All posts by Chelsea M-C


A Weedy Salad and Pottage

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to tag along on one of the many Weed Walks around Pennsic (or as I like to call it, “medieval summer camp”). This, in addition to a great introductory class about medieval gardens, inspired me to take another


Gooseberry Hops

I first saw this idea over on Ivan Day’s site, Historic Food, and knew that I had to try it at some point. But that was actually several years ago, when I didn’t even know where to buy gooseberries in New England, let alone expect

Highgarden Apple Roses

Highgarden Apple Roses

Thoughts: The people have spoken, and the winner of my recent Twitter poll for the next recipe’s region was overwhelmingly Highgarden. I guess we are all in the mood for some green growing things and flowers after winter, huh? :) These stunning little show-stopping desserts

Artichoke Pie 1570

Artichoke Pie with Cheese and Herbs, 1570

Thoughts: Whenever I feel like I’ve lost some direction when it comes to historical cooking, I like to sit down with some of my favorite old cookbooks and flip through until something inspires me. In this case, it was a pie from the 1570s Italian

Roasted Quince

Roasted Quince

Thoughts: When I recently posted on Facebook about finally snagging some quinces at the grocery store, a number of you chimed in with suggestions, ideas, and thoughts about how best to enjoy these quirky fruits. But one simple description stuck with me: baked with heavy

Margaery Tyrell's Ideal Meal

Margaery Tyrell’s Ideal Meal

Highgarden strikes me as a likely one of the best regions in Westeros in which to dine. Seriously. So when Margaery won the last round of voting for character themed meals, I was more than a little excited. You all were apparently inspired as well, since


Character Themed Meals: Margaery Tyrell

When I polled our Facebook followers a few months back about which character they would most like to have a character themed meal for, the winner was resoundingly our lovely young queen Margaery. This should be a delightfully tasty meal to create. The weather is

Gooey Apple Cinnamon Rolls - no rising necessary!

Gooey Apple Rolls with Caramel Sauce

Thoughts: Every now and again, I get recipe suggestions from readers, and when they’re good, I like to share them, too. My notes from over a year ago say that this one comes from FB reader Karyn,  And it is definitely a winner.  Dear readers, this


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