Not a lot of things going on during the week, but Sunday was very busy! We had more people participating in our Virtual Project Day than usual and things are scattered through the report. For some reason there weren’t a lot of classes up this week, but we do have a couple of old dance videos that are pretty good. Marrowbones, looms, some embroidery and a lot of cooking this week!
We’ve been continuing to work on the bones today and are hoping to try that Meister Hans dish during the week, plus do a little work on Anja’s new loom.
Wouldn’t you know it. Some kind of toxic mix of chrome, facebook and wordpress ate 1/2 the file on Monday, (from Sundials on) so it had to be re-created and that’s why it’s very, very late.
- Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
- Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
- Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
- Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
- Next Virtual Potluck – 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/,18
- No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 next spring.
All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!
Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here: https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and new one here: https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/
Summits Court – There was a Summits Court on Saturday! It was good to see a lot of the familiar faces. Several Grails were given out and a lot of virtual hugs.
- A Master List for finding classes, webinars and other things – https://moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/?fbclid=IwAR20OE8b6vvYKvmwrqwpule27szarZ7EPV-8R72F1eV2CxcdmOXQhZf9ayk
- 36th Annual Clothiers Seminar, February 6, 2021 – https://shirecai.calontir.org/clothiers2021/
- Service Symposium – Brought to you by those who DO and currently have time to TEACH – February 13-14, 2021 – https://sites.google.com/westkingdom.org/servicesymposium2021/home
- Sparkly and Shiny Goes to Birka: A Metal and Glass Althyng – https://www.facebook.com/SparklynShiny/ – Feb 13 at 7 AM PST – Feb 14 at 3 PM PST
- Lots of Cranach classes! University Session #106 – February 13, 2021 – Kingdom of Atlantia
- Virtual West Coast Culinary Symposium 2021 – Online Event – Event by Kingdom of Caid and Mercy Neumark – Apr 2 at 11 AM PDT – Apr 4 at 2 PM PDT
- Register – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf9m-jKJpDFxAO9ItF-ADhW8HYa-rwmdIWn_zR6HQ2dnZlnA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2iqd_pYMTUUaMrcWdEfwxoukUPN2qbbDNWGX29Um-DkvEKKjU0jnnvd1c
- Information – https://wp.sca-caid.org/events/ (You have to go several layers in!)
- Known World Science Symposium – JUN 25, 2021 AT 8 AM PDT – JUN 27, 2021 AT 11 AM PDT – Barony of Gryphon’s Lair – https://www.facebook.com/events/456485881710498/
Other Good Stuff
Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEZAwCca4IQham3TpxfWnonQscG668mmYgIMA18YZ-E/edit?fbclid=IwAR3UAXblIOd9u-N5IKtJNLzLFS52KPibZEAuwoDHjWzFoCtN_gDHETI9iCo&fbclid=IwAR3LHjEqnVdiWwe8G4s_zyAy46spXdgThJieqPnF5Metn9IOFzJWGpLkLNw#gid=0
Dance Vids –
Classes – There were some good ones this week, but only one is up, yet.
What does a TROSSFRAU wear? Women’s Dress of the 16th Century German Renaissance; A Landsknecht GRWM – Thimble & Plume – Curious about what the 16th century German Renaissance women of the Landsknecht wore? Get ready with me as I share the layers and garments I wear in my historical creation inspired by the 16th century German Dress of the Trossfrau. Time Stamps 00:00 Intro 01:23 Shirt 01:45 Under dress 02:40 Under Skirt 02:48 Hose and Shoes 02:03 Dress 04:30 Apron 04:48 Belt and Skirt Blousing 06:06 Wulsthaube and Veil 06:12 Hat 07:29 Bonus Tip 07:44 Capelet’
Cookery – On Tuesday we finished the tvarog and started another soup from the other vegetables from Sunday and the pork roast broth. We also set up a chicken salad. Those got noshed on all week.
Naughty Cake – Chopping and, mixing started at around 2pm. After that was melting the butter and honey and mixing, and then spreading on a pan. We squashed with a 2nd cookie sheet. She was also checking with some of the cookery/sweets types about where the recipe might have come from since she hasn’t gotten an answer from the people who did the video. Pix are below the recipe.
Anja talked to a local meat-cutter and they saved her some marrow bones that Loren picked up on Saturday. Try 2 on that dish from Meister Hans…. Only got as far as cooking the bones. Pix in Sundials, etc.
Bacon and Leeks for supper! Pix with recipe. These are a plausibly period recipe, mostly from descriptions. The recipe given below is modern. These turned out to be really tasty and made a good light supper.
Ailantha has a set of pix of a brunch dish in Project Day.
