House Capuchin Shield2Can your scribe plead an attack of the “lazies” last week? More like “tireds”, but…. First the recipes took longer to sort out, then the photos had to be re-done, twice. It was Wednesday when I realized, “Ain’t Hap’nin’
and gave in. This week wasn’t a *whole* lot better. I’m not doing as many classes, but mundane things are eating my spare time. So last week was pretty much given over to foodly things with the potluck on Sunday. This week was more embroidery and bone needles, but still some food. Isn’t there, always?

Hummingbird tongues

Still doing things in the virtual realm. 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 – 6/21
  • 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 –

Classes – 

Online Class: Woodworking with HL Alasdair Part 2 – Break Down Bench

Darkwater Zoom Veil Class

DIY Wooden Lund stool (Viking)

All the World’s a Stage

Early Week – Both weeks were nuts enough that pretty much all that happened in the early part of the week was dishes.

Cookery – Cooks Chat was interesting on Tuesday. Among other things we  talked about pickling lime, which I had only marginally heard of. Tuesday evening we when Anja started planning for the Sunday potluck. We’re going to do mini’s for awhile, until the virus starts to ease off, at least, and a monthly one online.

Lots of cooking on Saturday (6/20), mostly potluck, but some cooking ahead.

2nd week – Leftovers all week, and then on Sunday (6/28) , a Chicken and Leek stew and cheese dumplings with some of the carrots that were left.

Last week’s Cooks Challenge recipe

Buttered Beer


Tarte de Bry

how to Bake Medieval Rastons

Jane’s Medieval Kitchen – Custard Tart

Lombardy custarde

Drinks for the summer

Jane’s Kitchen – Recipe 18 Apple Tart

Jane’s Kitchen – Recipe 19 Rysschews Of Fruit

Sewing – More embroidery, mostly on the sippy cup in the early part of the week, but with the occasional bit on the sampler, still working out patterns. During the 2nd week the sippy cup embroidery disappeared, so it was the table runner and then working out the pattern for the new frames.

Sundials, etc. – Bone needles this week. No pix. Loren keeps hiding the darned things when I’m waving the camera around.

Herb Bunch – Various plants are getting harvested as the season warms. A mint leaf here and there, for tea or lemonade, sweetgrass for incense, nasturtium blossoms for salads or sandwiches, and sweet cicely for the apple dish for the potluck. Leeks and garlics have gotten yanked up, too.

Project Day and Potluck – House Silvermists came to the potluck on 6/21. The girls were reading and working on tablet weaving. Wilhelm, Loren and I got started talking about slavic scripts, history and various other things in between cookery and after our potluck.

We had nibbles on the table during the day, and the girls really got into the Hawaiian rolls. Then starting around 5, the pottage, veges, pies. Eventually we got to the sweets and didn’t quit until past 11.

Potluck Menu

The feast in progress


  • Bread – purchased Hawaiian Rolls
  • Bread – purchased round loaf with filberts
  • Bread – Loren Herb Loaf
  • butter – set out
  • cheese – cut up
  • pickles – bean and mixed veg
  • pickled mushrooms
  • black olives


  • carrots
  • composte
  • Hummingbird Tongues –
  • Pompeii Leeks with Olives –
  • cacik –
  • Tart de Bry –


  • rice pudding
  • cinnamon buns


Apples with Sweet Cicely (added 1/2 cup red wine) 


  • 1 1/2 pounds cooking apples
  • honey or other sweetener to taste, about ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons minced sweet cicely

Core and chop apples. Put into a crockpot and add honey. Cook overnight. Use a potato masher to roughly mash down. Stir the sweet cicely into the apples and cool in the pan. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.

Mushroom Onion Wine pickle

Makes 16 servings

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine (cabernet)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon german feast mustard
  • 24 ounce canned mushrooms, drained


Bring onion, vinegars, wine, water, sugar, salt and Dijon mustard to a boil in a saucepan. Add mushrooms and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer mixture to a covered container and chill. Drain before serving.

Tarte de Bry – from Forme of Curry


  • Purchased pie crust
  • 1 serving of saffron (lg pinch) & water (1/4)
  • 12 Oz Brie
  • 4 egg yolks (too many, going to cut down next time)
  • ¼ cup
  • Good pinch of ginger
  • Good pinch of salt
  • Mini piemaker


  1. Soak the saffron in water overnight, cover, sitting out.
  2. Cut 4 crusts from one purchased pie crust, then repeat with the other.
  3. Tear Brie into small pieces. Beat. Add egg yolks. Beat.
  4. Add sugar, ginger, salt and saffron water and beat until creamy and smooth, which takes 10-15 minutes on low.
  5. Turn speed to “beat” for two minutes, then turn off.
  6. Spoon batter into a measuring cup.
  7. Heat the pic maker and press one round of dough into each “pocket”.
  8. Put 1/8 of the mixture into each crust (should be ½ full).
  9. Close and cook until internal temp is over 165.
  10. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Tart de Bry. Take a crust ynche depe in a trap. Take yolkes of ayren rawe & chese ruayn & medle it & þe yolkes togyder. Do þerto powdour gynger, sugur, safroun, and salt. Do it in a trap; bake it & serue it forth.

From Burg Eltz Castle – It sounds like this castle has been continuously owned and occupied by the same family since the middle ages. Part of it is now a museum.

Miscellaneous pix


Trouvères : Anon – Chanson de Guillaume

Bizarre! …and funny, and not our usual style….but funny!

Baltimore Consort



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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 – 222 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 4 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.

Total as a Household = 4053 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 6/29/20