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== Period Recipe ==
 
== Period Recipe ==
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]]
 
From the [[Forme of Cury]]
:'''Compost.'''
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:'''''COMPOST''. C.'''
  
:Take [[rote]] of [[persel]], of [[pasternak]], of rafens, scrape hem and waische hem clene. Take [[rapes]] & [[caboches]], ypared and [[icorue]]. Take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire; cast alle Whan , & parboile hem wel. Take alle vp & lat it kele on a faire cloth. Do ; whan it is colde, do hit in a vessel; take vyneger , thynges nyyt, . Take [[wyne greke]] & hony, clarified togider; take lumbarde mustard & raisons coraunce, al hoole, & grynde powdour of [[canel]], powdour douce & aneys hole, & fenell seed. Take , &
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:Take [[rote]] of parsel. ''pasternak of rasenns''. scrape hem waisthe hem clene. take rapes & caboches ''ypared and icorne''. take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire. cast all whan take up & lat it kele on a fair cloth, do vineger . thinges nyzt , take wyne greke and hony clarified togider lumbarde mustard & raisouns corance al hool. & grynde powdour of canel powdour douce. & aneys hole. & fenell seed. take . and .
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=== Notes ===
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* ''Compost''. A composition to be always ready at hand. Holme, III. p. 78. Lel. Coll. VI. p. 5.
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* ''Pasternak of rasenns''. Qu.
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* ''ypared and icorne''. The first relates to the Rapes, the second to the Caboches, and means carved or cut in pieces.
  
 
== Modern recipe ==
 
== Modern recipe ==
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=== Ingredients ===
 
=== Ingredients ===
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced  
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* 2 lbs. [[carrot]]s, sliced  
* 1/2 head cabbage, in small pieces  
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* 1/2 head [[cabbage]], in small pieces  
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin  
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* 3-4 [[pear]]s, sliced thin  
* 1 tsp. salt  
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* 1 tsp. [[salt ]]
* 6 Tbs. vinegar  
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* 6 Tbs. [[vinegar]]
* 2 tsp. ginger  
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* 2 tsp. [[ginger]]
* few threads saffron  
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* few threads [[saffron]]
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine  
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* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white [[wine]]
* 1/2 cup honey  
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* 1/2 cup [[honey]]
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard  
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* 1 Tbs. ground [[mustard]]
* 3/4 cup currants
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* 3/4 cup [[currant]]s
* 1 tsp. cinnamon  
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* 1 tsp. [[cinnamon]]
* 1/2 Tbs. each anise seed & fennel seed  
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* 1/2 Tbs. each [[anise]] seed & [[fennel]] seed  
  
 
=== Method ===
 
=== Method ===
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# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
 
# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
 
# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture.
 
# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture.
# Let cool and seal.  
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# Let cool and seal.
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Redacted by Elspeth Caerwent
  
 
== Notes ==  
 
== Notes ==  
 
The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
 
The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
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