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Colonial Farm Kitchen

Colonial Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving we eat and drink of ye best.” Dated Nov. 24, 1748 from William Haywood’s journal, Charlestown, NH   Without gushing too much, I have a lot to be thankful for this year, but on a daily basis, I’m surprised and delighted by waking up

Greywater Watch Froggy Stew

Greywater Watch Frog Stew

“They used Meera’s helm for a cooking pot, chopping up the catch into little cubes and tossing in some water and some wild onions Hodor had found to make a froggy stew. It wasn’t as good as deer, but it wasn’t bad either…” -A Storm

Game of Thrones Venison Stew

Venison Stew

“‘You can stand by the fire as long as you like. You’ll have food and drink, too. Hot mulled wine and a bowl of venison stewed with onions, and Hobb’s bread right out of the oven, so hot it will burn your fingers.’ Sam peeled

Root Soup featured

Root Soup

 “He found Dolorous Edd at the fire, complaining about how difficult it was for him to sleep when people insisted on blowing horns in the woods. Jon gave him something new to complain about. Together they woke Hake, who received the Lord Commander’s orders with a stream

Beef and Barley Stew recipe from Game of Thrones

Beef & Barley Stew

“Maybe they don’t have sheep and cattle, Bran thought. He commanded the serving men to bring them mutton chops and a slice off the aurochs and fill their trenchers with beef-and-barley stew. They seemed to like that well…” -A Clash of Kings Beef-and-Barley Stew Thoughts: Thick

Onion Broth w/Goat & Carrots

Onion Broth w/bits of Goat and Carrot

“The stewards began to bring out the first dish, an onion broth flavored with bits of goat and carrot. Not precisely royal fare, but nourishing; it tasted good enough and warmed the belly. Owen the Oaf took up his fiddle, and several of the free folk joined

Medieval Oxtail Soup

Oxtail Soup

Medieval Oxtail Soup “This evening they had supped on oxtail soup, summer greens tossed with pecans, grapes, red fennel, and crmbled cheese, hot crab pie, spiced squash, and quails drowned in butter. Each dish had come with its own wine. Lord Janos allowed that he


Peppercrab Stew

“‘I’d work in your castle, milord. I can clean fish and bake bread, and churn butter. Father says my peppercrab stew is the best he’s ever tasted. You could find me a place in your kitchens and I could make you peppercrab stew.’” (A Clash of

Ginger Soup and Autumn Greens

Autumn Greens and Ginger Soup

“…her young hostages Miklaz and Kezmya were laying out a simple supper of autumn greens and ginger soup for her…” (Dance with Dragons) Autumn Greens and Ginger Soup Our Thoughts: This is a wonderful pairing of dishes for late autumn, or unseasonably warm winter days. Light enough to

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Sister’s Stew

“The beer was brown, the bread black, the stew a creamy white. She served it in a trencher hollowed out of a stale loaf. It was thick with leeks, carrots, barley, and turnips white and yellow, along with clams and chunks of cod and crabmeat, swimming in


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