Thursday, October 13, 2011

Herball with a Twist

Kudrun is still working on her herbal, but this time she did a total herbal immersion at Rokeclif's A&S Night. We saw herbs from period herbals and from Kudrun's gardens, and we felt and tasted them as well.  Nature provided oregano and dandelion, mullien and sage. Kudrun cooked up sage-filled pork, thyme-filled meatballs, and a rosemary-infused dipping oil. Sammy liked the mint sample best. Of course, dill seeds were provided to aid digestion.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Novices, Neophytes and Knaves

As the title would suggest, this event, hosted by Turm an dem See on October 1, was intended as an introduction to the SCA. Special accommodations were made for first-timers, such as court with a play-by-play description of what was going on, and a relaxation of the rule for garb.
Kudrun's "Alphabeticall Bestiary" and "So you Want to Buy a Psalter" were my offerings, both taught from my 13th-century perspective.
The awe-full thing -- I was a site token (along with three other folks). What an honor!