proud of them! :D
by moosiemoosiegander
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 31891

I manages to grow some authenti-carrots last year, and very tasty they were too! Although my white carrots were more yellowy in colour, I was rather pleased at my first attempt at carrot growery! The seeds were from Thompson and Morgan for the purple ones and Suttons for the yellow. I may sow some m...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Long haired types - how do you get your hair to stay tied?
Replies: 26
Views: 3765

I have very thick, curly hair that refuses to be tamed. I have been known to use wool to tie it, but rather than just tieing it around the bottom of the plait once, I find that 'whipping' the end of the plait with the wool three or four times and then tieing the bow makes for a sturdy fastening.
by moosiemoosiegander
Thu May 18, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 5102

That is truly one of the most amazing pieces of work that I have seen. what a skill you have, and what patience!

Absolutely amazing!

(I also know a number of people that would gladly assasinate you in the night to steal your wonderful creations....myself included! :P)
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

What I always do is make a salt dough. Ratio of 2:1 flour to salt and enough water to make a dough. Bone the fish and stick what herbs and stuff in it that you want and I tend to put a little knob of butter in there too. Press the dough out and wrap the fish in so it looks like a loaf and stick it o...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking Fish
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

What I always do is make a salt dough. Ratio of 2:1 flour to salt and enough water to make a dough. Bone the fish and stick what herbs and stuff in it that you want and I tend to put a little knob of butter in there too. Press the dough out and wrap the fish in so it looks like a loaf and stick it o...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Famous (and infamous) Veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 3386

Didn't Himmler have a chicken farm? I assumed he'd at least eat chicken :P
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Game Meat Sausage and Burger delivery to shows
Replies: 7
Views: 2196

Heya Would most definitely be interested in ordering meat from you and picking it up at shows, would certainly save on the faff of transporting it and you have a much better 'off the peg' selection than our local butcher! Would concievably be interested in some sausages and something for potage or a...
by moosiemoosiegander
Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Varieties
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Meg - Sainsburys sometimes stock purple carrots, that is where I get them from. I am also embarking shortly on growing some light yellow and purple carrots by way of an experiment, but as I am restricted to pots only, I can't see it doing too well! The yellow carrot seeds are from Suttons, by the wa...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Varieties
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Cheers for that, I've been searching for ages for a source that doesn't just helpfully say 'rice'!

Same point goes for other ingredients too though, it's so easy to take for granted that the commonly used medieval variety is the same one that we use now.
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Varieties
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Varieties

I've already tried to post this once a few days ago and the forum seems to have eaten it! (sorry for the repost if it has been removed) Basically, what has begun to get my goat of late is varieties of ingredient. Obviously in the modern world we live in, there are 10 kinds of everything available, b...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

I know a Roman re-enactor that believes wholeheartedly in the Roman religion and practices the rites as best as he can research (and is legal and acceptable within modern culture!). More power to his Roman elbow, I say!
by moosiemoosiegander
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

For me trooooooosers! :D
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Farmers Markets,Food Fayres etc in your area
Replies: 27
Views: 5544

The idea of a food court like that would be absolutely fab! In terms of selling home baked stuff, how does the WI and stuff get round the H&S stuff, as all their stuff is home done and they sell it at their markets without a problem. Going shopping for orthentitch goodies like that is a marvellous p...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 12390

Right... *puts on best asbestos underwear* Half the problem seems to stem from semantics. the word 'pagan' comes from the latin 'paganus/pagani' which just means 'country dweller' or 'civilian'. This later came to mean 'not a soldier of Christ', so I am informed and thus the term Pagan came to mean ...
by moosiemoosiegander
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 96439

At least you weren't near a fire, if you were we'd all be in a smoking crater. But bally magnificent your retreating moose looks!

Moosie
by moosiemoosiegander
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 96439

That's a William Stanley in the background of Allan's pic, it is, it is...see the hart's head?! (I'm staying on topic and everything)

Probably running away from the fearsome Mr Harley:P
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 96439

Here is the magnificent moose of Sir William Stanley!

Nothing more complicated than a white hart's head on a red field.
by moosiemoosiegander
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how hot would Mercia have had to be to grow coconuts?
Replies: 22
Views: 3937

Hmm...just to complicate things, me dictionary says that a nut is a hard shelled seed....

Peanuts are legumes though and coconuts are seeds...just to confooze things :P
by moosiemoosiegander
Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 46364

Ok, WOTR is obviously a lot more liberated than other periods by letting female women of the opposite sex carry water onto the battlefield! Personally, I am happy with the look of the thing - woman hanging about at the back to water anyone who needs it, and it is a system that works well. And yes, a...