*Marzipan was the big thing this week. People are working on various projects, but being in-process there isn’t as much to say! Lots of cookery links this week, not as many classes, although the Salon of the Italies has a bunch of new classes up. There’s a link to the series below.
All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!
When will we be able to do these in person? We’ll probably keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual.
- Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
- Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
- Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
- Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
- Next Virtual Potluck – 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
- No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 sometime in the next two months.
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/
Misc – Taran Daestingr – from Facebook 4/29/21 – Used with permission
- A Master List for finding classes, webinars and other things – https://moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/?fbclid=IwAR20OE8b6vvYKvmwrqwpule27szarZ7EPV-8R72F1eV2CxcdmOXQhZf9ayk
- May 22 at 8:30 AM PDT – May 23 at 9 PM PDT – An Tir May “Crown” Grand Ithra 2021 – Free – Facebook Live – Event by Sheila Louise Wright, Alysa Harron – Welcome one and all to An Tir’s MAY “CROWN” GRAND ITHRA, May 22 & 23, 2021. – There will be classes for everyone, themed discussion salons, social rooms, bardic and COURT with our Long-lived Majesties, Christian & Helene. All classes are FREE and Ithra credits given for classes taken or taught in An Tir and in your home Kingdom as they allow. Student registration will open on May 8th and a schedule posted at that time. https://www.facebook.com/events/373200300521935/
- Jun 5 at 7 AM PDT – Jun 6 at 3 PM PDT – Sparkly and Shiny – https://www.facebook.com/events/467194268026910
- Known World Science Symposium – JUN 25, 2021 AT 8 AM PDT – JUN 27, 2021 AT 11 AM PDT – Barony of Gryphon’s Lair – https://www.facebook.com/events/456485881710498/
Other Good Stuff
Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEZAwCca4IQham3TpxfWnonQscG668mmYgIMA18YZ-E/edit?fbclid=IwAR3UAXblIOd9u-N5IKtJNLzLFS52KPibZEAuwoDHjWzFoCtN_gDHETI9iCo&fbclid=IwAR2rPB-dkaGPgC11XOEHxYuA5AXE5MWSaRXCW2I-D1YCs-oWwB1Co0xwzKc#gid=0
Happy 56th Birthday, SCA!
Classes – The Salon of the Italies was this week. They have far too many classes to post here. This is the Ren Village page for their videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1Izj92BXlpjlCZbykKqVA/videos
Chalice Covers in History | Goblet Cover for a Cup – Lynne Fairchild – Need historical ideas for a cover for your cup or drinking vessel? The drinking vessel may be a goblet, a chalice, a cup, or a mug. Learn about the differences between a pall and a veil, as well as what type of fabrics and embroidery were used in different centuries. I am looking at historical examples of cup covers to help me decide how to design my next cup cover. These covers were used to help keep insects and dirt out of drinks inside cups.
Shopping with the Contessa: Medieval Eating Kit – Rachel Lorenz – 15th Century Eating Kit by Tod Cutler If you like this content, you can receive a host of perks by supporting the Creative Contessa via her Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thecreativeco…. The Creative Contessa unboxes a 15th century eating kit. The knife is based on a find from the River Thames. The spoon and knife steel are based on common finds from around Europe. The three-part piece is based on conjecture about what could have been and is not based on an extent find. The items were purchased from Tod Cutler at http://www.todcutler.com. The Creative Contessa has purchased several items from this merchant and has been immensely satisfied with the quality and beauty of the pieces purchased. The music is Principessa by Gaita; it can be found on their music release “The Queen of Measures” and is available via Spotify, their website at http://www.gaita.co.uk or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Creative Contessa can be found on Facebook at The Creative Contessa: https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativeC….
Early Week – Marzipan and some embroidery is all….. Oh, and plants….
