January 7th, 2011

Another resource/research community: sfa_history

I've just opened a community called sfa_history. It's a discussion/research community focusing on history, facts, mythology, folklore, legend and literature of interest to fans of the television show Sanctuary.

The reason I started this community is because Sanctuary relies heavily on all of the above mentioned sources of information due to its premise and backstory and a lot of fanfic writers really want to get their history right. So even if you're not a Sanctuary fan, there's going to be a lot of useful general information in this community regarding things like mythological and folkloric creatures, cryptozoology, Jack the Ripper, Victorian England, Nikola Tesla, historical accuracy, Victorian literature, vampires, drug use, etc.

Hope to see you at sfa_history!

Icelandic cooking

I'm not entirely certain how, but my character has found themselves in Iceland, tucked away in a small house near Hðfn where they are trying to bake bread. In particular, traditional Icelandic rye bread.

I've found a couple of recipes, but here google translate, every online dictionary and my trusty home dictionary are failing me.

This is the sentence in the recipe - Deiginu hellt í dollu (Macintosh) með loki sem hefur verið þakið með bökunarpappír að innan og upp með börmum - which google suggests is - Pour dough into dollars (Macintosh) with a lid that has been coated with bökunarpappír the inside, with Borman.

or another - Allt hrært saman, sett í box (td gott macintosh-box eða álíka) og bakað í 4klst við 170° (með lokið á boxinu) - All mixed together, placed in the box (eg good Macintosh-box or similar) and bake for 4klst to 170 ° (complete with the box)

I've searched for Macintosh images, but all I get are computers and I'm at my wits end trying to figure out how to describe a scene when I have no idea what utensils are being used!