Got some sad news this week, and we had a few people feeling ill, but some folks got to Adiantum’s Birthday Bash, and we did have a potluck, so here’s the report, even if it’s a bit short-ish on links and such.

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be Virtual and Real-World! Herbs Workshop and Sewing are ongoing. Masks required. When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual.

Coffined ham and cheese
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, doing incense
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Irregularly scheduled. Please ask to join the facebook chat!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 5pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 4/17, 515, 6/19
  • Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!
Cloches – obviously home-made, covering lemon balm and oregano

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:

It is with great sorrow that we spread the news that our dear Duckmeister (Laura) is on hospice and only expecting a few more weeks on this earth. She’s been one of the enthusiastic supporters of House Capuchin for many years, hosting feasts as well as cooking days, although she’s been not around much during the Plague. Good Journey, dear friend!

Misc – Helen Louise says, “It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for Adiantum Birthday Bash. I made Hobbit John some new early garb and myself Elizabethan Kirtle, partlet and sleeves. I tried posting on the work day but my post won’t post… so here it is. Looking forward to Egils 2022 – Adiantum and some new early garb for myself and still making garb for Gold Key. The weather was apocalyptic. Heavy rain, breaks, hail and more heavy rain but we are hardy folk for sure…”


APR 22 AT 9 AM – APR 24 AT 3 PM – Bar Gemels – Event by Barony of Terra Pomaria and Lin Dis – Camp Taloali – Bar Gemels will return this year! The tavern is open and will have period games on the tables, musicians playing throughout the hall, a warm fire, and hot food for weary travelers.
The Tavern will provide meals each day for a fee. You may preregister for a meal plan for the weekend for $35. Prices for ala cart meal tickets will be available on the website.
Fighters, both heavy and fencers alike, will be ousted to the field when brawls start to see who will be left standing. The ever-popular Bar Wench Smackdown will occur.
For added fun the thrown weapons range will be and the archery range will be open for you to show your skills.
We will also hold a Silent Auction fundraiser for Camp Taloali, a camp for children who are d/Deaf and or Hard of Hearing community members.
Merchants are welcome for a donation of largess.
Bunks in cabins will be available for a $10 fee.
Please register for RV space in advance. Space is limited.

May 27 , 2022 until May, 30 2022 – EGIL SKALLAGRIMSSON MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT – Lynx Hollow State Park – 80998 Davisson Rd. Creswell, OR 97426

You are invited to join the Barony of Adiantum for a three-day weekend of Medieval Adventure.

Join us for…

  • Baronial Championship Tournaments – Heavy Defender, Thrown Weapons & Bardic
  • Heavy Armored Combat
  • Rapier Tournaments
  • Cut & Thrust Tournaments
  • Bardic
  • Medieval Period Archery, Fun Shoots, Competitions & Royal Rounds
  • Thrown Weapons Fun Toss
  • Medieval Court, Pageantry & Ceremony
  • Medieval Merchants’ Row
  • Arts & Sciences Village, Full of Classes, Demo’s and Displays

Dance Vids – Midrealm #ArmoredDance – Luke Casey – The Midrealm Populace sharing some joy through the #ArmoredDance challenge. Stay safe and spread joy my friends!

Classes – 

Anja’s class – Simple Marzipan Fun with Lady Anja (Snijova) Javornica, OJL, MI, OGS, Jewel of The Summits – SCA Aila’ntha – “I have been making marzipan (often referred to as “boozy sweets”) for several years, now. I have a simple (modern) recipe that makes a fun treat in a number of variations. We’ll also look into how to serve this for a feast, and how to set it up for a candy box that will “hold” to take to an event or to mail.” – Anna (Snihova’) Javornica, OJL, MI, OGS, Jewel of the Summits.

How to Read a Tudor House – The Tudor Travel Guide

Early Week – Cold temps and sleet/hail/rain were the early week. Monday evening Anja set up a bunch of new marzipan doughs for her class on Tuesday.

Cookery – We had several more iterations of the roman eggs in the early week, then made a 2nd batch of sauce. On Sunday we cooked the carrots and the fake green brewet, then a coffin pie of ham, cheese and vegetables.

