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Lisa L Spangenberg (Medievalist)

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My academic background is in Medieval English and Celtic languages and literatures. My dissertation looked at the roles played by otherworld intruders in medieval English, Welsh, and Irish texts. 

I write about things Celtic and Medieval, language, cooking, food, beer, and wine. My About Me page links to my blogs.

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  • Mediterranean Style Cuisine for Health
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    Mediterranean Style Cuisine for Health

    4 years ago

    The cultures around the Mediterranean Sea have a strikingly low incidence of heart disease and obesity; their diet, rich in olive oil, walnuts, legumes, whole grains, feta, yogurt, fruit and omega-3 rich cold water fish...

  • Olives and Olive Oil: Tasty and Good For You
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    Olives and Olive Oil: Tasty and Good For You

    4 years ago

    Olives and olive oil are central ingredients in the diet of peoples living near the Mediterranean sea, none for their healthy lifestyle and amazing cuisine. Even a simple change from using corn oil and butter to using...

  • Easy Yummy Fresh-Fruit Freezer Jam
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    Easy Yummy Fresh-Fruit Freezer Jam

    5 years ago

    Freezer jam is the easiest way I know of to make yummy fresh fruit jam. It's fun, the jam is lovely and keeps well. Use all sorts of summer fresh fruit (or even your own frozen fruit) and enjoy the fresh fruit of summer...

  • What is a dry wine?
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    What is a dry wine?

    5 years ago

    People often associate dry wine with something that's expensive, rare, or esoteric. That's not what "dry" means with respect to wine.

  • Easy No-Knead Bread
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    Easy No-Knead Bread

    4 years ago

    Although it's an ancient way of making bread, slow-rise or no-knead bread has had a burst of popularity and interest since the initial Jim Leahy recipe was published in the New York Times in 2006. Read all about how to...

  • Easy Frozen Desserts for Hot Summer Days
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    Easy Frozen Desserts for Hot Summer Days

    4 years ago

    It's summer. It's hot. It's too hot to cook, but there's all sorts of lovely fresh seasonal fruit to make homemade ice cream and sorbets. Here are easy to use and modify recipes for fresh sorbet, and a quick five-minute...

  • Ancient Pagan Druids
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    Ancient Pagan Druids

    4 years ago

    This page is a collection about ancient Celtic pagan druids in terms of authentic, accurate, scholarly resources.

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