House Capuchin Shield2More pictures got added to older posts this week. A couple of pages got added to this blog. Not a lot of House things are going on. Everyone is *really* busy. We heard from Sasha this week. His work schedule is still crazy. Also heard from Gogor and talked feast foods for awhile. Brandon has a new job and Gudrun is doing a bunch of recording.

Noodles with caraway butter and sausage being added

Louisa and Anja got together online and starting doing some Winter Feast planning. We’re going to switch over to German Renaissance as a theme and they’re already hunting down cookbooks and recipes. One of the dishes that Anja knows about got done for the potluck and she found both stuffed French toast (dunno how else to ID it, even if it’s German!) and a chicken dish with a rose and ham sauce. Lots more planning to come!

Herbs Workshop was a field trip this week and lots of planting and herbly things are going. Well,

Clkwse from bot left – Cardoons, Angelica, Cilantro, Flat-leaf parsley, fennel, curly parsley, watercress, English thyme, chives, sweet ciceley. In the center l, lemon thyme, r, wooly horehound

it’s spring!

Anja is planning a Cheese and Wine night, maybe on Wednesday or Thursday, since the fig sap is starting to run. Watch the Facebook group for timing.

  • 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 Potluck – 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20

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:

Early Week – Loren and Anja are still disemboweling the compounding station and all the herb stuff. It turned into an all-week thing, not just the early part. Why do things like that always take longer than it seems that they should? They’re still in the get-things-out-from-in-front mode. The next step will be to get the work surface cleaned off and then to go through the herbs that are up on the shelf, some of which are very old and need to be replaced.

Cookery – Anja has been researching Norse cookery, but during the week, finally heard back from Louisa (who has been nursing her mom….) and they went off on an entirely different tack, namely German Renaissance cookery.

Anja remembered a dish that a German neighbor of theirs used to cook and decided to make that one of the things for the potluck and then discovered stuffed french toast, roast chicken in a ham and rose sauce and some other interesting bits.

Sewing – Anja’s continuing to work on the birth sampler and the chalice cover.

Sundials – Nothing this week.

Herb Bunch – Field Trip! – Anja

We started at 10:30. Dwayne and Linda loaded up my walker and basket and headed for Alsea. At one point we slammed most of the way to a stop as a wild turkey dashed across the road. Almost had dinner, there! I was watching the blossoming and leafing trees and commenting on the blooming rhododendrons the whole way. The wild ones aren’t started yet, but a lot of the hybrids are in full bloom.

The farther out 34 you go toward Alsea the more cows and horses and even goats there are in view. The glimpses of the river, running bankful, were pretty awesome, too. Eventually we got to the Thyme Garden and got dropped off. …and right then I realized that my camera was still back at the shop… <sigh>

It was almost time for the forest herbs walk, so we asked the cashier where the group was gathering and went over there and waited. It was a father and daughter pair, leading the walk. We learned about cleavers and miner’s lettuce and I asked them to ID some herbs that I’ve seen, but didn’t know what they were and found nettles, salmonberry, solomon’s seal and other herbs. We also learned about the salmon run that comes into the little stream there, that they’ve restored.

Eventually, Linda took off with the tour leader, since the part of the trail along the stream was not going to be accessible to me and I puttered my way around the pond, looking at the various plants. I stopped for a minute on the little walkway over one corner of the pond to see what I could see. Lots of water striders! I think there are some waterlilies in there, but nothing to the surface yet.

Linda and I met back up near the craft booths, then went through the garden on the way to the plants for sale. I ended up with a bunch. There’s a batch of marigolds, a fennel, cardoons, sweet cecily, angelica, thyme and my usual parsleys. I  need to get outside today with a trowel.

We sat and talked for awhile after picking out plants and met a lady that we invited to the Herbs Workshop. Dwayne picked us up on his way back and they dropped me at the shop at around 3:30.

Purchased plants


It was Sunday before I started planting things. Fennel went into the tree bucket. Angelica went into the bucket that has borage in it, as well. Thyme went into the rose/garlic/potato bucket.

Planted today

Other plants in the garden

Project Day – Since it was potluck day we started with cooking. Loren got a bread loaf going, then pulled out the tri-pot and Anja started cooking with the carrots. She did a honey/ginger carrot dish, but added some elderly dates and figs and ginger, then had to liquefy the honey, since it had crystallized hard. The bottle deformed pretty badly, so we transferred to canning jars once it was liquid enough. Canning jars can be nuked, if need be. Loren was cleaning the candle-making equipment.

Anja spent some time outside with her plants. Elan showed up mid-afternoon with a box of borage and calendula starts that are going to have to go into something very soon.

…and no one else showed up, so we just kept on with cookery and clean-up and didn’t do much on our projects.

Amy came in as we were waiting for the pork to come up to temperature. We got her filled in on various projects and then she headed out, since she’d already eaten.

