Don your smocks, dust your hands (with flour), and ready your taste buds! Do I have an activity planned for youth at the 2019 Æthelmearc Arts & Sciences Championships! Ages 8(ish) and up will join Lady Meadbh ni Clerigh in the kitchen. Your task will be to create your version of medieval mac & cheese … Continue reading Youth Activities at A&S Champs
Redaction challenges recommence on Sunday, September 22! First up is one I hope to use at the Arts & Sciences Championships in November, as part of the dayboard/youth activity for that day —medieval pretzels! As taken from a post on SCA Cooks on Facebook: Rumpolt (German 1581) has (translations by Ranvaig (Sharon Palmer)): Gebackens 55. … Continue reading September 2019 redaction!
For a March redaction, I decided to go with something sweet and somewhat thematic. Following is a recipe suitable for a Lenten dish. I found it as early as 1390, and a nearly identical recipe in Two Fifteenth Century Cookbooks; it appears to be a tried-and-true dish that didn’t need much change through the decades. … Continue reading Flowyns in Lente – March Redaction
The redaction challenge for February comes from the Forme of Cury (14th c. England, by the Master Cooks of King Richard II): Benes Yfryed. From the original text: BENES YFRYED. XX.IX. I. Take benes and seeþ hem almost til þey bersten. take and wryng out þer water clene. do þerto Oynouns ysode and ymynced. and garlec þerwith. … Continue reading February redaction – Benes Yfryed
Our next redaction, tentatively set for October 7! (Pending A&S classes — it may shift.) What we know as “deviled” eggs exists squarely in medieval times. So far many of our redactions have come from English sources, so we’ve been able to read the original text ourselves. The recipes for Ove Plene originates from Italy, … Continue reading October Redaction: Ove Plene
Sweet tisane and blaunche brawen
Once the kids assembled their stick horses, it was time to put them to use! I offered three jousting activities, modeled after skills I’d seen in adult jousting demos, but modified to include water balloons. The day wasn’t really a water balloon temperature, but that didn’t douse their enthusiasm! Tips: SCA youth combat weapons make … Continue reading Stick horse jousting – a youth activity
At Summer War Practice I tested a new make-and-take youth activity for our younger attendees: making a medieval stick (or hobby) horse. I based the activity on a pattern I found online, and then proceeded to make it in as period a fashion as possible. This turned out to be fairly easy using period fabric … Continue reading Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity
This year, we invite youth to participate in our jousting event! Activities start at 11am in the Youth tent, where the young and bold will first coax to their stables a hobby horse! Known in medieval times as a stick horse, period imagery exists for these toys since about the 1300s. Riders will have the … Continue reading Youth Activities at Summer War Practice
For the next redaction challenge, a choice of three different sauces from LIbro di cucina (14th/15th c. Italy). Many of the medieval meat dishes called for a basic roast of the meat, which was then served with sauces. I selected a savory, a sweet, and a tart sauce for us to create. Try one, two, or … Continue reading Let’s get saucy!