Garlic/shallot stuff is down in the Herbs section with a new page about our crop this year and there’s a stack of related recipes. Anja taught a class on Sunday (online) and the recording will be posted as soon as it’s up on Ailantha’s Channel. Not a lot of links this week, but some. We were busy!

This week’s Sewing and Project Day will be as usual. Butters and Sauces on Sunday! Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

Sets behind and bulbil heads in front
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 11/20, 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

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 – Tudor Sleeve on Antiques Roadshow


December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.


JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information:

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/12/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.


Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

Dance Vids – Simple Medieval English Dance Tutorial // Lybens Dysonis – The Creative Contessa – Here is a turbo tutorial on a simple dance that dates to 15th century England, Lybens Dysonis. This fun little frolic makes an excellent choice for picnic entertainment or for post-prandial enjoyment (perhaps after several cups of wine…). Enjoy!


Norsemen: The Complete History Of The Viking Age | Last Journey Of The Vikings | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Vikings left Scandinavia and settled across Europe – spreading fear and horror in their wake. They gave their name to Normandy along the way – before their Norman descendants seized the English throne at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But what do we really know about them?

The story of the Gunpowder Plot (1604) and Guy Fawkes… and echoes of paganism – Hidden History – What is the story of the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes – and how does it’s commemoration echo pagan rituals?

Early Week – After last week’s report got posted on Tuesday, it was all back to garlic harvest, and garlic butter/shallot butter, and prepping shallots for potted cheese. (pix in Herbs and in Cookery) Not all got usable pictures, so we’re going to do another batch this week. We’re starting the “pre-cooking” for the feast!

Cookery – 

Cook’n with Clovis: Raffaella Di Contino – Barony of Terra Pomaria – Thegn Clovis hosts the amazing Raffaella Di Contino (OL). Raffaella is well known for her study and exploration of Venetian cooking in period (13th and 14th centuries). Join our conversation about food and history!
For a copy of the presentation (and the recipes!): –

Sewing – 

Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern | Part 1 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods, as they are modernly known as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! So, before starting this sewing project, I first wanted to do research and measurements for my patterns.
Follow along as I explain the different layers that make a “French” hood. I have included the patterns and measurements that I will be using to start my prototypes for this combination hood.
Hair tapeing tutorial –
Did you know that the “French” hood was simply referred to as a hood and was worn by English, Scottish, Flemish, Spanish, and French alike?

Making a Coif | Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern Part 2 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods from the Tudor era, as they are modernly referred to as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! In Part 1, I shared my research. Now in Part 2, follow along as I make a coif prototype for the first layer of the French hood.
Did you know that the “French” hood was simply referred to as a hood and was worn by English, Scottish, Flemish, Spanish, and French alike?
If your coif is not stiff enough to your liking, try using an oorijzer (ear iron):

Sundials, etc. – 

Diagrams: from sundials to the schematics of the Trinity, with Linda Safran – Medievalists – A conversation with Linda Safran on the hitherto-unexplored world of Byzantine diagrams. We talk about maps, sundials, and more abstract representations of the world and even God.
Linda Safran is an Associate Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, which is part of the University of Toronto.
The conversation is based on Linda’s papers in a volume she co-edited, The Diagram as Paradigm: Cross-Cultural Approaches (Dumbarton Oaks, 2022), as well as “A Prolegomenon to Byzantine Diagrams,” in the edited volume The Visualization of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Brepols 2020).

Making a Blacksmith’s Stand for a Swage Block | Welding – Lynne Fairchild – A Swage Block is a heavy blacksmith’s tool that makes several difficult forming operations much easier, like upsetting and forging to precise dimensions.
In order to use a swage block effectively, it needs to be dressed to remove sharp edges, and also needs to be mounted on a heavy stand. That’s what we’ll be doing today in the shop.

Herb Bunch – 


Planting – Once the separating was done, planting happened for most of these. We still have about 3 buckets worth to plant! …and dirt went on top of these very soon after these pix. 


Other garden stuff

Project Day – 

Helen Louise posted, “Just finished Roman era wool tunic. On to next one and looking at Roman era Berber garments. My family brooches arrived and I ordered some handmade fabric.”

Isabeau posted that she’s back in Oregon from her trip.

