House Capuchin Shield2Plant starts happened. Embroidery happened. A little cookery happened. Project Day kinda didn’t because Loren and Anja had so many customers in. We’re thinking it was a last gasp of tourist season in the nice weather. 

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!

  • 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 – 10/18
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Probably not being held….

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:

Classes – 

LINEN – Making Linen Fabric from Flax Seed – Demonstration Of How Linen Is Made

The easy to make an early medieval dress (Viking)

Online Class: Resources for Research with Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson, OL, OP

Early Week – Cleanup from the potluck was most of Monday and then doing another trial of the mortar chickens (pictures and amended recipe below). We also made a casserole of some of the onion pies that had been frozen and shattered, with a bit of ham. 

Cookery – On Monday we were working on leftovers and discovered that the carrot pudding is pretty good with cheese, too. The re-do on the mortar chickens was a success. They take some careful handling, but very tasty! 

The History of Sugar Part 1 | Medieval Arabian Pistachio and Rose Candy

Alivio de no pocos bolsillos – Castilian Meatballs

Sewing – Finally have a pic of the runner as it’s getting to the last part, the fagot stitch along the other end. 

Runner progress 10/19/20…. why is this picture so horrible? 
Late Sunday’s progress – and that one is equally bad. 

Herb Bunch – Starts on Mon/Tues. Watering on Wed. Starts Fri/Sat.

The ‘Pregnant Onion” – Ornithogalum caudatum [or-ni-THOG-al-um] [kaw-DAY-tum] (from )is a bulbous flowering plant belonging to the Asparagaceae family. The family is known famously for the asparagus plant.

Most call caudatum by its common names:

  • Pregnant onion plant
  • False onion
  • False sea onion
  • Sea onion

Originally found in South Africa, the Ornithogalum caudatum also known as (Ornithogalum longibracteatum and Albuca bracteata) has become popular, thanks to its unique characteristics.

Project Day – Anja was sewing and Loren carving, but they were so busy with customers that nothing else happened. 

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Mortar Chickens, try 2 – Meister Hans 1460 cookbook

  • Chicken breast, cooked and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • medium pinch Saffron
  • 1 tsp Horseradish or pepper
  • 1 tsp Aniseed
  • Fat or oil (used bacon fat)


  1. Muddle the egg.
  2. Sprinkle ground saffron onto egg and let sit for a few (best overnight!) for the saffron to “color”.
  3. Mix egg and spices.
  4. Using a food processor (or a small knife and then a mortar) chop the chicken to mush.
  5. Add egg mix and process until well mixed. 
  6. Chill mix if you’re going to try to roll this out. 
  7. Divide into 6 sections for patties or 12-15 for “nuggets”. 
  8. Roll into balls and smash flat, about 1/2 inch at most. 
  9. Heat oil/grease. You need at thin layer and will have to add fat between patties. 
  10. Drop patties/nuggets onto oil. Not at a high temp, or they’ll burn to the pan very fast. I used “3” on my dial of 3-8. 
  11. Loosen from pan within a minute. AT about 3 minutes it will be browning on the bottom and can be carefully flipped to the other side. These are *very* tender and will tend to fall apart if you handle them like a burger! 
  12. Fry until done (check inside temp with thermometer…. 165F-180)

Recipe #62 Von mörser hüner die mach also – Of mortar chickens, make them thus

Take a roasted chicken, dismember it small and take the sheer meat of it. And take a thin batter of eggs and of pepper, anise, pepper and saffron and pound it all together in a mortar. Fry it in a little fat, those are mortar chickens.

Music – Motetus – Musica al tempo di Notre-Dame

Kings & Beggars – Vittrad

Kings & Beggars – Non Sofre Santa Maria

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Sea ice caused the Little Ice Age in the 14th century, researchers say –

Medieval Women Who Built Things, with Rachel Delman – (podcast)

The Wild Hunts of Medieval Lore –

Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in the Middle Ages with Bridget Wells-Furby – (podcast)

Video Links

Sailing Draken Harald Hårfagre summer 2013


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Largesse (gifts, presented, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 224 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 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 = 4055 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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