Monthly Archives: April 2017

Minutes of April 20, 2017 Canton meeting

Exchequer: bank account is good. No $$ coming in or going out in the near future. Some talk of a schola, needs location.
Chatelaine: 2 new contacts, one of whom attended last night’s Solar.
Webminister: need deputy to train for taking over website (WordPress), editing shared Google calendar, publicizing events on mailing lists & Facebook groups. Erica volunteered.
Seneschal: officers doing a splendid job. Thanks, all!
Recording secretary: will be stepping down. Need new secretary.
MoAS: classes are going well. Please speak up if you want to teach anything. Next class (May 18th) will be tablet weaving, by attendee request.
Youth combat: marshaled at Mudthaw, will be marshaling at Balfar’s Challenge. Banner made; materials acquired for pell; materials list & construction plans for list poles (w/o stakes) drawn up.
Herald: branch arms have passed Kingdom and are being reviewed at Society level. No objections are anticipated. Still several months away. Several people both local & further away in the East Kingdom have had their arms devised & paperwork drawn up.
Picnic in the Ruins: we are prepared to supply 3 tables, tablecloths, ~10 folding chairs & 2 drinks coolers (one from Angelica). Piglet will collect & deliver to site. No youth combat at the event.
Recorder schola was a HUGE success, so much so that we will be scheduling a regular monthly activity for recorder training (& singing).

Feast for Whyt Whey Solar, April 2017

Tonight’s tart was a mashup of a modern onion tart (Deborah Madison’s onion tart) and a medieval tart in ember day (from Forme of Curye, ab. 1390 A.D, redaction by Cassandra Baldassano).

2 large white onions, chopped
2 T butter
~1 T ginger
~1 T basil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
3 eggs
~1/2 cup currants
~1/2 lb. Gouda

Sautée onions in butter w/ spices until sweet & golden. Let cool. Whisk milk & cream together. Beat in eggs. Whisk in currants, grated Gouda, cooled onion mixture. Pour into pie crust in tart or pie pan. Bake at 400ºF for 50 minutes.

Pie crust:
130 g. flour (1 cup plus 1 T)
1/4 t saffron salt
6 T butter
~4 T cold water

Whisk flour & salt together. Cut in butter (pastry cutter is your friend!). Stir in cold water until dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap, flatten into a disk, refrigerate for half an hour before rolling out into pie crust.

Serve w/ salad, bread, lemonade & wine.

Dance practice resumes!

Dance practice resumes this coming Wednesday, April 19th (weather permitting!) at Belvedere Castle in Central Park, taught by our neighboring dance master & mistress from the canton of Northpass.

Our dance mistress says: Everyone is welcome to join us for practice; no prior dance experience required… Practices are held in street clothes, as many are traveling after work.

We’ll meet in the grassy area of Shakespeare’s garden if it is open. If you follow “From the West Side” the grassy area is the “little clearing” before you reach the castle steps. We are typically near the bench on the left side. Once it gets dark OR if the grass isn’t open we move atop the castle.

To find us atop the castle… If you are coming from the west side, once you climb the steps you can find us congregated by the wall slightly to the left of the little covered alcove in front of you. From the east side once you go up the steps at the back of the castle we’ll be to the left near the wall before the little covered alcove.

If it’s raining we meet under the overhang up top. If severe weather is in the forecast, we’ll make a decision by 2 PM if we’re going to cancel practice.

Upcoming practices:
Wednesdays, weather permitting

For more info or questions, please email:
dance@northpass.eastkingdom.org

Picnic in the Ruins

Sat, April 29, 12pm – 5pm at the Grecian Pavilion in Prospect Park (96 Parkside Ave. Brooklyn) we are picnicking in the ruins! Please join us for a lovely afternoon in the park, sharing food (potluck) and companionship (storytelling, dancing, fighting, music & fiber arts).

See full details on the EK event page.

Commons meeting & Evening in the Solar, April 2017

Please join us for our regular 3rd Thursday of the month Arts & Sciences social gathering & a canton Commons meeting, Thursday, April 20th, 7-10pm. Class will be a recorder schola, taught by Magistra Rufina Cambrensis! Commons will precede the class.

We will meet in the usual place, 255 W. 105th St., #21.

Have you always wanted to try the recorder “some day”? Did you play some recorder mumble-mumble years ago, and would like to ease your way back in? Are you a recorder player in search of group playing opportunities?

Here’s your chance!

At Recorder Schola, we will try some tuneful Medieval and Early Renaissance pieces with parts ranging from “dead easy” to “fun and approachable” to “a bit of a challenge”. Whether you’ve never touched a recorder before, or would like to reacquaint yourself with a skill you learned in school, our Recorder Docents are ready to help you find your way and introduce you to their Recorder Menagerie. If you don’t have your own instrument, loaner recorders will be available for the evening.

Please join us — we’ll be glad you did!