I made rose sekanjabin for the first time today, so I documented it by video. Sekanjabin is a syrup with origins in Medieval Persia. It's typically made with mint, but a variety of substitutions can be made. In this case, I used dried roses, since I have way too much for my wine. The video … Continue reading Rose Sekanjabin video.
The wine kit was put to primary fermentation today! I will secondary in a week, then let it sit a month before conditioning, and splitting it into the different jugs for the Roman infusions. Cloudy...I assume it's going to clarify during the process. I'm also starting to play with gin. Gin is actually a period … Continue reading In Vino Veritas, Part II.
I will be VERY popular during the apocalypse. Homebrewers will be the richest, between selling booze for drinking and selling it for medicinal and antiseptic purpose. But yes, welcome to Black Dolphin Brewing! Where my boyfriend and I make all sorts of delectable draughts of doom. (I love alliteration.) Since this blog is still rather … Continue reading In Vino Veritas. Part I.
Garb does not blink into existence, but oh, how I wish it did. I have a backlog of commissions right now because schoolwork is taking precedence right now in my life. I'm toward the end of my degree, and the classes are railing into me, this includes a capstone major paper on The Varangian Guard. … Continue reading When you wish you’re Jeannie…
It's on Vimeo, go watch it and make fun of me! Fundamentals of Roman Dress from Angela L. Costello on Vimeo.
This coming September, the East Kingdom is holding "Artifacts of a Life". An event focused on crafting and displaying artifacts of your persona as if they would be found today. I'm STOKED. So many ideas! http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2373 Being that I'm 11th Century Byzantine, there isn't a of material culture left, thanks to those SAVAGE BARBARIAN LATINS … Continue reading An amazing event in the East…
Despite 3-4ft snow drifts, unplowed roads, and a treacherous walk across my neighborhood to find a ride in a 4x4 Jeep to the event, I successfully cooked and fed my version of Minutal Ex Praecoquis from Apicius! The dish won best meat at Feast of the Gaunt Days, and my prize was a dried pig's … Continue reading Roman pork, success!