[Sca-cooks] Lent again!

Christopher Canatsey canatsey86 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 09:25:57 PST 2012

I intend to be celebrating with you! I'm hoping all goes well, I know that it was period to buy indulgences for certain times to avoid the Lent fast and seeing as Gulf Wars is in March...yeah ;).

 - Christoff 
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From: "Laura C. Minnick" <lcm at jeffnet.org>
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Subject: [Sca-cooks] Lent again!

Greetings all!

Well, it's that time of year again. Had the pancake dinner at church 
last night, and today begins the Lenten fast. As in previous years, I'm 
attempting to follow the medieval version of the Lenten diet. I do this 
mostly because it gives me a tangible, real-to-the-skin way of 
connecting with the past- a means of better understanding the Middle 
Ages. Lent was a very significant part of medieval life, and 
understanding how people felt about it... priceless.

The basic diet is vegan- no meat, no eggs, not dairy. Honey is ok 
though. There's grains and nuts and lots of vegetables, nut milk (mostly 
almond) and nut butters- even a fake 'cheese' made of almonds. And fish. 
Lots and lots of fish. And lots of fish.

I do not care for fish, mostly.

Mind, I reserve the right to whine about Lent. It is a VERY period thing 
to do!

For those who are interested, I put up a fairly extensive post on period 
Lenten dietary practices on my blog- you can find it at: 

If you have questions, feel free to drop me a line. :-)

"It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our 
abilities." -Albus Dumbledore ~~~Follow my Queenly perambulations at: 
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