[Sca-cooks] a Viking-challenge?

Patricia Dunham chimene at ravensgard.org
Sun Dec 11 17:30:10 PST 2011

I think stevia aftertaste or not depends on the formulation you find. The shop where we get ours told me they get theirs from an outfit called "Vitality Works", which is not on the label anywhere!  (I asked because we're moving next year and I'll have to find a new source)

We tried several varieties before we settled on the one we now use, at least one of them did have a discernable aftertaste, but our current one is pretty neutral. Licorice would certainly have attracted our attention as Mr Type 2 ABSOLUTELY ABHORS the taste of licorice.  I can't use fennel or anise or anything that tastes even remotely of licorice. 


On Dec 11, 2011, at 5:06 PM, Saami Mom wrote:

> Yum! My Viking Husband is also diabetic. We substitute processed sugar with honey or agave. You can also use Stevia and is a natural substitute but has a licorice aftertaste. 
> Aelina Vesterlundr
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> On Dec 10, 2011, at 9:24 PM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Apples filled with nuts and honey were common in Scandinavia, Gotland,
>> Visby, in the Middle Ages. It's very easy to prepare and low fat, only
>> tricky is the honey if you have many diabetics.
>> Another thing is rhubarb pie sweetened with lemon and honey, again the
>> honey.
>> Or cakes dopped on mead.
>> Ana
>> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 6:12 AM, Terri Morgan <online2much at cox.net> wrote:
>>> I've been asked to provide a dessert for a Viking feast (really, just a
>>> small gathering of reenactors) that features berries but is low on sugar
>>> since a few of the guys are diabetic. That's not so rough, but they've
>>> thrown in "and it needs to be low on fat, as one guy has trouble with fatty
>>> foods" so that kinda kicked any thoughts of a fried-pie sort of thing out
>>> of
>>> my head. Or a simple 'snow' or heavy cream mixed with berries.
>>> Does anyone have a suggestion? I'd like to keep it as simple as I can since
>>> whatever I bring, the guys will assume that it is as close to
>>> period-correct
>>> as can be (saving that I plan on using Splenda should I need to sweeten
>>> anything).
>>> I'm rather down to thinking that a soft goat's cheese mixed with crushed
>>> berries is going to be the way to go. How boring for their festive
>>> occasion.
>>> (They only do this once a year.)
>>> Hrothny, totally too stressed to be creative or wing it from her "available
>>> foodstuffs of the early Norse" lists.
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