We’re having fewer and fewer participants in the Project Day stuff…. starting to wonder….. There are a bunch of meetings that have suddenly gone to Sunday and it seems to be cutting into the numbers of folks who attend Project Day. We had a fairly quiet week, a lot of mundane things going on, coming up on the holidays. There are some interesting history links, a good blackwork tutorial, a really easy chicken dish and another that sounds equally tasty, plus lots of pictures and more!

This week Sewing and Project Day, plus the potluck are the open meetings.

Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • 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 – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – https://housecapuchin.com/winter-feast/winter-feast-norse-feast-as-lvi-february-2022/ More pages coming!

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/


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 12thnight2023@antir.org.
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: https://antir.org/events/twelfth-night-2023

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.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – You Can Dance! // Basic Medieval Dance Footwork Tutorial – The Creative Contessa – This video provides basic instruction for the foundational footwork of medieval and early Renaissance dance (15th century), broken down by rhythm and count. Singles, Doubles, Continenza, Ripresa, Piva, Saltarello, and Mezavolta (half turn) are covered.

1st Dance Taught at Christmas Tourney 2022 | SCA Medieval Event – Lynne Fairchild – This was the first of many dances taught at Christmas Tourney 50. This particular dance is for 1 couple to dance, but many couples can dance on the floor at one time.

Hole in the Wall | SCA English Country Dance at Christmas Tourney 50 – Lynne Fairchild – This was one of many dances taught at Christmas Tourney 50. This particular dance calls for many couples. It is a progression dance divided between Couples A and B, also Lords 1 and 2 with Ladies 1 and 2 (the word use of Lords and Ladies is fluid – it’s mainly to tell a dancer which spot in the dance they are in, regardless of gender).

Instructions: Couples A bow/curtsy to each other and then peel off, go around Couple B from the outside, and then back to place in between Couple B. Couple B then repeats what Couple A did, except that they go up the hall rather than down the hall. Lord 1 and Lady 2 bow/curtsy and then trade places. Lord 2 and Lady 1 bow/curtsy and then trade places. Hold hands and turn in a circle, with Couple B progressing up the hall and Couple A progressing down the hall.

Classes – 

1381: When Medieval Peasants Led A Bloody Revolt Against The King | Peasants’ Revolt | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Tony Robinson explores the major uprising across large parts of England in 1381; it’s origins, motives, and aftermath.

Early Week – Garden work and research

Cookery – 

Easy Medieval Food: Douce Jame – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – In the second video of my new series, Easy Medieval Food, I’m cooking Douce Jame, a fabulous chicken dish (capons in the original medieval recipe), beautifully flavoured with a creamy and herby sauce. So good. So easy.

Making a Medieval Rose Pudding! (Becoming Artsy 206) – The Getty – In this episode of Becoming Artsy, Jessie attempts to make a medieval Rose Pudding dessert from The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black and published by Getty. Will she succeed? Watch to find out!

Sewing – Isabeau is busy and says, “One done. 5 more to go.”


16th Century Blackwork Embroidery for Beginners | CosTutorial | Step by Step Instructions – Lynne Fairchild – Learn about the history, materials needed, and step by step process of blackwork embroidery, also known as double-running stitch or Holbein stitch, from the 16th century (Tudor and Elizabethan times).

Sundials, etc – How did Vikings make sails? – Jonathan Williamson – We all know that Vikings sailed the world, from Newfoundland in modern-day Canada to what was then Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and almost everywhere in between. – https://thevikingherald.com/article/how-did-vikings-make-sails/343

Mysterious shipwreck found full of household items near Sweden is dated to 14th century – https://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-shipwreck-found-full-household-223059577.html

Herb Bunch – 

Project Day – Not much happened. Loren fell asleep on the sofa with the spoons in his lap. Anja worked with people online.


Contemplating this recipe for potluck

Chicken by Hungarian customs

AMIS – V historickej kuchyni / Historical cooking

Chicken hungarian way (EN below)

My quite favorite recipe because I can make it for my family on Sunday lunch and nobody notices that it is 500 years old.

