Disruptions happened that were particularly unwelcome this week. On Saturday, Loren was in an accident that totaled the car. He’s fine, just stiff and sore, but the mess nuked getting much of anything done those two days and we hadn’t managed photos earlier in the week because it was too dark and the photos didn’t turn out. So Anja and Loren’s stuff is kinda skimpy, but there are lots of links!
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 will re-start, in person, this week on Thursday. All other meetings are on hold for the moment.
When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll probably keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual.
- Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thurdays, 6am-9pm, starts this week!
- 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 Virtual Potluck – 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17
- 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 – Interview with our Queen! – Branch of Laurels with HRM Helene, An Tir – rauokinn
7/6, 6pm – Voices of Color: SCAdian Stories – Remember to join us Tuesday, July 6th at 6pm PDT for our first interview. Our featured guests are Maestra Giada, OL and Her Excellency Zahra Tesfaye. The event link will be made public the morning of the event.We will do our best to provide closed-captioning. If you require additional assistance, have requests, or would like to submit a question to the panel, please email GenvieveChoue@gmail.com.We hope to see you all there as we begin our journey.
7/8-7/11, 2021 – Wishes and Waiting: A Hopeful Hybrid on July 8-11, 2021. Hoping for in-person and online both, depending on local regulations.
10/1-10/3 2021 – Daigaku-Ryo: Pan-Asia University = Constantinople to Heiankyō 2021 – October 1, 2021 — October 3, 2021 – http://daigaku-ryou.org/
Other Educational Events
A Master List for finding classes, webinars and other things – https://moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/?fbclid=IwAR20OE8b6vvYKvmwrqwpule27szarZ7EPV-8R72F1eV2CxcdmOXQhZf9ayk
Other Good Stuff
Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEZAwCca4IQham3TpxfWnonQscG668mmYgIMA18YZ-E/edit
SCA Iberia put out a whole bunch of videos from their most recent event, and keeps adding more! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RmLGx_KiNzoFiM6GAu5Hg/videos
RUM, Royal University of the Mid-Realm added 9 new video classes this week. https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalUniversityoftheMidrealmRUM/videos
Playing the Game of the Goose | 15th Century Gambling Game – Lynne Fairchild – The Game of the Goose first gained popularity in Italy near the end of the 15th century and later continued its popularity in various European countries during the 16th century thanks to the Medici family. This fun board game can be played as either a gambling or a non-gambling game. If you enjoy playing Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land, then you will most likely enjoy playing this board game! Over the centuries, this game has appeared with variations of rules and illustrative designs. Some historical game board illustrations reflected the political or social situations of the time. (More info on Youtube)
Early Week – The garden got worked on quite a bit on Tuesday, and there was a substantial harvest, mostly trimming overgrowth to get things to not be so spindly.
Cookery – A chicken soup with lots of harvested greens happened.
How to Cook Medieval Vegetables – http://www.godecookery.com/how2cook/howto01.htm
Roasted Root Vegetables – how to cook parsnips, turnips, beets, and onions grown in the garden. – Nick Saint-Erne – Medieval gardens grew lots of root vegetables (but NOT potatoes, as they were brought to Europe from America after 1500!). Here is an easy and tasty way to roast them to make a side dish for your next Medieval Feast.
Medieval Herb Tart from 1393 France – Nick Saint-Erne – This is a modern recreation of a recipe that comes from the 1393 manuscript Le Menagier de Paris, called in English, The Goodman of Paris. This recipe is for an tart that contains a variety of fresh greens, with cheese and eggs, much like a quiche.
Medieval Cheesecake Tart – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – Perfect for a glorious summer day, my medieval elderflower cheesecake tart will have you salivating while reaching for your apron. It’s pretty easy to make even the part where I make my own curds. The cheesecake tart is based on Sambocade, a recipe from the 14th-century cookery book of King Richard II… with a few modern twists.
