Celts, gardening, herbal, history, share the wealth, Witchery

Witch Alert! Free Herbalism webinars, Food timeline

plunger-317747_640https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/professional-training-webinars

The American Herbalist’s guild has an archive of free webinars (only some with accompanying .pdfs, though)!!  Go look!

Foodtimeline.org

Foodtimeline.org covers everything from water and ice to cronuts.  This is a preserved and (as of 2013) updated work started by the late Lynne Olver.  From the webpage:

Thee Food Timeline was created and maintained solely by Lynne Olver (1958-2015, her obituary), reference librarian with a passion for food history. About it she originally said ” Information is checked against standard reference tools for accuracy. All sources are cited for research purposes. As with most historical topics, there are some conflicting stories in the field of food history. We do our best to select and present the information with the most documented support. Heritage Radio interviews Food Timeline editor (2013).

Here’s a link to what Olver found about Celtic cuisine, ancient and “newer”.

 

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art history, history, share the wealth, textile history

Rrrrrrrresearch!

number-2084188_640NE OF THE things I love doing the most in my spare time is self-educating.  Lately I’ve been captivated by the history of spinning, weaving, etc. as well as the Tarim Mummies.  This has led to a mini-explosion of archaeology research in my kitchen office.  I may be getting fixated!

I was looking though facebook one day when I saw a video by the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research  (affiliated with the University of Copenhagen).  I started trawling through this page, seeing if there was anything I could glean for my own use.  Mostly, I found descriptions of courses I’d love to take.  Eventually I made my way to the publications page and found the archives of the Archaeological Textiles Review, which lists its (English language) issues from 1985-2015 as FREE PDFs.  Oh my good lord…..

This is very generous of them!  By clicking that last link, you can go right to the archive and read to you’re heart’s content.  There is also an anthology of publications from their Textiles and the Medieval Economy title, available in bound form (currently 12.95 euros down from 35…so I may get on that).

So please join me in nerding out at this great resource!!