House Capuchin Shield2This week’s been busy, but really more oriented to the Winter Feast rather than our usual largesse, sewing and project things. Anything else was trying to come up with some new largesse projects and we finally have prezzie pix. …but pickles and more pickles along with a good recipe for holubky and knedliky!

All meetings this week at the usual times and more Feast Food to come!

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • 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 & Wine – Watch the schedule or the Facebook group! This is going to be irregularly scheduled for when tasks need to occur.
  • Next Potluck – 1/21

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and number three is here:

Last one mostly done. The seeds are caraway.

Early Week – Loren and Anja made rye bread rolls (recipe below, as promised) and fried cheese during the early evening Sunday, finishing and eating them as part of their New Year’s celebration. The newsletter, due to technical difficulties, didn’t go out until late Tuesday afternoon. Clipart was happening. This week’s divider is one of the pieces.

The Invitation for the Feast is done and starting to be sent around. (…and below!)

Amor has finally gotten enough equipment together to start learning how to do chain.

The Feast Invitation – Print and pass around, but make sure folks know that we have to have their names on the list!

Cookery – Anja found a source for jiternice (Czech white sausage) and recipes for holoubky (cabbage rolls, both Polish and Czech recipes), and the bread dumplings (to be done in the bread-maker) and even Žabí huby (frog mouth cookies) during the early week. Not sure if they’re feastable at this point. We’re going to try the dumplings for the potluck on the 21st and maybe the holoubky.

Amy got povidla made for the babovka.

Stella did a hot pepper pickled cabbage for Loren. 🙂

The pickles page went up Wednesday Night.

On Saturday a lot of pickles happened (pix below)

Sewing Time – Thursday – Amy showed up for awhile. Same sewing as has been. (No pix)

Sewing Time – Saturday – No one showed up so Anja kept going on pickles. Stella dropped by and then grabbed some cabbage from the store for the pickles and brought it.

Herb Bunch – Started with a talk on preservation techniques before electricity. After that we went on to trying some pickles. We did pickled onions during the workshop time, then made pickle broth later in the day and finally set up the bean pickles.

Onion Pickles (…and bean pickle)

Project Day

Loren was cleaning up in the back from Saturday’s pickles. Anja promptly messed it up again! There was some leftover cheese to be fried and also cabbage pickle to be made. Anja is trying to get the old herbs out of the SCA shelves so that more stuff can get shifted back there. Loren spent a long while crunching mustard seeds for the pickles.

Amy was there for awhile and we talked about flour and tomatoes in period while Anja stitched on the blue pouch again.

…and after she left Anja and Loren went back to pickles and discovered our first failed one. It’s a jar that’s been pecked at (and perfectly fine) since they were made back in October, (last time in December) but they had turned a little strange. Probably it’s the opening and closing of the jar. Commercial pickles are way salty and sour compared to what we’re making, so it stands to reason.

We went through the jars and got them put back into the fridge, along with the newer ones. We transferred a few to smaller jars  and got them labeled. …and just ran out of oomph, so the cabbage will have to wait!

Miscellaneous pix – Clare o’Tarran (Tamra Pryor) had contacted Anja several times over the last several weeks about a mystery package that she was sending. It finally arrived and was opened and this book was in it. Handmade! …and blue! …and snowflakes! The other pic is a giftie from Vesta that’s in constant use (along with one of the Eclipse mugs that were Loren’s and Anja’s Yule goodies!) .



Rye Bread Recipe

3 cups rye flour, not packed. 9/8 cups whey, warmed. 1/2 tablespoon (heaping) salt. 2 teaspoons yeast. Pig squeezings to taste, about 1/2 tablespoon in this case. 2 tablespoons sugar and about 1 of molasses. Proof yeast 1/2 an hour with all liquids, sugar and salt, then run through the whole dough cycle. Divide into 6 or 8 pieces and bake on parchment at 350 for about 10 minutes to 15 until there is a distinct color change or until you smell the caraway.

(Anja’s translation of Loren’s odd wording…. “Pig squeezings” = grease saved from cooking bacon.)

New Pages – Pickles Project page is up and running!


Amor (V), Anja, Gogor (V), Loren, Amy, Stella, Gudrun (V)

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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

    • ASXLVII = 24
    • ASXLVIII = 88
    • ASXLIX = 794
    • ASL = 2138
    • ASLI = 731
    • ASLII = 271 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 14 (plus 26 unfinished) pincushion, 2 sewing kits (except for bone needles), varnished stuff (124) one snap pouch, one double drawstring pouch

Total as a Household = 3630 handed off

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