Christmas Punch “Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, … Continue reading
“The drink was like water, indeed very like the taste of the draughts they had drunk from the Entwash near the borders of the forest, and yet there was some scent or savour in it which they could not describe; … Continue reading
Thoughts: Although not as amazing as the originals upon which they are based (from The Haven, in JP), these tasty hand pies are a wonderful seasonal snack or side. The natural sweetness of the squash and the sauteed leeks compliment … Continue reading
Thoughts: As the cookbook says, “little cakes folded over in the form of love knots are nice for tea”, and I couldn’t agree more. The finished knots are somewhere between shortbread, sugar cookies, and cake. Delicate and doughy, they are not … Continue reading
Just for a bit of fun, here’s a compilation of words from one of my master reference docs. It’s what I use to keep track of tasty sounding dishes from historical fiction, fantasy, movies, video games, and more. Recognize anything?
“Locke put up his hands and tried to stand up; one of Jean’s fists grew in his field of vision until it seemed to blot out half the world. The blow folded him over like a bread-pretzel. When he recovered … Continue reading
Thoughts: This recipe surprised me. I had been looking for likely candidates for fictional and historical Thanksgiving recipes, when I stumbled upon this dish in one of my cookbooks. I had my doubts about the rose water, but decided to … Continue reading