House Capuchin Shield2Sometimes the busiest weeks have the least to show. The biggest thing accomplished this week was getting everything planted that we have for the herbs and cookery.

Various of the farther away House members were in touch. Gogor is working on a project and is going to help test recipes. Gudrun is working on getting her school finances in order.

We have two new carboys, so a mead or metheglin is going to be worked on, very soon. …and the cheese that didn’t happen again….

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Everything is on time this week.

  • 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 German Renaissance theme.
Parsley, Cilantro and marigold

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 – Cleanup from the potluck and planting of the herbs got worked on. Anja tried a “quickie” version of a Czech pastry and it turned out really well on Tuesday. The last of the pork and girdle cakes got eaten during the week. Sasha loved his share!

Cookery – Gogor is going to help with some test dishes for the feast, whether or not he can actually get to it. Louisa was too busy this week to work on this, but Anja is tracking down recipes, still.

Sewing – Anja is working on the chalice cover and birth sampler, still.

Herb Bunch – Planting was happening during the week. We didn’t get pictures until Sunday. The Herb Bunch ended up just doing product headers during the Workshop time. More planting and photos happened on Sunday.


Chicken, Carrot, Turnip, Spinach, Rutabaga, Mushroom, Corn and Green Bean soup for lunch!

Project Day – We started the day with finishing a soup that we’d been working on and a friend stopped by, so it slowed down our start. Tempus went out to finish getting dirt into pots. After that we got soup and then went back to work.

One round of planting had Anja sitting and panting for awhile, then she went back out to do the other half. Loren had to finish the photos, but everything is in a pot, at least. We also harvested cleavers and violets. Loren watered, but the repaired watering can didn’t work all that well and broke within minutes. <sigh>

…and we spent the rest of the day trying to get things cleaned up enough for cheese. <sigh> So that’ll be this coming week.


Quickie Rolnik – A Czech pastry normally made with sweetened bread dough. (Makes 8) The term “rolnik” goes back into late medieval times in Bohemia, but there are no descriptions until the 1800’s other than “rolls with poppyseed”.

  • 1 package of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 stick butter
  • poppy seeds
  • sugar
  • baking pan lined with baking parchment


  1. Cut butter stick into 8 pats (1 Tbsp each)
  2. Cut two pats into quarters and 4 in half.
  3. One at a time, lay out your dough triangles.
  4. At the end of the triangle lay a quarter butter pat and a half pat next to each other.
  5. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar as evenly as possible.
  6. Ditto with 1/2 Tbsp poppy seed.
  7. Roll up and set onto baking pan.
  8. Repeat.
  9. Bake at 375F for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving, scraping all the left-over “goo” onto the top of the rolls. Yes, serve these hot!

Miscellaneous pix


Two Renaissance Dance Bands – A pairing for the ages, David Munrow directs the Early Music Consort of London with a performance of the work of the great Flemish Renaissance composer, Tielman Susato. The pieces are complemented wonderfully by a selection of dances by the later English composer, Thomas Morley.


Updated Pages

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Sasha, Loren, Anja, Gudrun (V), Gogor (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 = 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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