A Challenge For You!

Hello Debatable Lands! Salve Accolens!

We, your Baron and Baroness, hereby challenge you! In these strange times, it can be difficult to feel the camaraderie, the warmth, the connection among us all. We therefore issue this CONNECTION CHALLENGE:

Between now and the Baronial Social* on Sunday, we challenge those that would like to participate, to call three people that they have not heard the voice of since at least May of this year.

Feel free to use the phone, video chat in the app of your choice, or even an in-person call/visit (all proper precautions, please). CONNECT with your voice, to those folks you have been missing.

And then tell us about it, if you can! Bring your stories from this week to the Social Meeting* on the 20th (1pm), or post to your social media, or our email list. Let’s hear about our connections!

Can we all together make 100 connections? Let’s try!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

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Barony Meeting and Social is on Sunday, September 20th, at 1 pm via Zoom. We’re celebrating AEthelmearc Day, and our connections! Link to the Zoom Room will be posted on our email list, and in the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/237731854325937) closer to the date of the Social.

Food Guild News

Salve! Greetings, Food Friends!

The next meeting of the Food Guild will be on
Saturday, February 29, about 1 pm to 5 pm
at the house of the Baron and Baroness.

We will be having fun with Roman cooking! On the agenda to make will be Mulsum, Boiled Eggs with Pine Nut Sauce, Libum, and Dulcia Domestica.
There will be substitutions due to nut
allergies. Please contact me at Elss.of.Augsburg @ gmail.com 
if you have questions about ingredients.

There is limited information on roman cooking, so you will need to start researching by looking at De Re Coquinaria by
Apicius. Of course, it was written in Latin originally, but there are original text and translated text all over the place. For those who don’t have a copy, here is a translation in English : http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Apicius/home.html

There are many translations of Apicius, but not a lot of adaptions of the recipes themselves. Here’s one that has redacted a few of the recipes:
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/historical/ant-rom-coll.html?fbclid=IwAR2d019Nonfkrn67xFlCEEdu4R18hebjAiOcbqtPkES7J2zKSibakVJpUdo
Sorry about the size of this thing, but the blog doesn’t forward links to the email list, so I have to put the whole site name in.

By the way, I peruse medieval cookbooks from all over the world online from here: http://medievalcookery.com/etexts.html.

Please contact me at Elss.of.Augsburg @ gmail.com or as Elss Augsburg on Facebook if you need the Baron/ess’s address or want to bring a contribution to the day. 

Business Meeting TONIGHT

The Business Meeting for the Debatable Lands will be TONIGHT Wednesday, 6 February 20202 at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map. From 8p until 10p.

Agenda

If you would like more information about attending a Business Meeting, please read the Seneschal’s Spotlight article.

If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Odriana.

A gentle reminder that the minutes from the previous meeting should be read prior to arriving at the meeting on Wednesday.

Business Meeting this Wednesday

The Business Meeting for the Debatable Lands will be this Wednesday, 6 February 20202 at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map. From 8p until 10p.

Agenda

  • Open Meeting
  • Approve the minutes from the previous meeting
  • Officer’s Reports
  • Vote of affirmation for the single Letter of Intent received for Seneschal
  • Election of a new Baronial MoL
  • Close Meeting

If you would like more information about attending a Business Meeting, please read the Seneschal’s Spotlight article.

If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Odriana.

A gentle reminder that the minutes from the previous meeting should be read prior to arriving at the meeting on Wednesday.

Woodworking Planning Meeting TONIGHT

The last Woodworking Guild planning meeting of 2019 is scheduled for TONIGHT, December 19th at 7pm in the Boulevard of the Allies Panera location. These meetings haven’t been as well attended as the workshop days, so they may be discontinued next year. Please attend and help us make plans for workshops and activities for the first part of 2020.

Woodworking Planning Meeting This Thursday

The last Woodworking Guild planning meeting of 2019 is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 7pm in the Boulevard of the Allies Panera location. These meetings haven’t been as popular as the workshop days, so they may be discontinued next year. Please attend and help us make plans for workshops and activities for the first part of 2020.

