Wulf- feel free to decorate the hat further. I had wanted to put some metal jewelry bits on it but couldn't find any appropriate findings in town.
What a great idea! I can't believe I didn't immediately think of doing that - I've got a couple of sparkly bits that would be perfect.
The recipes have titles like "A Tarte of Spynage" and "To Sowse a Pigge". The spelling is half the fun of some. Others are quite basic, like "To make a Custarde" or "To fry Artichokes".
There are some that I just want to try, like "Conserve of Roses in the Italian Manner:
Take fresh red Roses not quite ripe, beat them in a stone Mortar, mix them with double their weight of Sugar, and put them in a glass close stopped, being not full, let them remain before you use them three moneths, stirring of them once a day. The Stomach, Heart, and Bowels it cooleth, and hindereth vapours, the spiting of blood and corruption of the most part (being cold) it helpeth. It will keep many years."
You never know when you might start spiting blood and need some helpeth!