Sewing – … was just a few bits of mending…
- Viking-Age embroidered textiles found in woman’s grave – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/viking-age-embroidered-textiles-found-in-womans-grave/
- Rosalie’s Medieval Woman, tutorials – This page has a bunch of tutorials for making garments of various sorts – http://rosaliegilbert.com/tutorials.html
15th century fashion resources – Rachel Lorenz – The Creative Contessa reviews five must have books for individuals who are interested in broadening their horizon when it comes to fashion of the 15th century.
Dressing the Renaissance Contessa – FULL LENGTH – The Creative Contessa – Italian Renaissance (ca. 1480) ladies’ clothing, layer by layer!
Herb Bunch – Early in the week quite a lot of weeding happened. We got the tomato cages on Wednesday, so those went in around two tomatoes and two of the large pots of peas. The beans are going to be left to drape off the porch rail. The raspberry is in full fruit and should have been picked on Friday, but we ran out of time and no pictures happened …and then the accident happened so we didn’t get back home. …and didn’t get back Saturday evening or Sunday morning. Loren made a trip with a friend out to pick up some food and clothing and snapped two pix of our first strawberries.
- Life In A Medieval Castle, Medieval Gardens – https://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/life_06_gardens.htm
- Medieval Contraception with Eleanor Janega (podcast) – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/medieval-contraception-with-eleanor-janega/
- Medieval potions and modern lotions – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/medieval-potions-and-modern-lotions/
Sundials, etc. –
- Museum of Alchemy (Prague) – http://www.alchemiae.cz/en
- Images – https://www.hypeness.com.br/2020/10/este-antigo-laboratorio-de-alquimia-do-seculo-16-foi-encontrado-num-tunel-em-praga/
- Black Death victims were buried with ‘considerable care,’ researchers find – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/black-death-victims-were-buried-with-considerable-care-researchers-find/
- Leopold Bench (Estella found a better one!) https://www.outdoornews.com/content/uploads/2020/05/21-16-Leopold-bench.indd-t-ps.pdf
Project Day – We didn’t really have a Project Day the way we usually do on Sundays. There was a lot of catching up and cleaning up from the mess that the accident created.
James called and we had a good chat about the newer recipes. I’ve sent him a few to try.
Amy stopped to check up on Loren.
Helen Louise sent this pic. “Saw this painting hanging in the lobby of Mcmenamins Grand Lodge… thinking this outfit might be fun to make… happy Sunday and hope you all have a great one…”
Recipes – This is the recipe I sent to James
Transylvanian Cherries in Wine dish – Anja’s Version – 4 servings
- 1 can of sour cherries
- 1/2 cup white wine
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey
- Loaf of white bread (or better still, 4 of the diamond-shaped sweet rolls from Fred Meyer’s Bakery.
- Sugar to taste
- Take a can of cherries and strain(reserve juice).
- Put the wine, honey and cinnamon in a quart canning jar and heat enough to dissolve the honey into the wine.
- Add the strained cherries and put into the fridge, overnight, or at least 4 hours….
- Cut your bread into bite-sized cubes.
- Melt butter in a medium (high-sided) frying pan and fry the cubes in it.
- When they’re crispied divide into bowls.
- Warm the cherry stuff in the nuker (1.5 minutes)
- Add sugar once they’re in bowls, if necessary. (ours didn’t)
- Garnish with sweet cicely, fennel fronds or 100’s of 1000’s.
Music – CARMINA BURANA: songs from the original manuscript c1300 – Musica Medievale – Ensemble: Studio Der Frühen Musik Album: Carmina Burana Vol I (1964) & Vol II (1968) Video: Codex Buranus, XI/XIII cent. http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale
This is the first record ever of the original songs from the medieval Codex Buranus, it was made in 1964 by Thomas Binkley and his Studio der Frühen Musik. Personally, I really enjoyed the way that the songs were interpreted; I love the minimalist arrangements that scrupulously stick to the original melodies and I think that, thanks to these choices, the songs are much more pleasant and believable than many others (maybe too much?) orchestrated interpretations of this ancient repertory.
