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Sidsel

My name is Sidsel Pedersen and I am from Denmark. I am a highschool teacher and an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and other speculative fiction. I am also a roleplayer and a happy home cook.

Middelaldermarkeder: 2017 (Danish)

Sidste år fandt jeg en rigtig fin hjemmeside med en kalender over hvilke middelaldermarkeder der forgik hvornår, men jeg kan ikke finde den i år. Jeg kan kun finde en side med vikingerelaterede events og markeder: vikingmagasin.dk. I mangel på en oversigt, så har jeg nu fundet alle de markeder som jeg kunne finde. Hvis jeg har overset nogen, så smid en kommentar, jeg vil meget gerne have alle med.

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Small meat pies

Kødpostejer

For the medieval marked reenactment event that we were a part of this weekend, I was asked to make some lunch for the group. I knew were were about eight adults and a gaggle of children, so I wanted to make something in advance that was easy to eat and would feed a bunch of people. A have wanted to make some kind of hand pie for a while, so this seemed like a good opportunity.

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Our first market: Majmarked

This weekend we attended our first ever medieval market as part of the reenactors of the event, rather than as part of the public. We sold our spiced wine (lutendranck & hypocras) in our stall, that was a part of a larger camp, which we shared with a friend and his family. It was a bit crowded but it was fun and we had a great time. We sold most of our wine, so we were very happy about that.

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Barley salads

One of my favourite salads is one based on boiled pearl barley. I love it because it is filling, fresh and easy to make. I often serve it instead of pasta or potatoes and people generally seem pretty happy with that. More often than not we have fish or a steak on the side but sometimes I serve it with some fried goats cheese on top instead of meat on the side. I do quite a few variations on this salad, but the boiled barley is at the core of each variation. Here is some ideas for different pearl barley salads.

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Experimenters in Spiced Wine – Anno 2017

On the blog I have talked about spiced wine before. My boyfriend and I have decided that we want to start going to reenactment markeds as spice wine merchants. To do this we of course had to get the clothing and gear, more about that in another post. We are going to our first marked in little under two weeks.

For the last month I have done experiments to source the best (cheap) wine to use for the spiced wines. Keep Reading

Market Scene, Pieter Aertsen,1569

Carrots in lemon and theme

For the midwinter feast I couldn’t find period recipe for carrots, that didn’t involve mashing them, as we already had one purée on the table I decided that I didn’t want a second one, so I found a modern recipe for carrots steamed in lemon juice with fresh theme. I don’t really like cooked carrots all that much, but I liked them. They were gone by the time we removed the dishes of the second course, so I can’t have been alone in like them. It is a very simple dish, that is quick to make and quite tasty.

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Midwinter Feast – a larp event

Midvinterfesten

This weekend I hosted a larp event themed as a medieval (inspired) midwinter feast. Most of the food served was medieval or renaissance inspired. I thought I would gather the recipes together here and show a few pictures.

The event went extremely well both as a larp event and as a dinner. Everyone loved the food, though some of course didn’t like everything. The roleplay was the type we were hoping for, we had no battles or combat at all but rather a lot of character development and political maneuvering. I really couldn’t be happier with how it played out.

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