Bellows are an important tool when it comes to cooking with charcoal. Charcoal’s temperature, unlike firewood, is regulated more by how much air it has, rather than how much charcoal is on the pile.
“It seems to me that your table is like a chalkboard that children draw all over, wash down, and then start again”
Letter to Francesco Datini, 1395
List of Australian groups dedicated to C14th living history, or multiperiod groups who cover the period:
Full Tilt Jousting
Citadel Medieval Society
Company of the Dove
Companie Draco Routiers
Order of the Gryphon
— (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/109235579168546/
Horses, Hounds, Hunters and Farmers
Knights of the Long Dog
— (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/377746788934982/
Knights Order of the Lion Rampant
Company of the Radiant Heart
Black Griffins Traditional Archers
— (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/191211534261504/
Juvenis of Accendo Sarcalogos
Leongatha Medieval Society
Military Equitation Australia
— (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/780948682012352
Company of the Tavern
— (closed group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450264435224513/
The Free Companies inc. (The White Company)
TO MAKE QUINCE MARMALADE, take quinces and peel them, then cut in quarters and take out the eye and the seeds, then cook them in good red wine and then strain through a strainer: then take honey and boil it for a long time and skim it, then put your quinces in it and stir thoroughly, and keep boiling until the honey is reduced by half; then throw in powdered hippocras, and stir till cold, then divide into portions and keep it.
Recreating the Bockstan Man’s shoes
We had such a great time at the last picnic, that we’re doing a second one, but this time at Petersham Park, Petersham from 11am – 3pm.
Co. Staple and Friends will be meeting in Petersham Park for a pot-luck picnic, some hand-craft and talking all things C14th living history.
Bring a sandwich, or a plate, and come and say hi!
Modern clothes and picnic – not a period event.
Bring hand crafts, research materials or whatever C14th stuff you’re into right now.
It’s free, it’s kid friendly and it’s open to all.