Monthly Archives: January 2016

HSM: 1470’s Dress

One of the awesome things about the internet and Facebook is finding different groups of people who share some of your passions.  It makes me feel less of a dork for spending so much time on my weird hobbies when … Continue reading

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HFF: A Richer Molasses Pie

The second challenge for the Historical Food Fortnightly was all about culinary vices.  I went through a number of cookbooks trying to find something that was soaked in bad stuff.  I found a lot of recipes that could have worked … Continue reading

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Embroidery: Hi Duckie!

One of the things that keeps me busy is a site called Swap-Bot.  It’s pretty much the way it sounds, you swap things with other people by mail.  Sometimes you swap post cards, other times you swap things you’ve made.  … Continue reading

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HFF: Beefsteak Pie

I found out about the Historical Food Fortnightly challenge a year or two ago.  I never got around to participating in the challenges although I was close a time or two.  This year I determined that it was time to … Continue reading

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Medieval Food: Sprouts

While I was looking for recipes to use for the Historical Food Fortnightly challenges, I ran across a recipe for sprouts.  In the redacted recipe (which doesn’t mean blacked out.  It means translated from medievaleese to modern English.  Weird.), the … Continue reading

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The Kiddo Cooks: Saurbrauten Burgers

A few weeks ago, we decided that the kiddo needed to learn how to cook on his own.  So Thursday nights became his night to cook.  He picks the recipe and he cooks it from start to finish with only … Continue reading

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