Cooking: Chicken and Spent Grain Barley Stew

Thoughts: This is a great use of leftovers, both chicken and spent grain. Although the broth is not especially thick, it is savory and satisfying. Chunks of root vegetables add splashes of color and substance. I didn’t have much meat left to go into my batch: just one large drumstick. But shredded up and torn…

Fortified Blood Orange Wine, 1690s

Thoughts: The Lucayos Cookbook uses predominantly raisin-based fruit wines, and so far I’ve found them to be interesting and tasty. This version is unique in that it is fortified with brandy after fermentation, giving it a bit of an extra kick. To stay closer to Game of Thrones, I swapped the Seville (civil) oranges called…