Medieval Banquet

We did it.  After almost twelve weeks of preparation and work, and feeling like we would simply never be ready, the day of the banquet arrived.  It went well, really well.  The children did their presentations and answered our guest's questions fairly intelligently.  The food was remarkably good, considering we used authentic medieval recipes and…


Medieval Banquet Preparation

They say it's all in the prep, and who am I to argue?  So we went at it with attitude.  Well, at least I did.  The children didn't really catch on until the day of the banquet when they miraculously turned into mini Super men and women, whizzing around enthusiastically (well, nearly) doing my every…


Medieval Fashions: Knight’s Lady

C11 is doing her presentation at the feast on medieval fashions.  She had made a fabulous start, creating a hand sewn costume for her medieval peasant doll.  It had taken her much longer than anticipated, leaving only three weeks until the date of the feast to have her next costume completed by.  This costume was…


Medieval Feast: Meringue Swan Subtleties

For more information about medieval subtleties see here L11 had a few different ideas for subtleties (small favours served between courses).  She has already made some marzipan 'War of the Roses' roses subtleties, now it was meringue swans. First she whipped up some egg whites and caster sugar and piped the meringues onto her design…


Medieval Feast: Invitations

It was essential that the invitations to our medieval banquet were designed, made and sent to their recipients in time for an answer to be given.  Therefore, this was one of L11's very first projects to be completed.  L11 had already jotted her ideas down for the invitations during one of her project sessions.  I encouraged…


Medieval Feasts: Subtleties

Subtleties or entremets (old French meaning 'between servings) are works of art using food and story telling and which vary between simple frumenty to more elaborate models of fruit filled castles or allegorical figures from literature.  They traditionally marked the end of one course and the beginning of another.  Towards the end of the middle ages subtleties…

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