House Capuchin Shield2Again we have a bunch of videos spread throughout the newsletter. Everything was in the virtual realm again this week other than things going on in the garden.

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
  • Coffee, biscuit, butter and lemon curd

    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:  and new one here: and number three is here:

The Sisters Interview Berek and Liesel –

Classes – 

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

Medieval Snacks

Our Daily Bread

How I Built a Brick Oven in my Backyard

Everything Old is New Again

Jane’s Medieval Kitchen – channel

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!

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!

Lucet Cord

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…..

Coffee, biscuit, butter and lemon curd

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.


Lemon Curd

  • 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!)
  • whisk
  • thermometer
  • 3, 1 cup, widemouth canning jars and lids
  • Spatula


  1. Break eggs into bowl and whisk.
  2. Add sugar and whisk until combined.
  3. Melt butter, add to bowl and whisk until combined.
  4. Add lemon juice and zest and whisk until combined.
  5. Scrape down the sides and makes sure everything is combined.
  6. Cook in microwave on full power for one minute. Pull out, whisk and repeat.
  7. At the 4th repetition use the thermometer after whisking. You’re aiming for 185F.
  8. Repeat until it reaches that temp.
  9. Set on heatproof surface and whisk again. Let it sit while you line up the canning jars.
  10. Pour into canning jars, leaving 1/2-1/4 inch headspace. If you scrape out your bowl they should be filled, exactly.
  11. Put seals on, then rings, loosely.
  12. 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
  1. Zest 10 thoroughly washed untreated lemons with a microplane.
  2. Put zest in alcohol in a 1/2 gallon canning jar. Add some olive leaves.
  3. Let this mixture rest for about 20-30 days.
  4. 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.
  5. Let it rest for another 30 days and then strain the limoncello before pouring it into bottles.

Manipulated Pix – Henry VIII – Kinda disturbing…. 

Miscellaneous pix

Anja says, “A piece of my persona history. This set off the “Hussite Rebellion” and in 1418 Jan Zizka, the general of the armies told the non-combatants to get the hell out of the way, since they were the ones that would get killed. Loren and I left Bohemia by way of going north through the Wendish areas to the Baltic and then took shop for England…and somehow ended up in An Tir… :-)”
Tom Esn shared a post from Kafkadesk on Facebook
📆 On this day 🇨🇿 – On July 6, 1415, Czech reformer Jan Hus was convicted of heresy at the Council of Constance and sentenced to be burned at the stake.
📌 Jan Hus, a rector at Charles University and a preacher at Prague’s Bethlehem Chapel, agreed with many of the points English reformer John Wycliffe raised, particularly his plea for restraining clergy, who had become powerful landowners in Bohemia.
📌 He denounced the moral failings of bishops and even the papacy from his pulpit and opposed the sale of indulgences, Church documents which supposedly shortened or terminated a soul’s stay in purgatory.
📌 Archbishop Zbyněk Zajíc of Bohemia, initially a supporter of Hus, turned against him and, empowered by a Papal bull, prohibited preaching in private chapels and eventually had Jan Hus excommunicated.
📌 But Jan Hus continued to preach and teach at the university. He spoke out against Alexander V’s successor, John XXIII, for selling indulgences in Bohemia to raise money, which did not sit well with King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, who had received a share from indulgence sales.
📌 Without the King’s support, Hus’ excommunication was reinforced, and Jan Hus fled to southern Bohemia, where he stayed in exile for two years.
📌 When the Council of Constance assembled in 1415, Hus was asked to be there and present his views on the dissension within the church. But when he arrived, he was immediately arrested and put in prison. Refusing to recant his views, Jan Hus was burned at the stake for heresy.
📌 Hus’ followers, who became known as Hussites, refused to elect another Catholic monarch and took up arms, defeating five consecutive papal campaigns between 1420 and 1431 in what became known as the Hussite Wars.
📌 Bohemia and Moravia remained majority Hussite for two centuries until Roman Catholicism was reimposed by the Holy Roman Emperor
📌 After John Wycliffe, Jan Hus is considered the second church reformer, predecessing the likes of Martin Luther and John Calvin.
📌 Jan Hus Day, which marks the anniversary of Hus’ martyrdom, is a public holiday in the Czech Republic.


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 –

Lady Jane Grey –

New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine (Becket) –

Video Links

How Drowning Became A Tudor Nightmare | Absolute History


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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
Page Created 7/6/20 & published 7/13/20 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 8/6/20