Chick peas, garbanzo beans, hummos, chana, cici beans – all words that describe the same bean. The OED traces the name of chick peas from French (chiche) to Latin (cicer – where we get the name Cicero). The word “chick … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Gastronomy Books – Digitized Materials (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). h/t Johnna Holloway from the SCA-Cooks mailing list.
Making Good Scents: Fragrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
I’ve written about this soup before because I’ve been modifying and trying different versions for a number of years. This afternoon I did a version for lunch that was easy and really delicious, so I wanted to share what I … Continue reading
During this Lent, we’ve been faced with a number of unique challenges, specifically that we were not only limited through our ration points, but through dietary restrictions. For those of you who missed my earlier entry, we have been doing … Continue reading
Amy and Toby: Canned Food Storage. I love this idea but need to figure out something similar that would work with glass canning jars as I have tons of those and very, very few cans.
Why did the English people stop eating horses in the Middle Ages? Why did the English people stop eating horses in the Middle Ages?.
I was itching for something sweet and realized that our sugar ration wasn’t going to last all month if I made cookies or something equally sugar-intensive. So, I did some thinking and assessed the ingredients in the house and came … Continue reading