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Newsletter of Insulae Draconis
AS LVII Volume 29, Issue 12
From their Highnesses
Unto the populace of Insulae Draconis do Euphrosyne & Ranulf send peace and warm greetings. ...
From the Seneschal
It’s been a bit wet out. So, you’re probably reading this just before Yule Ball and just after my first online Ask Me Anything. The idea behind this is to offer a moment for you to bend my ear about what is happening here in Fenland Follies. ...
Concerning Cheese Suitable for A Princess
Lactose intolerance afflicts a great many people, some estimates are as high as one in ten. Her Highness Princess Euphrosyne of Insulae Draconis is one of them, which gave me the idea of making some lactose-free cheese. I make cheese pretty regularly for our household, but have not tried to make a lactose-free version before. A little research suggests that the process is essentially unchanged, one simply begins with lactose-free milk. Since I have a brand-new cheese press, and could acquire lactose-free milk, the game was afoot. ...
Ove Plene (Stuffed Eggs)
These stuffed eggs were served at the feast at Autumn Crown 2022, and Marcella has provided the recipe for the Baelfyr by popular demand. ...
An Easy Safarjaliyya
Safarjaliyya (from safarjal, Arabic for ‘quince’) is found in multiple period sources, including the two I consulted: A Baghdad Cookery Book and An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook of the Thirteenth Century. The two recipes agree on the fundamentals (meat, vinegar, coriander seed, quinces, and saffron) but differ in execution. Andalusian has the meat cooked in oil, additional flavour from pepper, caraway and onion, and a thickener of eggs; Baghdad cooks the meat in “tail fat” and adds salt, cinnamon, mastic, minced meat ‘with the spices for meatballs’, rose water, and almond milk as a thickener. ...
History with Flintheath
Originally posted 4th November 2022 ...
The Baroness and Baron of Eplaheimr display the Eplaheimr Armourial. Photo: Chronicler.
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