[Sca-cooks] a Viking-challenge?

Kingstaste kingstaste at comcast.net
Mon Dec 12 09:48:16 PST 2011

Completely understandable!  KISS - keep it simple stupid - and do not stress
over it!  Given your audience and your circumstances, I'm sure they will be
thrilled with simply having you there and whatever you grace their table
Good luck on your procedure (eep!) and consider simply shopping well rather
than cooking. 

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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] a Viking-challenge?

> My other question is: when is this event?  Berries are a summertime
> Christianna

It's next Saturday (I've been brain-beating for a couple of weeks, you see)
but our local stores still have blackberries and raspberries. The group
isn't concerned about seasonal foods - I'm still getting them past "just put
everything in a pot together and call it stew. What do you mean we can't
have potatoes?" so I wasn't going to try to wean them towards what would be
seasonally appropriate. Although I have seen blackberries still growing in
late autumn snow (huh. I'd forgotten that.).

The feast is supposed to be correct-to-period, but my bet is that the host,
who is doing the cooking with his non-reenactment wife, is going to be
serving 'traditional Norse' foods. These guys are well trained as Norse
fighters, but research is not their strong suit, however hospitality sure
is! So I was trying to think of something I could transport 5 1/2 hours that
wouldn't require cooking onsite as I'm sure their kitchen is going to be
off-limits and still would be something that would make the guys all say,
"hey, I like that. Is that what we could eat during demos?" 

I had been thinking about creating some sort of small hearth-cake with a
hollow filled with berries and cream available on the side for drowning it.
And if I could make the small cake semi-sweet, that would be good. But I've
gotten a medical kick in the teeth and will be in the hospital for a
procedure on Tuesday (ever have your lungs flooded & then vacuumed? Me
either. I'm a little freaked.) so looking over Jacqui Wood's recipes isn't
helping me. My mind is just plain elsewhere. That's why I gave up and
thought I'd ask for help.


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