Sewing – 

Getting Dressed in 7th Century Britain – CrowsEyeProductions – A woman dresses in the fashion of Anglo Saxon East Anglia, to attend an important funeral.

GREEN MALT Beer using ONLY Supermarket Ingredients!🍻 – Bearded & Bored –
Can you use fresh GREEN malt to brew beer? YES! Today I’m brewing a beer using only ingredients from the Supermarket. FULL RECIPE and LINKS on the youtube page.

Herb Bunch – It was too cold and wet for much this week, so mostly this is progress pix.



Project Day – Anja was mostly working at her desk for awhile. Loren was having “innards” problems and finally fell asleep. Anja got the carrots done, then did the “fake green brewet” and finished that and the pie at home. Pix below.

Isabeau sent us a pic of the “Mrs. Weasley” sweater, that’s well on the way to being done!

Potluck Menu

  • radish spread
  • tvarog with onion and caraway
  • bread
  • butter
  • rainbow carrot pickle (plus)
  • Bean pickle
  • lettuce leaves
  • filberts
  • Roman eggs


  • Fake green brewet
  • Carrots in broth
  • Coffined ham and cheese pie


  • Pear chunks
  • Marzipan
  • Comfits
  • Filberts


CARROTS IN A GOOD BROTH – This is a good, quick, veg dish for feast or potluck. Depending on the broth this needs no spices and can be done either vegetarian or for carnivores – 4-6 small servings (inspired by )

  • 12 oz rainbow carrots
  • 8 oz broth (any, but we used chicken broth)


  1. Peel and “coin” carrots. Try to get them to the same size by volume…..
  2. Put in pot with broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, turn head down and simmer for ½ an hour or so until carrots are soft. Or put in a crockpot on high for a couple of hours.
  4. Serve hot with sops.
  5. Can be multiplied to feast levels.

Historical cooking is *so* difficult, no?

Quickie Bread Soup (Fake Green Brewet) – This makes a good fake for the Tallivent recipe, although spiced more to modern tastes.

  • 4 cup of chopped greens: spinach, plantain, winter lettuce, carrot tops, beet tops, turnip tops, etc. (make it a full and pressed down cup!)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 (small size) box stovetop stuffing for chicken
  • Pat of butter
  • 2 quarts broth or water
  • 4-8 eggs
  • Enough extra water/broth to thin it to soup.


  1. Throw the greens and onion into a pot with the amount of water/broth for the stuffing mix.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add about 1/3 of the stuffing mix, reduce heat and stir until the bread begins to soften. (Yo may need to add more broth/water.
  4. “Float” eggs on the broth, by cracking them gently onto the surface of the soup so that they stay whole.
  5. Bring to a boil, the adjust the heat so that the pot simmers, and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove eggs to bowls.
  7. Add the rest of the stuffing mix and stir well.
  8. As the bread absorbs the water, keep stirring and add more water as necessary to get to the desired consistency.
  1. Note – This took a *big* crockpot!
  2. Note 2 – This can be scaled up, easily, but allow time for the eggs to cook. For larger amounts of eggs, you can do the recipe through step 3, then drain the broth into a shallow pan (large frying pan?) and do a lot more eggs there, although you may have to add broth or water to have enough liquid. Use the cooking liquid to “soupify” the solids.
  3. Note 3 – I did not add saffron here, although to make it to period tastes, you could… it’s just expensive.
  4. Note 4 – At some point I’m going to work out the amounts for the restaurant sized box of Stovetop, but I don’t have it, yet.


Sacred Easter music revived from Baroque hymn books (slightly OoP) –

𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔄𝔯𝔱 𝔒𝔣 ℭ𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔱𝔩𝔶 𝔏𝔬𝔳𝔢 – Early Music Consort of London, dir. David Munrow – 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 –

Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London, dir. David Munrow
Album: The Art Of Courtly Love
Video: David Munrow playing flute –
About the great David Munrow:
I. Guillaume de Machaut And His Age
1-1 A Vous, Douce Debonaire (Chanson) – Jehan De Lescurel
1-2 Hareu! Hareu! Le Feu – Helas! Ou Sera Pris Confors (Motet) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-3 Amours Me Fait Desirer (Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-4 Trop Plus Est Belle – Biauté Paree – Je Ne Sui Mie Certeins (Motet) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-5 Amis Tout Dous Vis (Rondeau) – P. des Molins
1-6 Se Ma Dame M’a Guerpy (Virelai) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-7 Se Je Souspir (Virelai) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-8 Dame Se Vous M’estés Lointeinne (Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-9 Quant Je Sui Mis Au Retour (Virelai) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-10 Mes Esperis Se Combat (Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-11 Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement (Rondeau) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-12 Douce Dame Jolie (Virelai) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-13 De Bon Espoir – Puis Que la Douce Rousee (Motet) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-14 De Toutes Flours (Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-15 Quant Theseus – Ne Quier Veoir (Double Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-16 La Septime Estampie Real (Dance) – Anonymous
1-17 Quant J’ay L’espart (Rondeau) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-18 Phyton Le Mervilleus Serpent (Ballade) – Guillaume de Machaut
1-19 Armes Amours – O Flour Des Flours (Double Ballade) – F. Andrieu

II. Late fourteenth-century avant-garde
1-20 A L’arme A L’arme (Virelai) – Grimace
1-21 Phiton Phiton (Virelai) – Franciscus
Two Variants On The Tenor “Roussignoulet Du Bois”
1-22.1 1: Hé Trés Doulz Roussignol (Virelai) – Borlet
1-22.2 2: Ma Tredol Rosignol (Virelai) – Attributed To Borlet
1-23 Fumeux Fume (Rondeau) – Solage
1-24 De Home Vray (Ballade) – Johannes De Meruco
1-25 Istampitta Tre Fontane (Dance) – Anonymous
1-26 Ma Douce Amour (Ballade) – Johannes Symonis Hasprois
2-1 Trés Doulz Amis – Ma Dame / Cent Mille Fois (Rondeau) – Jean Vaillant
2-2 Plasanche Or Tost (Virelai) – Pykini
2-3 Amour M’a Le Cuer Mis (Ballade) – Anthonello da Caserta
2-4 Tribum Quem (Motet) – Anonymous
2-5 Helas ! Je Voy Mon Cuer (Ballade) – Solage
2-6 Contre Le Temps (Virelai) – Anonymous
2-7 Andray Soulet (Canon) – Matteo Da Perugia
2-8 Le Greygnour Bien (Ballade) – Matteo Da Perugia
2-9 Restoés Restoés (Virelai) – Anonymous

III. The Court Of Burgundy
2-10 Ce Moys de May (Rondeau) – Guillaume Dufay
2-11 La Belle Se Siet (Ballade) – Guillaume Dufay
2-12 Je Ne Fai Tousjours Que Penser (Rondeau) – Gilles Binchois
2-13 Files A Marier (Chanson) – Gilles Binchois
2-14 Amoureux Suy Et Me Vient Toute Joye (Rondeau) – Gilles Binchois
2-1 5 Je Loe Amours Et Ma Dame Mercye (Ballade) – Gilles Binchois
2-16 Navré Je Suis D’un Dart Penetratif (Rondeau) – Guillaume Dufay
2-17 Lamentatio Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae (O Tres Piteulx – Omnes Amici) (Motet) – Guillaume Dufay
2-18 La Spagna (Variant I) (Basse Dance) – Anonymous
2-19 Par Droit Je Puis Bien Complaindre (Rondeau) – Guillaume Dufay
2-20 – Donnés L’assault (Rondeau) – Guillaume Dufay
2-21 – Vostre Trés Doulx Regart (Rondeau) – Gilles Binchois
2-22 Helas Mon Dueil (Virelai) – Guillaume Dufay
2-23 Bien Puist (Rondeau) – Gilles Binchois
2-24 Vergine Bella (Stropha) – Guillaume Dufay
2-25 La Spagna (Variant II) (Basse Dance) – Anonymous


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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
ASXLIX = 794
ASL = 2138
ASLI = 731
ASLII = 304
ASLIII = 146
ASLIV & ASLV = 230
ASLVI = 177 plus 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, 48 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths Total as a Household = 4238 handed off
moving writing pen motif In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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