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Medieval Monday #2: Sweet and Sour Fish

Egredouce ēgre-dǒuce according to the Middle English Dictionary translates to a sauce made of sour and sweet ingredients, as well meat or fish served with that sauce. Found in Forme of Curye [Rylands MS 7 – England, 1390‘s] xxj. Egredouce. Take … Continue reading

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Medieval Monday #1: The Plan & Looking Back

I thought a fun way to start my 2017 would be to create some sort of post on a Medieval and/or Renaissance topic each Monday. I managed to create a few new habits for myself in 2016, and this is … Continue reading

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Dayboard Prep: Syrup & Sekanjabin

So over the last year or so, I have completed a number of historical cookery projects, and I’ve done a decent job at photo-documenting them. However, that hasn’t ever translated into actually sharing the photos or my research and thoughts … Continue reading

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Words for the new King’s Bard

  So it is somewhat of a tradition in the East Kingdom that out-going King’s and Queen’s Bards write the scroll text for their successors. I wrote mine, to the tune of “Gabriel fram Heven King/Angelus ad Virginem” a 13th/14th … Continue reading

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Words for Samuel di Bianco’s Maunche

I was asked to write words for Samuel di Bianco’s Maunche given at 12th Night. An Elizabethan text was requested, so I started sorting through some of the letters of Elizabeth I. I settled on her Letter of Recall for … Continue reading

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Words for Philadelphia Brown’s Writ for Pelican

I was contacted to write words for a Writ for Baroness Philadelphia Brown to come to River Wars and answer TRM Brennan and Caoilfhionn as to whether she would join the Order of the Pelican. I can happily say that … Continue reading

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Words for Alys Mackyntoich’s Writ for the Laurel

So I’m driving home from an event in Havre des Glaces (Quebec City, QC) to home (Bhakail, Philadelphia, PA), and I see an email requesting words for a scroll. I’m pretty sure I turned colorless and was both thrilled and … Continue reading

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