House Capuchin Shield2Our focus is more and more on the feast, since some trial dishes are not done, even yet. We’re going to try for a baking day this Tuesday and then next Sunday. Hoping for a 3rd one, but we’ll have to see how that works out.

It looks like we might have more serving baskets this time again. There’s an opportunity to pick some up either tomorrow (barring snow) or Tuesday.

Workshops and meetings are on time this week, with a Cheese and Wine on Wednesday, it

Mustard sauce – It’s actually more red-purple than the pic shows.

looks like.

  • 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
  • Next Potluck – (no Feb potluck), 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/17/19

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:

Feast invite! Everyone is welcome! There is some limited gold key available (if you ask) if you bring a co-worker or friend.

All Wednesday evening was putting this up on groups and sending PM’s to those who might not see it.

Various people started answering. Gudrun definitely can’t make it this year. It’s just too far from her new digs. Amor and Brandon are also too far for this year. Amor is talking about next year, already.

Early Week – Anja kept going with the bottle cover, starting with the thorny issue of how to splice the strings. She also printed some largesse tags, since we need to get the box out, so’s they’ll have it for Summits A&S. She switched from the needle-hitching to square knot lace on Tuesday, since the knots in the former were driving her up a tree.

Cookery – See Feast section below from now through 2/18…. Final invites went out on 1/30. 

Sewing – Mostly has been on hold this week since Anja was working on the bottle covers, but a little happened Sunday evening.

Needles/Sundials – Just a needle this week and only on Sunday.

Herb Bunch – Worked on rosemary prep. This is a bundle from over a year ago, very dry. The big wood will become spoons and handles. The smaller becomes lighting sticks. The rosemary needles are being bagged for sale. The fresh stuff at the bottom is made up into Brigdhe’s Crosses.

Clkws from the yellow bowl or rosemary needles – Lighting twigs (behind the daffs), spoon twigs, fresh rosemary and Brigdhe’s Crosses. Center is wand lengths and spoon pieces.

Project Day – We quietly worked on needles, a tiny spoon and some bottle cover knot-work, during the afternoon, because we were very tired. Anja got around to some embroidery in the evening.

Feast cooking

Tuesday was mustard sauce. We have the purple stuff again. Wednesday was another fig rennet cheese. Lots and lots of planning going on. Shopping lists achieved. Mulling over how to use up things that won’t go into the feast dishes (stems, etc….probably a stew/soup crockpot sitting in the back corner of the counter.) …and working on cookbook and working on cookbook  and *working* on cookbook because without that at least in rough form I can’t be sure the shopping lists are complete…and *dang* we still have recipes that need to be tried!

After the fig rennet cheese was set up we tried baking some of the marzipan that didn’t get eaten at Tymberhavene’s Yule. We put 3 in a pan (since we were using the convection oven) one ball, one “splat” and one “squished”. The “squished” was a little too hard, but the other two were good, so we’re going to cut the whole block into cubes and bake it as cookies. We also did a trial run on the cheesy olives.

Thursday was the cheese. It was started Wednesday evening, then slowly warmed Thursday evening until it curdled, cooked for an hour, then was poured into the mold and spiced and the ricotta started. The ricotta got added to the bottom of the cheese, instead of being stored separately. After that she sorted the canning jars and then set up a couple of bean pickles. Friday morning the cheese was unmolded and partly fell apart, so it got flipped over in the box and just mashed together.

Bean Pickles

Miscellaneous pix


Rue Des Jugleors: Instrumental And Vocal Music From The 12th To The 14th Century

Artista: Ensemble Anonymous & Claude Bernatchez

Compositor: Anon.

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  1. Istanpitta Choniciamento Di Gioa 2:44
  2. On Parole : A Paris : Frese Nouvele 8:52
  3. La Uitime Estampie Real 12:01
  4. Sire Cuens, J’ai Vielé : Istanpitta Isabella 13:47
  5. La Seconde Estampie Roial 21:32
  6. Retrove 26:12
  7. Souvent Souspire 29:50
  8. Stantipes : Retrove Petrone 37:58
  9. Homo Quo Vigeas Vide : Et Gaudebit 44:41
  10. Improvisation 47:20
  11. Curritur As Vocem 50:50
  12. Procurans Odium : Div Christi Veritas : Bulla Fulminante 52:52
  13. Tempus Est Iocundum 59:03

Origem Musica Medieval – Tradução Português.…

The Ensemble Anonymus is subsidized by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Bureau des arts et de la culture de la Ville de Québec, and by the touring Office of the Canada Concil.


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Martha Sherwood – “I think the city of Eugene could solve its housing problem by breeding giant snails, allowing them to graze on public lands, making the snails into soup and allowing the homeless to occupy the now vacated shells.”

Anja, Loren, Sasha, Amy, Stella, Gudrun, Gogor,

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

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII – 96 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 8 bookmarkers, 24 bottles of gall ink, 22 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3780 handed off

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