Catching up

I guess you have been wondering where I have been.  I put my cooking on the back burner so to speak, so that I could do a play with my son.  This is his Senior year and we had the opportunity to be in a local production of “Bye Bye Birdie” and we took it! We had a great time and now that it is over, I need to get moving.

I promise to catch you up on some of the things I have done that did involve cooking or foodways.  Like my getting to speak at the Renaissance Convention.  But until I do, I should tell you what I will be up to soon!

I am excited about this summer.  On June 29th I will be cooking at the Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA .  The day is about the Revolutionary war and I will be cooking food that the troops would eat.  July 11, I will be at London Town in their tavern’s kitchen as the cook.  Although, the site does not allow cooking in the kitchen, I will be discussing the food of the Tavern and it’s owners.  Having also been asked to be a guest chef at the Olney Farmers Market on July 18, I am looking forward to planning the demonstration and redacting historical receipts for it.  Hopefully soon, I will have word from the Maryland Renaissance Festival on whether they will need me for cooking demonstrations for the month of September in their historical kitchen.

On top of my foodways obligations, I have been commissioned to make a historically accurate 1540’s gentleman’ outfit befitting the rank of knight and a wedding dress for a friend renewing her vows.  In addition on June 5,  I portrayed Mrs. Mary Anne Welby De Butts for Oxen Hill Farm, then I was asked to portray her again this past Saturday for the Alexandria Archeology Museum.  I am also busy with my garden again.  Plus I am planning a huge celebration for the graduation of my son from High School and my husband from Law school.

So, my summer is busy but will provide me with lots to blog on.  Now to work on catching you up…..

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