We actually started eating around 6:30. That took *way* longer than it should on the pork roast. Everything turned out pretty well, although Loren liked the carrots which Anja didn’t. Otherwise it was a good mix of foods. We put by a serving for Sash, that we’ll take to him on Tuesday.

Potluck Menu 

  • Pickled beets – purchased
  • Honey/ginger carrots – recipe given before (adds above)
  • Bread – recipe given before
  • Butter – plain
  • Sausage and noodles – recipe below
  • Pork roast – Cooked in burgundy, with onions and mustard
  • Barley flour Girdle Cakes – recipe given before
  • Pickled other things – recipe given before


Chopping the sausage – coin and quarter

A traditional German dish

  • 2 quarts Water
  •  1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 kielbasa (easiest sausage of the right style to find) or better still real german sausage.
  • Bag of egg noodles
  • 2 stick butter
  • Several cloves of garlic (more if you really like it) minced or at least chopped.
  • Cooking the sausage in garlic butter

    1 Tbsp caraway


  1. Start water boiling in a large pot with salt.
  2. While that’s getting started cut the sausage in 1/2 inch “coins”. Cut each coin into 1/4’s and set aside.
  3. When the water boils add the noodles, cover and turn off the heat.
  4. In a medium frying pan melt 1 stick of  butter with the caraway.
  5. When the noodles are tender, 10 minutes or so, strain the water from the noodles.
  6. Noodles with caraway butter and sausage being added

    Put the noodles into a large bowl, then pour the melted butter over and toss.

  7. Cover with a towel or something to keep in the heat.
  8. Melt the 2nd stick of butter and then add the garlic. Simmer for 1 minute, cover and turn to low.
  9. After 10 minutes add the cut kielbasa, turn the heat back up and heat through, tossing constantly.
  10. Pour over the noodles and serve hot.

Miscellaneous pix


Álbum: Música Antiga: German Music From The Time Of Luther Artista: Convivium Musicum Ensemble Villanella; Sven Berger, cond.

  • 01. Isaac: Carmen A 5 0:00
  • 02. Obrecht: Tsat Ein Meskin 1:17
  • 03. Senfl: Will Niemand Singen 3:22
  • 04. Senfl: Ein Maidlein Zue Dem Brunnen Ging 6:06 05. Isaac: In Meinem Sinn 8:41
  • 06. Hofhaimer: Erst Weis Ich, Was Die Liebe Ist 11:55
  • 07. Isaac, Kotter: In Meinem Sinn 13:26
  • 08. Isaac: In Meinem Sinn 15:58
  • 09. Senfl: Dort Oben Auf Dem Berge 17:48
  • 10. Glogauer Liederbuch: Zenner Greyner 20:04
  • 11. Isaac: Greiner Zancker 20:49
  • 12. Finck: Greiner Zanner 21:58
  • 13. Ammerbach: Die Megdlein Sind Von Flandern 23:39
  • 14. Hofhaimer: Greiner Zanner 24:41
  • 15. Senfl: Nun Wöllt Ihr Hören Neue Mär 26:05
  • 16. Isaac: Mein Freud Allein 27:56
  • 17. Senfl: Ich Soll Und Muess Ein’N Buehlen 29:47
  • 18. Senfl: Oho, So Geb’ Der Mann 31:27
  • 19. von Bruck: So Trinken Wir Alle 33:33
  • 20. Kuffer: Heth Sold Ein Meisken Garn Om Win 34:45
  • 21. Senfl: Es Wollt Ein Maidlein Wasser Holn 36:26
  • 22. Senfl: Es Wollt Ein Frau Zuem Weine Gahn 38:31
  • 23. Finck: Gloria Laus 39:34
  • 24. Senfl: Lamentatio 41:42
  • 25. Meyer: Bicinium Gerrmanicum 43:32
  • 26. Isaac: Ich Stund An Einem Morgen 44:39
  • 27. Senfl: Ich Stuend An Einem Morgen 46:08
  • 28. Rhau: Ich Stuend An Einem Morgen 49:17
  • 29. Senfl: Albrecht Mirs Schwer 51:42
  • 30. Isaac: La Mi La Sol 54:25
  • 31. Hofhaimer: Min Ainigs A 57:10
  • 32. Hofhaimer, Kotter: Mein Einigs A 59:05
  • 33. Hofhaimer, Kotter: Zucht, Eer Und Lob 1:01:03
  • 34. Hofhaimer: Zucht, Eer Und Lob 1:03:05
  • 35. Isaac: Las Rauschen 1:04:56
  • 36. von Bruck: Es Ging Ein Landsknecht Uber Feld 1:06:10
  • 37. Senfl: Ich Weiss Nicht Was Er Ihr Verhiess 1:08:22
  • 38. Senfl: Ich Weiss Nicht Was Er Ihr Verhiess 1:09:10


Updated Pages


Anja, Loren, Gogor, Sasha, Gudrun, Amy

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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 – 111+35=146 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 8 bookmarkers, 22 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3830 handed off

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Page Created 4/14/19 & published 4/22/19 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 4/22/19