COOKIE BAKING Updates!

COOKIE BAKING with the Food Guild!

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DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2019—–
TIME: Noon-ish or 1-ish to start, 5 pm-ish or 6 pm-ish to end—–
Place: Brandie Lee’s House in Wexford 


NOTE:  due to a severe allergy, there can be NO nuts or nut products prepped or baked at the house – no peanuts, almonds or almond flour, walnuts, or anything. —–

Coconut flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and soy products are safe. It’s fine if people bring already baked cookies containing nuts as long as they are kept separate. —–

The Food Guild will be bringing 10 pounds of flour, 8 pounds of sugar and 2 pounds of butter for everybody to use. Also there will be parchment paper, tin foil, and ziplock bags for taking stuff home.—–

I will be bringing my extensive collection of cookie cutters, my cookie extruder, food colors, cookie sheets, my stand mixer which can handle some pretty heavy gingerbread dough, and any other odds and ends I can find.—–

Kids are welcome and so are other random family and friends; there are three kitties living there, so medicate as appropriate. —–

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To get the address, check the Dark Pages at http://debatablelands.org/resources/darkpages.php or email me at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com, or if you are on Facebook, send a PM to Brandie Lee or Elss Augsburg.—–You can also text me at 724.759.3333. —– To see the Food Guild on FB, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1127336207449384/ —–

See you there!—–

Elss Augsburg

The dashes and other weird line breaks and stuff are an attempt to make the message more readable when it hits the email list.

Business Meeting TONIGHT

The Business Meeting for the Debatable Lands will be this Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map. From 8p until 10p.

Agenda

  • Open Meeting
  • Approve the minutes from the previous meeting
  • Officer’s Reports
  • Close Meeting

If you would like more information about attending a Business Meeting, please read the Seneschal’s Spotlight article.

If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact Odriana.

A gentle reminder that the minutes from the previous meeting should be read prior to arriving at the meeting on Wednesday. Please pay particular attention to the list of attendees, I know that I missed a few people and want to be sure that the list is accurate. Please email those corrections directly to me so they may be updated prior to the meeting.

The Officers of the Debatable Lands are elected by the membership and is made up of members of the populace, just like you. The Officers are responsible for ensuring that the policies of the Kingdom and Barony are followed and are accountable to the populace of the Debatable Lands. The Business meeting is open to everyone in the Barony and attendance by the populace is encouraged. Have a thought you’d like to share with the Officers? Email seneschal@debatablelands.org.



Cookie Baking with the Food Guild!

COOKIE BAKING with the Food Guild!

DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2019
TIME: Noon-ish or 1-ish to start, 5 pm-ish or 6 pm-ish to end
Place: Brandie Lee’s House in Wexford

Love baking for the holidays? Need to test recipes for the Twelfth Night Baking Contest? Want tons of homemade cookies for Santa?

Bring your recipes and your ingredients, mix ‘em up and bake ‘em in Tierrany Rose’s kitchen in Wexford, or bring your frozen cookie dough and bake with us. Want to swap cookies? Great! Bring something to trade. Want to sip hot beverages and nibble and chat? Yay! Tierrany will have coffee and teas ready to enjoy. There may be an outbreak of largess making, you never know.

Kids are welcome and so are other random family and friends; there are three kitties living there, so medicate as appropriate.

To get the address, check the Dark Pages at http://debatablelands.org/resources/darkpages.php or email me at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com, or if you are on Facebook, send a PM to Brandie Lee or Elss Augsburg. You can also text me at 724.759.3333. To see the Food Guild on FB, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1127336207449384/

See you there!
Elss Augsburg

Scribal East – This Thursday

Hi everyone!

Scribal East will be happening on a modified schedule for the rest of the year, in order to avoid conflicting with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our next two meetings will be:

Thursday Nov. 21 (THIS THURSDAY!!)

Thursday Dec. 19

Meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. the home of THL Ceindrech and Lady Libby in Monroeville. please see the Dark Pages for address. Hope to see folks there!!

-THL Rachel