Home-Smoked Bacon, Moravian-style (Double click to read recipe)
A Tudor Recipe: Parsnip Cakes – The Tudor Travel Guide – The Tudor Travel Guide is delighted to be able to collaborate with Brigitte Webster from TudorExperience.com in our Great Tudor Bake Off series, featuring Tudor cookery demonstrations. In this video, Brigitte focuses on Tudor super food: parsnips. Find out how to prepare parsnip cakes and learn why this food was important in Tudor cooking.
Sewing – Embroidery and a new loom!
This is where I got to by the end of Court on Saturday.
Some more loom pix from Aila’ntha of Williams Keep
16th Century Elizabethan Caul History and Pattern – Lynne Fairchild – Learn about how to recognize a caul in historical paintings, what fabrics that were used based on sumptuary laws such as linen, how to make a simple caul, and more! A caul is a woman’s close-fitting indoor head covering, like a linen hairnet, that covers tied up braided hair.
Sundials, etc. – We finally got beef marrowbones! This is how far we got Sunday night. There’s more to do!
Project Day – This is more than a little messed up because I kept track here, instead of in a word file and when this end of the newsletter blew… well….
We have a new member, Bonnie Williams, Aila’ntha of Williams Keep, who is working with Theresa of Adiantum, whose alter ego is Teri Jefferys, housemate and daughter.
Aila’ntha – Here we have Theresa of Adiantum experimenting with galangal, thyme, oregano, parsley, basil, cubeb, garlic, flaky salt, onion, green pepper, Italian sausage, bacon, potatoes, and Parmigiano, and cheddar as a brunch dish. Adding cherry tomatoes for a modern twist on a possibly medieval combination. Her response, when reminded that tomatoes were thought to be poisonous: “I’m a witch. I like to eat poison.” Lol [Anja’s note – this is plausibly period for the tail end of period.]
Arlys – I was embroidering the diapering for the back of a needlebook, then realized I made a mistake, so am starting over.
Isabeau – I’m just now getting started on another neckline embellishment. I got more embroidery colors in.
Hope – How should I scale this up to fit?
Anja – Bacon and leeks turned out to be delicious! It’s bacon, the white and pale green parts of the leeks, onion, caraway and a touch of horseradish on cut trencher rolls! We were hoping for caraway rye rolls, but we’ll do those tomorrow and have some with the leftovers. Pix with the recipe.
(period food, not period recipe) Bacon and Leeks: Bacon is one of those foods that’s so good people like to wrap other foods in it. However, if you’re a purist and appreciate your bacon simple, this is a great recipe to whip up at Imbolc. The fiery taste of onions and garlic is offset by the smokiness of the bacon. Enjoy this heaped onto some nice warm Braided Bread. – Ravens magic broom
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 pound of bacon (1/8 of a 3 lb pack)
- 3 fresh leeks, chopped (whites and light greens, only)
- 1 medium onion (1/2 a large)
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed (none)
- Pepper (I used caraway and horseradish)
Fry the bacon and drain off excess fat. Remove from pan, and then chop into small pieces. Return to pan, and add garlic, leeks and onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When onions are opaque, remove from heat and serve scooped onto warm, soft bread.
Nucato – This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book – (Italy, ~1400 – Ariane Helou, trans.) The original source can be found at Ariane Helou’s website – Honey boiled with walnuts, called nucato.
Take boiled and skimmed honey, with walnuts chopped slightly and spices, cooked together; dip your hands in water and spread it out; let it cool and serve it. And you can use almonds and hazelnuts in place of walnuts.
Elizabethan Naughty Cake – from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W81cj0559pc – No bake!
- ½ cup chopped mixed dried fruit
- ¼ cup of glace cherries
- 1/3 cup of chopped nuts
- ½ cup of crumbled Nilla wafer (recipe specifies “biscuit”….)
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter
- 3 TBSP honey
- Crunch or chop fruit, cherries, nuts and cookies.
- Add spices and mix.
- Take a square of cling wrap and lay it over a 7 inch plate or pie pan.
- Heat butter and honey in microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
- Mix butter/honey mix and fruit mix together very thoroughly.
- Dump out onto cling wrap.
- Fold edges up and over and squash the mix together hard.
- Let cool.
- Slice and serve.
Music – Cantigas de Santa Maria – Musica Medievale – Ensemble: Micrologus with René Zosso
Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)
- ASXLVII = 24
- ASXLVIII = 88
- ASXLIX = 794
- ASL = 2138
- ASLI = 731
- ASLII = 304
- ASLIII – 146
- ASLIV – 230 plus 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord
Total as a Household = 4061 handed off
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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