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An Autumn Campfire and Homemade Hungarian Sausages

It was a jolly and exhausting weekend with our good friends, Sue and Vincent, as we worked hard and played hard in preparation for our first medieval event of the season.

There was new garb to model with whoops and catcalls from cheeky onlookers, menus to plan, and a new tent to set up in the face of fearsome winds that threatened to send Sue and I sailing off over the trees like Mary Poppins as we clung for dear life to tottering tent poles.

We sorted and packed, unpacked and planned,  debated and decided, filled out paperwork, and finally collapsed in relieved, happy exhaustion, ready for some ginger wine and fire-roasted dinner as the sun set through the trees.

I lit a fire in our cute little pot-bellied stove and put sausages on to cook. They are the Hungarian sausages I told you about last time, flavored richly with garlic and paprika, salt and black pepper, and they were absolutely beautiful charred and smoky from the campfire.

Sue brought corn on the cob and first we cooked it in the husks, then set it right over the fire to get a wee bit charred. Pure bliss smeared with butter and dusted with salt.

We toasted Turkish bread and poured more wine and finally collapsed into our chairs in the last rays of the setting sun.

With a chink of wine glasses and hearty toasts we dug into our feast and rested our weary bones.

We visited amiably as the sun disappeared and the winds died down, sipped our wine, laughed at funny stories and thought how there aren’t many things better than good food with good friends on a gorgeous night in the country.

This week we’re back to bustling, working hard to finish last minute projects and arrange caretakers for the farm while we’re gone. Bear finished our 12th century bed, I completed my Bedouin garb save for the silk ribbon trim that just arrived in the mail this morning from England. We made linen sheets and pillowcases and hauled medieval gear in to get packed away in wooden boxes for the trip. Today I’m at last starting a medieval quilt for our bed. It’s a lot of work but so much fun. We’re both excited to get to camp and have a good ol’ visit with our friends.

What are you looking forward to this week? xo

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Denise Browning - A great campfire with friends enjoying homemade sausages, Turkish bread, corn, and wine…and with a beautiful view. It makes me want to camp as well!

Samantha - PlanetBakeLife - The sausages look amazing!
I make a sausage gravy dish that they would be perfect for! Looks like you definitely cooked up a feast 🙂

Emma - That sounds like the perfect evening! That sunset too! 🙂

Anna @ shenANNAgans - Please do share how the quilt is coming along, I would love to see. My mom used to quilt when we were growing up, so it kinda has a special place in my heart. 🙂 And those snags, now they look super. I haven’t made me sausage in years and years. Did you find it difficult?

Agness - Sounds like a perfect day for me with a beautiful landscape and such amazing food. We also have delicious homemade Polish sausages that I would definitely recommend to try! 🙂

Rosemary - OMG! The sausages look so delicious and incredible. True, nothing better than good food and good friends. Curious about Ginger beer though 🙂

Evelyne CulturEatz - Wow on the Hungarian sausages! I am going to Hungary this summer so hope to try some.

Elizabeth @ Compass & Fork - I looks like a lovely evening. I love grilled corn, it really brings out the flavor.

Serina aka Ms Frugal Ears - What a lovely weekend! I must admit to being a bit partial to ginger wine – haven’t had any for years. Best wishes for your journey ahead.

Kristy - Your pot-bellied stove is adorable! I really love see your out door dining, it is getting too cold in Canberra to even go outside hahaha

Krysten - Oh my god, those sausages look absolutely amazing! 😀 Great post!!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime - Your campfire looks fantastic. Enjoy your time away 😀

Julie - That looks and sounds just fabulous 😀 I’m so curious about your medieval quilt! Hope you’ll post photos of it when you’re ready!

Liz (Good Things) - Hungarian sausages… when only the best will do : )

Rosemarie of Travel and Beyond - OMG! those Hungarian sausages look amazing!!!!

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