Thomas Binkley (1931 – 1995) was an American lutenist and early music scholar. He studied at the University of Illinois and the University of Munich. He taught at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. He was then founding director of the Indiana University Early Music Institute at Bloomington, Indiana from 1979 till his death from cancer at the age of 63. For twenty years he led the Studio der Frühen Musik in Munich with Andrea von Ramm and Sterling Jones, producing an extensive discography of medieval music.
- 1 Fas et nefas, CB19
- 2 Veris dulcis in tempore, CB85
- 3 Estivali Sub Fervore, CB79
- 4 In Gedeonis Area, CB37
- 5 Dulce Solum, CB119
- 6 Iove Cum Mercurio, CB88a
- 7 Nomen A Solemnibus. CB147a
- 8 Sic Mea Fata Canendo Solor, CB116
- 9 Vite Perdite, CB31
- 10 Tempus Transit Gelidum, CB153
- 11 Fulget Dies Celebris, CB153
- 12 Exlit Diluculo, CB90
- 13 Conspexit, CB90
- 14 Dic Christi Veritas, CB131
- 15 Procurans, CB12
- 16 Plante Ante Nescia
- 17 Chramer gip…, CB107
- 18 Diu Werlt Frovt Sih Uber Al, CB161
- 19 Dum Iuventus Floruit, CB30
- 20 Sage, Daz Ih Dirsm CB147a
- 21 Chramer gip Diu Varwe Mier, CB107
- 1 Homo Quo Vigeas (C.B. No. 22)
- 2 Ecce Torpet (C.B. No. 3)
- 3 Licet Eger Cum Egrotis (C.B. No. 8)
- 4 Vite Perdite (C.B. No. 31)
- 5 Crucifigat Omnes (C.B. No. 47)
- 6 O Varium Fortuna (C.B. No. 14)
- 7 Celum Non Animum (C.B. No. 15)
- 8 Dum Iuventus (C.B. No. 30)
- 9 Axe Phebus Aureo (C.B. No. 71)
- 10 Ecce Gratum (C.B. No. 143)
- 11 Tellus Flore (C.B. No. 146)
- 12 Tempus Est Iocundum
- 13 Nu Gruonet Aver Diu Heide (C.B. No. 168a)
- What to get for a medieval baby shower – https://www.medievalists.net/2020/06/medieval-baby-shower/?fbclid=IwAR2crogMEnJhNZXI2VpTICgPJsrQkE4tN3g1ORTVFUlCd90H_zSmKJyZ3nw
- A New History Changes the Balance of Power Between Ethiopia and Medieval Europe – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-history-changes-balance-power-between-ethiopia-and-medieval-europe-180978084/
- Children’s Literature in the Middle Ages: What did medieval children read? – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/07/childrens-literature-middle-ages-read/
- The insomniac poets of medieval China – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/insomniac-poets-of-medieval-china/
- Anglo-Saxon ancestry was ‘mixed and mutable’, researchers find – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/anglo-saxon-ancestry-was-mixed-and-mutable-researchers-find/
- The Parthenon mosque, with Elizabeth Key Fowden – Byzantium and Friends, Episode 16 (podcast) – https://www.medievalists.net/2021/06/the-parthenon-mosque-with-elizabeth-key-fowden/
Holásky – Hallstatt burial mounds – https://czech-archaeology-news.estranky.cz/articles/history-of-czech-archaeology/holasky—hallstatt-burial-mounds.html
Education in the Middle Ages – Medievalists – It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to go back to school! This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle takes a quick look at medieval education. Get the show notes at http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09/e…
Tudor Talk: Live Chat with Nikki Clark – The Howard Women – The Tudor Travel Guide – Tudor Talk: Live Chat with Nikki Clark – The Howard Women Join me in live conversation with Nikki Clark, Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval and Early Modern History, as we chat about the endlessly fascinating Howard women of the Tudor age. Do make sure to bring along your questions and join in the chat!