March 6, 2017

Ireland Food Notes:

Milk - Whitemeat or Cottled Milk (like cottage cheese) - Slaves and workers were given the green milk to drink this was the milk left over (whey) after the production of the whitemeats. (Anon. 1673)

Eggs - Eggs were cooked by frying them on hot ston...

March 4, 2017

A game for the ages. Who knows when it came about, how long it's been around, or who invented it. This is a great game with many different options for play. We have all learned different ways.

If you want to play this game at home, save a one dozen egg carton to make yo...

February 26, 2017

Viking Shields

Large Round Wooden Shield’s were used in Battle by the Vikings; they were also used as stretchers to carry the wounded off the battlefield. A shield was generally 32-36 inches across and was held in the center on the back and the hand was protected by an...

February 22, 2017

Basically in [1363 a toilet is] a hole through the floor of the castle going into a deep shaft to a cave. Step by step it got less gross than that--though most of those ideas were developed elsewhere and eventually spread to Ireland rather than developing there. At one...

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