Heidi J Torres
hjt at tenet.edu
Wed Dec 11 22:42:22 PST 1996
On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, maddie teller-kook wrote:
regarding blood pudding and blood pancakes....
> hmmmm....i've been thinking about tackling this as a project.....
> wonder where i can get the ingredients?
Hey, like I said, just go puncture a cow. Back home, cattle were too
precious just to butcher anytime you needed some hearty protein so blood
and milk were valuable by-products. There's a vein in their necks that
works. My grandmother always advised me to sing softly to the creatures
to sort of lull them, or just to talk gently in a random fashion -- I was
good at this, as you can guess, and so helped granny out often. You take
with you a sharp pointy knife and a deep bowl or jug. A quick puncture,
the blood spurts out, you catch it in the bowl (or whatever). When you
have enough, apply a little pressure on the nick on the cow's neck, daub
a little mud or salve on there, and off you go, back to the round house
with your blood pudding ingredients.
Obviously, in beef-rich Ansteorra, there's not much call for blood
puddings, so this has become something of a lost art. However, good
Mistress, if you're up for it, I can show you the technique.
Gods know it can't be as hard as gathering prickly pear fruit (insert
evil chuckle here).
And then, blood puddings and pancakes for all!
P.S. I suppose you'll be bringing all your squires, Kein?
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