The original transcript from the book by Bavor Rodovský from Hustiřany – Cooking, that is a book about different foods

Young chickens again different according to Hungarian customs:

Boil the chickens clean instead. And he takes 20 or thirty onions peel them and stop the whole thing. And when they boil, put them in a clean pan and sprinkle with parsley spice. And when it spreads like porridge, stir with the wine in which the onion is boiled, and add pure wine vinegar to it and put boiled chicken in it. Spice with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg flower and saffron well. And if you want to do it freely, give almonds, Greek wine, as it is common in the large courts.

Our transcript:

Cook the chicken in salt and spicy water. To simplify the process (just when I do it like Sunday lunch) I cook chicken in one water straight with onions (I add it about halfway through cooking) and white wine. When the chicken is cooked, we can mix onions with a little broth – as needed, adding spoons of broth and one to two spoons of wine vinegar at the end. Season the mixture with nutmeg flower, ginger, cinnamon and saffron. Then rub the chicken with the created mixture – the rest can be diluted with the broth for “sauce”. If we want to achieve absolutely great taste and don’t mind deviating a little from the recipe, we can let the chicken under the grill bake a little.

And the almond or grape seasoning is really selective – it will delight your taste buds perfectly!


Chicken hungarian way (EN bellow)

One of my fabourite recipies, because you can cook this for your family for the Sunday lunch and nobody will notice it´s 500 years old.

Original recipe is written by Bavor Rodovský z Hustiřan:

Young chicken again in different hungarian style:

Cook clean chickens. Take 20 or 30 onions, peel them and cook them whole. And when they boil, put them in clean pan and beat them well with green parsley. And when you beat it to mash, take some wine and put chickens in and add white vinegar. Season with ginger, cinnamon, mace and safron. And if you what to make it goof, add almonds or greak grapes as is common in big houses.

Our version:

Cook the whole chickej in salted water – to make it easier (especially if it´s the Sunday lunch) I cook the chicken with little bit of white wine and with onion straight (add onions in the middle of cooking process). When the chicken is tender, take onions out, add a little bit of stock and blend it – add a little bit of stock one spoon at the time, At the end, add one spoon of wine vinager and season it with safron, cinnamon, ginger and mace. Cover the chicken in the mixture – you can dilute the rest of the mixture with more broth and use it as a sauce later. If you´re craving amazing taste and you don´t bother diverting from the original recipe, grill the chicken for a little bit. And those almonds and grapes? That´s what´s gonna make a difference!

Miscellaneous pix


Charles Bridge and other Czech places

Music – A Christmas Carol – Remember O Thou Man – Passamezzo – from Thomas Ravenscroft’s Melismata, 1611 – Earlier versions of this song can be found in a number of Scottish sources, including John Wedderburn’s Compendious book of godlie psalmes and spirituall sangis, 1578.

Eleanor Cramer: soprano
Christopher Goodwin: lute
Alison Kinder: recorder
Tamsin Lewis: alto
Jack Merivale: bass

Remember O thou man thy time is spent
Remember O thou man how thou art dead and gone
And I did what I can, therefore repent.
Remember God’s goodness, his promise made
Remember God’s goodness, he sent his son doubtless
Our sins for to redress, be not afraid.
The angels all did sing on shepherds’ hill,
The angels all did sing, praise to our heavenly King,
And peace to man living with a good will.
To Bethlem did they go, the shepherds three
To Bethlem did they go, to see where ’twere so or no
Whether Christ were born or no to set man free
As the Angels so did say, it came to pass
As Angels so did say, they found a babe whereas he lay
In manger wrapt in hay, so poore he was.
Give thanks to God alway most joyfully
Give thanks to God alway for this our happy day
Let all men sing and say, holy, holy.

Renaissance Christmas – Mike Field – For more info go to the youtube link

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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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