Cookery – Lots of marzipan! So far that’s 13 pounds made, although some is going to have to go back into the food processor because it’s overly dry. A lot of trial runs on the really fancy candies (think gold leaf), and a start on the regular fancies (marzipan stuffed with ginger or dipped in chocolate). This is quite a project! (whole project page here: https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period…/marzipan/)
Duck pie! – https://kirielskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/06/renaissance-duck-pies.html
Sprinkle on a little spicy magic – (powder douce) – https://modernmedievalcuisine.com/2019/05/31/sprinkle-on-a-little-spicy-magic/
What is powder fort? – https://modernmedievalcuisine.com/2019/05/31/what-is-powder-fort/
Crustard of Erbes on a Fysche Day (Tart of Salmon and Greens) – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – Dr Monk not only shows you how to make his modern-medieval version of Richard II’s ‘custard tart’ for a non-meat day, but delves into the language, history and manuscripts of the period to give you the background to this delicious dish.
Bazzoffia | TASTE OF THE MIDDLE AGES – Regia Medievalis (Projekt Lazarus Sicilia) – Directed by Medievalis Projekt Lazarus – Hello to all the friends of Regia Medievalis, today’s medieval recipe is a soup called Bazzoffia. This dish belongs to the long and varied list of “energy soups” that the canteens of European convents made available to pilgrims, tired from the long journey and in need of substantial and invigorating meals to better face the next journey. The bazzoffia is nothing more than a tasty soup made from legumes, vegetables and vegetables, very simple to make and for which only “poor” ingredients, that is inexpensive, are needed; “A recipe for recovery and against any waste, which made it possible to make stale bread tasty and use many seasonal vegetables. It is also called” soup of love “because it is considered aphrodisiac:
Apothermum – Ancient Roman Spelt Cakes – Historical Italian Cooking
Today we prepare apothermum, ancient Roman spelt cakes from De Re Coquinaria.
- spelt 200 gr
- almonds 50 gr
- pine nuts 25 gr
- raisins 50 gr
- black pepper
- Pullus Parthicus https://youtu.be/Alx8l_lkmWk
- Farcimen – Meat and Spelt Sausage https://youtu.be/9HW5caceHto
For more info about this recipe check out our blog: https://historicalitaliancooking.home…
Ancient Roman Honeyed Pork – Tasting History with Max Miller
Sewing – Anja got the embroidery finished on the seam ripper case and then started stitching it up. She started sewing it, but didn’t finish until Tuesday…..
gothic fitted gown – part 1 – Eleanor Bolton – Intro to sewing a gothic fitted gown (coteharde) in a weekend.
Dublin Dragons of Drachenwald – Elewys of Finchingefeld – You can’t escape the Vikings. Remastered. I just cleaned up the audio from the earlier version. This 10th century skip hole pattern was found in Dublin, Ireland, made during the Norse occupation of several coastal towns. The original is a brocade, with a ground weave of silk and gold brocade over the top. The pattern I’m showing you here is a threaded in, skip hole version of that pattern. Blog link with pattern: http://ladyelewys.carpevinumpdx.com/2021/04/02/weave-along-with-elewys-ep-16-dublin-dragons-of-drachenwald/
Herb Bunch – A bunch of planting/tending happened on Tuesday/Wednesday. Nasturtium seeds went in and a lot of vegetable ends.
Project Day –
Arlys was first, before we were even started! “For Project Day: Gonna be up to my eyes this afternoon, but thought this little wren might be fun to try. He’s from a painted stained glass window in an English medieval cathedral. Fierce spider hunter!”
Amy brought in some more cords during the week. Those will replace the ones that went onto the bottle openers.
Anja was trying to get more of the marzipan stuff into galleries on that new page, but wordpress was fighting here. Much cussing ensued…. https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period…/marzipan/
Carmina Burana XII century – Musica Medievale
- Ensemble: Alegria
- Album: Carmina Burana XII
- Video: Codex Manesse, XIV cent.
Microscopic identification of feathers from 7th century boat burials at Valsgärde in Central Sweden: Specialized long-distance feather trade or local bird use? – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X21000407
New and Updated Pages
Marzipan – https://housecapuchin.com/projects-over-period…/marzipan/
- ASXLVII = 24
- ASXLVIII = 88
- ASXLIX = 794
- ASL = 2138
- ASLI = 731
- ASLII = 304
- ASLIII = 146
- ASLIV & ASLV = 230
- ASLVI = plus 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 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
Total as a Household = 4061 handed off
In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 5/5/21
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