Daily Histoire

Daily facts, recipes, mythology and history.

IMAGES: With so many social media outlets, many times I cannot find the original photographer's feed or site (or it's been reposted/altered by someone claiming it as their own).
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SOURCES: Many of the facts are compiled from multiple sources - dissertations & publications quoting the same research. Happy to provide a bibliography, I just don't include it per post to avoid overwhelming text.

RECIPES: Some are adapted for the modern day kitchen; many include sources and historical notes identifying more authentic ingredients. The goal is to learn something fun and traditional that you can cook for yourself... rather than list unattainable ingredients with instructions for over a fire pit ;)

Viking Beads

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The average height of men in the Viking era, based on skeletal measurements, ranged from 170-181cm (5ft 7in to 5ft 11in).
Still taller than other Europeans at the time… but not the towering six and a half feet we tend to imagine.
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The average height of men in the Viking era, based on skeletal measurements, ranged from 170-181cm (5ft 7in to 5ft 11in).

Still taller than other Europeans at the time… but not the towering six and a half feet we tend to imagine.

More @ rocklovejewelry

The Vikings did not celebrate Halloween, however in Scandinavia, Vetrnætr or “Winter Nights” occurred in mid-October.

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Some claim the traditional Danish Æbleskiver actually come from Vikings cooking batter in old shield bosses!  Either way, I’m buying myself a pan and making them immediately…

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Norwegian recipes which are still enjoyed today…

Basic versions (oat, barley, wheat, or almond flour and honey in place of sugar) are reminiscent of Viking Age baking, topped with native fruits and nuts.

Hi guys… I have an announcement!  I made a thing!
RockLove x Star Trek Working hand in hand with Star Trek to create classic sophisticated official merchandise jewelry, RockLove will debuted the collection in time for Holiday 2014. Primarily focusing on TOS & Next Gen, jewelry includes men’s and women’s pieces in sterling and brass, handmade in NYC. … and just got confirmation that RockLove will unveil a few items for sale at our New York Comic Con booth #510 in October!

Hi guys… I have an announcement!  I made a thing!

RockLove x Star Trek
Working hand in hand with Star Trek to create classic sophisticated official merchandise jewelry, RockLove will debuted the collection in time for Holiday 2014. Primarily focusing on TOS & Next Gen, jewelry includes men’s and women’s pieces in sterling and brass, handmade in NYC.
… and just got confirmation that RockLove will unveil a few items for sale at our New York Comic Con booth #510 in October!