Poor Man’s Hippocras: taste test

The girls and I had a lovely evening, sharing a charcuterie board to go with our version of hippocras. We strained the spiced out using a jelly bag, and kept it warm until we were ready. Here is how it turned out. The first thing to notice was how deep the colour had become. You … Continue reading Poor Man’s Hippocras: taste test

Historical cooking: chickpea soup with fried bread

One of my Recommended posts was for the Historical Italian Cooking YouTube channel. Recently, they put out a new video for a super simple dish made with ingredients we typically have on hand. Today, I was able to give it a try! Here is the video. https://youtu.be/rqMmatyND7o You can also visit this link for the … Continue reading Historical cooking: chickpea soup with fried bread

Historical recipe: one recipe, two products

One of my long time interests is experimenting with historical cooking. I say experimenting, because it's not unusual for these recipes to include ingredients that are no longer available, hard to find, unknown or even extinct. Plus, they often don't include a lot of information, either because it was assumed the reader already understood what … Continue reading Historical recipe: one recipe, two products