Anja posted – Games! –

Arlys – Hadda thought: For those interested in making their own fabric gameboards, try using painter’s canvas/cloth. It’s cheap, tough, and takes paint and ink well (huge fan of Sharpies) without smudging or bleeding. If you haven’t used painter’s cloth before, one side is coated so nothing soaks through; the other side is the “working” side. It can fray like crazy on the edges, so painting the edges with glue is strongly recommended. It is relatively easy to sew (if you’re handsewing), and is a nice way to carry around a pile of games without carrying around a lot of weight. And you can write the rules on it. Very fun to make for those who like to color. You should be able to find it in most hardware stores.

Feast Planning – We have our date back. 2/12, now. We just have to get it paid for.

Recipes – These butters keep best in the freezer. Once the container is at room temp they last about a week. I freeze in 2 oz containers, so they can just be unmolded and let stand to thaw.

Directions for all but the roasted garlic

  1. Get the butter to room temp or put 1/2 of it in the nuker for 1 minute.
  2. Put the other 1/2 into the food processor, then pour the melted/partly melted butter on top of it and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Add other ingredients and process until smooth.
  4. Mold and fridge/freeze.
  5. Add salt if desired.

Basil/garlic butter

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 15 leaves from basil plant
  • 1/4 tsp horseradish powder
  • 1 cup butter (1/2 pound)

Garlic butter

  • 2 bulbs of garlic, peeled and chopped (you can use ¼ cup of pre-minced stuff from the produce department of the grocery store, instead)
  • 1 pound butter

Garlic Dill Butter

  • 2 bulbs of garlic, peeled and chopped (you can use ¼ cup of pre-minced stuff from the produce department of the grocery store, instead)
  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 stems fresh dill from the produce section (take out the stems!) or 1 TBSP dried. OR 1/2 TBSP ground caraway seed, or 1/2 TBSP Italian Seasoning Mix.

Parmesan Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, flaked (don’t use the fake stuff!)

Roasted Garlic Butter

  • 2 Garlic Heads
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • pinch saffron
  • pinch horseradish
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter (1/4 pound), at room temperature


  1. Cut top 1/3 off the bulb/head of garlics. You’re trying to open all of the cloves. Alternatively separate and peel the cloves.
  2. Put the garlics in the smallest oven-safe dish that they’ll fit into.
  3. Pour the olive oil over them.
  4. Bake at 350F. Garlic bulbs usually take 30 minutes. The cloves are usually 15-20. They’re done when soft.
  5. Take out and cool.
  6. Drain off any oil (use for frying potatoes! Yum!)
  7. Put butter and spices into a food processor. Put the garlic (minus the peel/paper) in on top and process until smooth.
  8. Mold and fridge/freeze.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔏𝔞𝔫𝔤𝔲𝔞𝔤𝔢 𝔬𝔣 𝔏𝔬𝔳𝔢 – Duo Trobairitz, Faye Newton & Hazel Brooks – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Ensemble: Duo Trobairitz, Album: The Language of Love, Video: Le Roman de Fauvel, (details of the charivari) 1300 circa,

I have many and many hours of medieval music listening in my ears, and I can assure you that Faye Newton and Hazel Brooks with this record have created one of the best collections of early music ever made.
As they saying goes: “less is more” and here everything is perfect in its simplicity. The musical atmospheres and the images of the poems come back to life in front of us, exaltated in every part with the wonderful voice of Newton and the fascinating viella of Brooks; nothing more, nothing else is needed.
Faye Newton and Hazel Brooks are, in all respects, a true “Duo Trobairitz”!
Have a good listening.
Mirko Virginio Volpe – MUSICA MEDIEVALE
1 Por Coi Me Bait Mes Maris, Monophonic Malmariée, Rayn.1564 – Anonymous
2 Dansse Real I – Anonymous
3 Lo Rossinholet Salvatge, Monophonic Canso – Gaucelm Faidit
4 La Tierche Estampie Real, For Consort – Anonymous
5 En Un Vergier Lez Une Fontenele, Chanson de Toile, Rayn.594 – Anonymous
6 La Quarte Estampie Royal – Anonymous
7 En Ma Forest, Pastourelle – Anonymous
8 Can L’erba Fresch’, Monophonic Canso – Bernart de Ventadorn
9 Volés Oïr Muse Muset, Trouvère Song – Colin Muset
10 Bele Doette As Fenestres Se Siet, Chanson de Toile – Anonymous
11 La Prime Estampie Royal, Medieval Dance – Anonymous
12 Reis Glorios, Monphonic Alba – Guiraut de Bornelh

Faye Newton – Chant
Hazel Brooks – Viella

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Historians Unearthed Evidence That Could Prove The Existence Of The Real King Arthur

Renaissance-era wedding ring of Bohemian queen found in family tomb –

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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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