[Sca-cooks] Lent is coming!

Christine Seelye-King kingstaste at att.net
Sat Feb 18 20:27:56 PST 2012

I am teaching Exploring the Middle Ages this semester, and Thursday is our
next class.  I am doing my Shrovetide/Lent food class.  The menu is: 

Shrovetide Menu
	Golden Balls
	Y-stuffed Quail’s Eggs
	Tri-color Cheese Tart

Pancake Races

Lent Menu
	Pesyn with Caramelized Onions
	Almond Cheese/Butter
	Almond Milk

Lenten Alms Jar

The pancake races were a big hit the last time I did this class. :)
I've been doing a Spring cleanse for a few weeks, but plan to get more
serious about the diet part of it when Lent starts, abstaining from sugar,
corn syrup, and pork (haven't been eating that for 6 weeks or so, but after
my German food class tonight I have fallen off of the pork abstinence wagon
HARD).  I did the full-on Lenten diet the first year we started this
tradition, and learned that both I and my persona were very tired of white
fish at the end of it.  Now I use it as a logical time frame to help clean
out my diet of one food or another.  
I have also decided to try Tai Chi.  
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Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Lent is coming!

I want to do an event based around fat tuesday and some of the traditions
that I have found as part of it.  Like the pancake flipping race that is
held every year in England and in a city in the US, still today.  Are there
any recipes and fun traditions that you guys know of?  I am thinking about
doing this event next year, and I want to gather information for it.  

From: Laura C. Minnick <lcm at jeffnet.org>
To: SCA-Cooks <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org> 
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:10 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Lent is coming!

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent. I will be observing
the medieval Lenten diet, which is basically vegan (though honey is
allowed). I am using the diet from @ c.780-800 (my time period), which is no
animal product, one meal a day (with a 'collation' in the evening), and
fasting on Friday. Sunday is a 'feast day', which means more than one meal,
and bigger meals. Yay. :-/ I don't know how far I'll get on the one meal and
fasting part. We'll see.

Anybody with me? I can dig up later stuff if you're interested.

Oh- and whining about Lent is a very period tradition, and I plan to do it.

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