Category Archives: Lifestyle

Ballet de la Nuit in words

Besides rare gems of choreography & music, ballets of Louis XIV’s time were distinguished with sophisticated texts, costumes & special effects, including movable mechanisms, fire-works and amazing stage scenery. I have translated some pieces of a monologue recited by His … Continue reading

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Royal Meal IX: Fruits & Cream

Esteemed Readers, today I’m posting the last set of Royal recipes. May is in full swing. Ballets & other entertainments are calling! So, let’s enjoy something light & sweet to farewell the 17th century cuisine. 🙂 Sweet Cream Take three … Continue reading

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Royal Meal VIII: Cakes & Pastry

Esteemed Readers, let’s bake something special today. I hope that a Sugar Cake & an Apple Cake will be perfect for a nice cup of afternoon tea. Recipes are of the 17th century yet. 🙂 Sugar Cake Take five or … Continue reading

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Royal Meal VII: Desserts

Finally, Esteemed Readers, we come to the most delicious part of our menu: desserts. Today I offer you some cream, milk & cookies. I hope you will enjoy them! 🙂 Almond Milk Take some almonds, scald them, peel & crush … Continue reading

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Royal Meal V: Vegetables & Lamb

Esteemed Readers, we go on our collection of 17th century recipes. So today in our menu there are: Artichokes in White Sauce Boil some small artichokes in slightly salted water. When they are ready, add some parsley, season with salt … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  Having debunked some important myths about the King, we deserve some rest, Esteemed Readers. So, let’s try to guess a new 17th century riddle, this time prepared by His Majesty: I’m like a current that flows very fast. I … Continue reading

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Memory of Evil: Along With Light

All has its beginning & end, except Light that has the infinite power. It is immortal and passes through any kind of darkness. It means that Evil, being in its essence the best engine for growth & development, is limited. … Continue reading

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