This is Potluck Week. The Virtual Potluck is for a dish you make, or plate, or just set up your feast gear, or garb up and make it look cool! Send in your pictures on Sunday!
All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!
- 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 – 7/19
- Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Probably not being held….
Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here: https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and new one here: https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/
The Sisters Interview Berek and Liesel – https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=209243506978211&ref=notif¬if_id=1594260030453743¬if_t=live_video_explicit
Introduction to Period Medicine by Master Seamus O’Caellaigh
Splitting Wood with HL Alasdair Mac Roibeirt
Bending Wood with HL Alasdair
Finishing Bentwood Boxes with HL Alasdair
Medieval saddle: How did they measure the shape of a medieval war horses back?
Kievan Rus Clothing 201
The Forgotten History of the Fork
Early Week – Monday was all about getting the newsletter finished. We finally got the last pix done at nearly 10pm. …but the newsletter went out.
Cookery – Ate up the dumplings and meatballs that were cooked last weekend in various sauces and soups. We pickled eggs on Friday, also did up a pint of pickled red beans and a gallon of pickling broth. A bunch of videos from Stirring the Pot (Cooks Collegium) are up. Started a batch of limoncello on Saturday and made some lemon curd that evening. We sampled on Sunday with some biscuits. Tasty stuff!
Introducing Anna Weckerin
Our Daily Bread
How I Built a Brick Oven in my Backyard
Everything Old is New Again
Jane’s Medieval Kitchen – channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEii06jjrec6pzHzoFdClMw
Recipe 22 – Drawyn Grwel
Recipe 23 Chicken Sausage with Saffron Apple
Sewing – Anja kept sewing on the kiss-lock pouch. Progress doesn’t show on anything else.
Kim Salazar – Isabeau d’Avignon – String or Nothing – more dancing skeletons
Embroidery for the SCA Period- Part 8 – Buttonhole/Blanket stitch
Embroidery for the SCA Period – Part 9 – Long Arm Crossstitch
Sundials, etc. – All sanding, no pix…..
Alpha Officium is producing a plague coin! http://www.alphaofficium.com/product/plague-coin/
Herb Bunch – Other than greens harvested for stew on Sunday, this week was all tending. We lost a large batch of plants to sunburn in the north window. Not paying enough attention!
Project Day – Peggy Vlach posted this picture and commented, “Peggy VlachFinally, after 20+ yrs, got instructions for making multi-colored lucet cord. It’s a little rough looking, but with practice…..
Loren made some biscuits and we had biscuits and butter and lemon curd. Anja took a class on beekeeping, which was fascinating, especially since the teacher took the camera out back and started working on her hive while she was on camera. The recording of that will probably show up this coming week. Sewing on the pouch, bone needles and photos happened.
- 2 XL eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- pinch of lemon zest (if desired)
- 1/2 gallon microwave bowl or pyrex cup (It will boil over with anything smaller!)
- 3, 1 cup, widemouth canning jars and lids
- Break eggs into bowl and whisk.
- Add sugar and whisk until combined.
- Melt butter, add to bowl and whisk until combined.
- Add lemon juice and zest and whisk until combined.
- Scrape down the sides and makes sure everything is combined.
- Cook in microwave on full power for one minute. Pull out, whisk and repeat.
- At the 4th repetition use the thermometer after whisking. You’re aiming for 185F.
- Repeat until it reaches that temp.
- Set on heatproof surface and whisk again. Let it sit while you line up the canning jars.
- Pour into canning jars, leaving 1/2-1/4 inch headspace. If you scrape out your bowl they should be filled, exactly.
- Put seals on, then rings, loosely.
- When cool, tighten down and refrigerate.
Limoncello recipe – Italian liqueur
- Zest of 10 lemons
- Fifth of Everclear (95% or /190 proof, don’t use anything weaker!)
- 2 olive leaves (added on 8/5/20)
- 2 pound 10 oz sugar
- 1 1/5 quarts water
- Zest 10 thoroughly washed untreated lemons with a microplane.
- Put zest in alcohol in a 1/2 gallon canning jar. Add some olive leaves.
- Let this mixture rest for about 20-30 days.
- Once this time has elapsed, prepare a syrup by dissolving 2 lbs and 10 oz of sugar in 1.5 quarts of water over the stove. Let it cool and then add it to the alcohol and lemon peels.
- Let it rest for another 30 days and then strain the limoncello before pouring it into bottles.
Manipulated Pix – Henry VIII – Kinda disturbing….
Chaconne in C for recorders, viols, continuo and drums (2014)
Richard Coeur-De-Lion – Troubadours et Trouvères / Trovadores
120,000-year-old necklace tells of the origin of string – https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/ancient-seashell-beads-may-help-unravel-the-origins-of-string/
New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine (Becket) – https://phys.org/news/2020-07-evidence-digital-reconstruction-important-medieval.html
How Drowning Became A Tudor Nightmare | Absolute History
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
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 7/6/20 & published 7/13/20 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 8/6/20