House Capuchin Shield2Wow! I had *no* idea that I was putting up so many class links until I looked at the length of this post! In these plague times, they’re something to enjoy!

There are lots of links below, a couple of recipes that I haven’t written down before, lots of herbs and progress on other projects.

Looking forward to An Tir’s dance video! There are several other kingdoms’ vids below.

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm.

  • 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 – 5/17
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Theme ??

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:

Misc – Now Ealdormere!

Go Atenveldt!

…and Aethelmarc!

Silly Blatha an Oir!


…and the outtakes….chasing the cat!


An Tir’s are due to start being put together on Monday!

Classes – So many of these are on Facebook Live or Google! I’ve been talking with teachers, trying to get them to put more of these on YouTube since it’s still more accessible, but not all of them can be. I think I’m also going to put up a new games page. …Wow, there are a *lot*! No, I didn’t get to all of these, just most… 🙂

History of Chess – Recording of class –

History of Chess – Class handout –

Intro to Board Games –

Handout –

Retinue Management –

Women related to Henry VIII –

Gluckhuas –

Pretzels –

Pears in Syrup –

Roman Bread –

Analects-Virtual Drinking Game  –

Segmented Cups –

Card game – Laugh and Lay Down –

Chipcarving Basics –

History of Playing Cards –

Sekanjabin – A drink to quench your thirst –

Alquerque –

Modelbucher : Where to find them and what to do with them – This class was awesome. There will be a recording but here are the slides…. (done by Modelbuch Muse)

Squirrel Gambling Hall – This was a hoot! – There are several cuts of the thing and handout and such here.

Cheesy stuff – Kefir grains, Cheese, butter, creme fraiche, starters, hard cider

Early Week – All of Monday was taken up with getting the report for the week done, because your scribe was in three classes: History of Chess, History of Board Games and Retinue 101! The rest of the week was nutty with classes, seminars, sewing circles, etc.

I’ve been in contact with some of the people who are putting things up only as Facebook Live or on Google and not on Youtube.

Cookery – Tuesday night another batch of the chicken dish from last week got made…this time without the excess of clove. We also tried it on a “trencher”, actually a bread roll, sliced open, and liked it quite a bit! You can kinda see the “trencher” under the chicken….at least the shape of it.

One last batch got made late in the week and the various dishes got made with harvested herbs on Saturday and Sunday. (Pix of herbs below and recipes in that section)

Sewing – Anja’s finally going on that cuff again. She’s also hunting the fabric that was set aside for the hedeby and messenger bags that she’s making. Finally got a picture of the other stool frame, too. She got involved in a TP sewing circle online on Sunday. Another zoom, so it wasn’t much.

Sundials, etc. – Hedeby bag frame is ready for sanding, iow, cut and drilled.

Herb Bunch – For a lot of the week there was tending going on with the inside plants. On Saturday a major effort outside got a bunch of things weeded, new dirt added, potted, re-potted, harvested etc. Harvested sorrel went into salad. Thyme and fennel were set aside to dry. On Sunday the chive blossoms were to be battered and fried and some of the chives used with buttered potatoes and the rest set aside to dry, as well. Didn’t happen… (more below)

Project Day – Started with working on plants and plant pix. Anja opened the project day window, but was dividing her time between that and the TP sewing circle. Later she did a class called “Oh, Hel!” which was on the development of language. One of the first words analysed was “fart”. 🙂 That was a fantastic class! An hour later was one on pattern books. At that point, she went to cook and get pix of more of the herbs and the recipes below.

Peggy Vlach stopped in to say hi and she’s doing more masks.

In the evening we were trying to do some cookery and had the hotplate fail on us in the middle. That means no pix on the chive blossom fritters, since they can’t be done until we have some kind of frying device. So, next week….


No clue if the next recipe is period, but it’s yummy and the blossoms are fun!

Chive butter for rice, potatoes, noodles, etc. 

  • A bundle of chive stalks that you can just fit your fingers around.
  • 1/2 pound of butter.


  1. Wash the chives well and shake off water.
  2. Lay out on an absorbent towel and let dry for about an hour, stirring a couple of times.
  3. If you have blossoms sort those and their stems out of the stack and use in the recipe below.
  4. Chop the chives 3/8 to 1/2 inch long. You can use scissors.
  5. Melt butter (I used a glass cup in the nuker, usually 1 minute and then stir until it’s finished melting.
  6. A chives to butter and stir well. Leave in a warm place for a couple of hours, or overnight, stirring several times. It will thicken.
  7. Transfer to a “keeper” box and only pull out what you need for what you’re making.
  8. This can be molded into sticks like regular butter or whatever you prefer. I use 2oz semi-conical cups (Tupperware minis) that have a tight-sealing lid and freeze.
  9. To use: run hot water over the outside and pop the molds out on top of the dish to melt. They look kinda cool sitting on a plate, too.

Chive blossom fritters

  • chive blossoms with the stems still on
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp milk or cream
  • Sufficient flour to make a thick batter (about…. ) You may use *any* flour for this, but the blander, the better as chive is a delicate flavor.
  • Salt
  • Butter (enough to fill your smalles frying pan 1/2 to 1 inch deep)


  1. Wash chives.
  2. Trim stems to within 2 inches of the blossom. (Save pieces….)
  3. Let stand on absorbent towel for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Mix egg and cream.
  5. Crush the stem pieces that aren’t attached to blossoms. (I use a garlic press.)
  6. Add to egg mixture.
  7. Sift flour into the mixture until it is a medium batter.
  8. Let stand for 1/2 an hour. If it’s a bit thin, add some more flour.
  9. Ready a small pan with about 1/2 to 1 inch of melted butter.
  10. Dip each blossom into the batter using the stem as a handle.
  11. Drop into the hot fat and fry until browning and crisp, using tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer cooked ones to an absorbent towel as they’re done.
  12. Fry any extra batter as a single cake in the butter.
  13. A good presentation is a pretty plate with the cake on it, topped by the fried blossoms.

(Betty Botter bought a bit of butter, but, she said, “The butter’s bitter! If I put it in my batter, it will make the batter bitter.” So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter and her batter was not bitter…..”)

Miscellaneous pix


New/Updated pages

New/Updated page on Cheese –


Video Links


Joao V Conrado There was an attempt by a mytical king Mærital to join all major kingdoms into a strong, Greatssex.
That union eventually happened, and Pre-Mærital kingdoms of Sussex, Essex, Wessex and Middlessex created what was named The Wædlock.
But soon discontent erupted among saxons within The Wædlock, as they believed saxons out of the union were freer, the reason they named unaffiliated kingdoms The Freessex.
And so, the constant exodus of saxons to the Freessex kingdoms of Kinkyssex and Randomssex, eventually led to the end of The Wædlock…

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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 – 146
  • ASLIV – 207 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 9 cheese spice and 10 powder douce packets, 10 tiny bobs, 8 pincushions, 5 pins, 5 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)

Total as a Household = 4038 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 4/20/20 & published 4/27/20 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 4/27/20