cooks guild is designed to further the art and science of
cooking in the Barony of Caerthe (Denver, CO.) Usually
one meeting per month is facilitated by Mistress Katherine
Holford, the guild head. Meetings are based around a
topic, always include discussion, often there is a
hands-on activity, sometimes hand-outs are available, and we
always share food. Garb is preferred, but not
required. Experience is not necessary.
E-mail may be sent to Mistress Gwen Cat at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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December 19, 2009
Come and Celebrate with us! Fried food - YEAH!
We will have the story of Hanukkah available. The story of Hanukkah (Chanukah, Channukah, Hanuka, etc.) does not require fried food but it does celebrate the oil lasting longer than expected. What better way to honor the oil than to celebrate all things fried!
I will be making my standard fare: doughnuts and potato latkes. These are traditional but not particularly period. If someone has information on period food items we welcome them. The story of Judith begs for fried cheese! We will light candles and anyone with a Hanukkah Menorah is welcome to bring it and candles.
November 8, 2009 The meeting last Sunday
was a great success. We had wonderful food: sweet potato casserole, Gwen's
apple/sausage potage, delicious breads, baked ham and cookies! Attendees
were me, Gwen, Emma, Tyler, Petheram, Michael (who is becoming active in
the SCA after a couple of years hiatus) and his friend, whose name I cannot
bring to mind.
We decorated lots of beautiful sugar cookies, and Emma and Tyler and Michael brought additional cookies to send to Lord Thomas.
Thanks, Constanza, for your tip last year on vacum-sealing the cookies. That way we know they will stay their freshest during the long shipping!
Thomas emailed his thanks!!!
|Sunday, October 11, 2009 Due to illness and a non-working furnace the October meeting switched from Pastamaking to Dim Sum at The Empress. We had a wonderfully diverse group, including Caerthes newest Pelican, Pelicans from as far south as AlBarran and north as Windkeep (as well as a couple of Laurels and even some non Peers :-) Good food and GREAT CONVERSATION and fun was had by all!|
|Sunday, September 20, 2009 This months Japanese gathering was relaxing and enjoyable. Lady Richenda grilled delicious yakitor prepared by Mistress Kate who also made marinated cucumbers, Masahide-dono brought yummy cucumber sushi and onigiri, Lady Tanwen contributed baked BBQ pork buns, Gwen Cat brought cucumbers and hummus (sorry, not very Japanese,) THL Ksenyia brought sushi, and I know there was much other deliciousness that I have forgotten since. But there was much yummy food!|
August 15, 2009
My thanks to all the people who make the Caerthen Cooks Guild such a fun
as well as productive group. St. Sebastian's lunch would not have been the
same with out the help of so many guild members, many of whom helped through
the various steps of making the beef sausages (Master Robin Vinehall's famous
Emma and Richenda helped stuff and grill the sausages one hot Sunday, and Emma came back for another round of sausage stuffing the night before St. Sebastian's, while Tyler decorated ALL the arrow cookies.
Delicious quiches were made by Ursula (4-cheese) and Emma (feta and fresh sage), Gwen Cat brought a wide assortment of her delicious pickles, and assorted fresh vegetables to add to the salad (multi-colored carrots!) and bread and butter, as well as mustard sauce for eggs and sausages (which I thought was the best version to date).
Ursula brought a ginger drink that went over very well, Kseniya sent cucumbers in sour cream (perfect for a hot summer day) and Furukusu-dono sent his home-made apple sauce and donated plates and cups. Tatiana and Doria made dozens of incredible pirozky - cabbage, ground turkey, and apple-blueberry - delicious! I filled in with natural dyed hard boiled eggs, peaches in ginger-honey, lemonade with fresh mint, and the salad. If I've forgotten anyone, I apologize - the tables were covered with delicious food - thank you!
And thanks to Cecelia and Emma for providing shades to set up under! And of course, Jethro, who helped as always with setup, unloading and loading and advice on connecting my stubborn propone tank so we could serve piping-hot sausages.
July 19, 2009 The Sunday meeting was wonderful - we had
about 11 people, wonderful light summer foods, and lots of largess made,
bottled and labeled. We have beautiful bottles with herb vinegars, herb
salts, and candied sweet seed sugar drying out for bottling. Richenda brought
some of her herbs, and Ysa brought some spices and bottles, as did Moraigh
(spelling? sorry!). Duchess Elisheva brought everyone hand-knitted washcloths,
which are beautiful.
We mixed the sausage meat, so it will develop a nice flavor before being stuffed into casings.
Thank you all for coming and I hope everyone had as enjoyable an afternoon as I did.
|Saturday, June 27, 2009 In June, the Caerthen Cooks Guild’s meeting was at the Pagentry in the Park The Guild assembled a delicious lunch with each attending member contributing several yummy dishes. Thanks to everyone who participated. (For more details on the event, see the announcement.)|
|Sunday, May 3, 2009 Well, we had a beautiful day and a delicious Ethiopian dinner on Sunday. Katriona brought batter for the traditional bread (injeri) made of tef flour, which looked and smelled like chocolate pancake batter. Very good, but different. We covered the injeri with various stews: lamb, beef, yellow pea, red lentil and chicken doro wat made by Ysa (which was the spiciest of the dishes) and a small green salad in the middle. We also had chai-spiced sweet tea - which is really Indian, but went very well. Catriona will try other, quicker recipes for the bread for taste comparison.|
|Friday, April 24, 2009 We made Berbere spice mix and Niter Kebbeh (spiced clarified butter), both of which are used extensively in Ethiopian recipes. We will also have a selection of recipes so that members can select one to bring to the May Cooks Guild Meeting. Check out the following link for recipes, explanations and lots of interesting information: http://www.ethiopianrestaurant.com.|
|Sunday, March 1, 2009 We had a very enjoyable as well as interesting meeting at Furukusu's home. The test run on the rice was great, the cheeses yummy, and the companionship delighful.|
|Sunday, February 15, 2009 While our brethren are advancing the cause of the Outlands in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, the Caerthen Cooks Guild will be preparing for their return. Don't think of it as a pity party but rather as a gathering of friends who did not make the voyage to Atenveldt.|
February 7, 2009 A working meeting was held to create
treats for the Outlands Queens Tea at Estrella.THANK YOU ALL who participated
and also to those who sent delicious food for the tea. I heard many appreciate
Sunday, January 18, 2009 We had a meeting at the Jewl of India restaurant http://www.jewellofindia.com/ and it was very productive (we discussed A&S Judging forms for Cooking entries, future meetings, and much more,) and very well attended. I think we can say a good time was had by all.