Feast Ingredients for Skewered! 3

Due to the specifics of the Jewish religion, meat and dairy were never eaten in the same meal. And so, many dishes were invented to include neither meat nor dairy, so they could be eaten with either item depending on the situation. As befits a midday summer harvest, our feast will include dairy as an optional add-in, but true to the culture, will not include meat. A limited number of potato knishes will also be made gluten-free. Most items contain eggs. Please direct any questions to Nyvein bat Rav Adam at nyvein.bat.ravadam@gmail.com.

For those wishing to make informed dietary choices, please see the list of ingredients per dish below:

Challah Rolls

  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Bread Flour

Blueberry Soup

  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Coriander
  • Black pepper
  • Blueberries
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Eggs
  • Whole milk yogurt (optional)

Garlic Potato Knish

  • All-purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Black pepper
  • Eggs


  • Cucumbers
  • Minced garlic
  • Dill seed
  • Dill weed
  • Coriander seed
  • Mustard seed
  • Black peppercorns
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt

Cheese and Herb Tart

  • Eggs
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Arugula or Baby Spinach
  • Spring Onions
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Salt

Meringue Cookies

  • Egg whites
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla

Fall A&S Activities

All activities take place at our usual practice site at Tikvat Israel on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9:30pm unless otherwise specified.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated as per site rules. A well-fitting mask must be worn over the mouth and nose as long as you are indoors.

August 24th. Skewered Prep. Last minute preparations before Skewered. We will need some people at TI and some at Lady Nyvein’s house to help with last minute feast prep.

August 31st. Discussion: What I Learned at This Pennsic & What I Want to Change for the Next Pennsic

September 7. Reenactors’ Guide to 14th century Iberia taught by Magistra Beatriz.

September 14. Weird Ancient Hats taught by Ollam Lanea

September 21. Hands on learning to nalbind a simple project taught by Lady Helena

September 28. Virtual A&S. Yale Lectures on Arabic and Islamic Medieval History: Mohammed and the Arab Conquests; Islamic Conquests & Civil War; & The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000: The Splendor of the Abbasid Period. The Synctube link will be posted on the Shire Facebook page the day of.

Sunday, October 2. Bonus A&S Apple Picking. Save the date. Details to come.

October 5. Virtual A&S. Shire movie nite: Becket (Peter O’Toole & Richard Burton) 1964. The Synctube link will be posted on the Shire Facebook page the day of.

October 12. How to make spiral veil pins with Ollam Ruaidhri.

October 19. How to take a scribal assignment taught by Lady Kolfinna.

Saturday, October 22. Bonus A&S. Soapmaking demonstration led by Magistra Beatriz. Location: Lucy’s house. PM Lucy for the address.

October 26. Patterning Sideless Surcoats led by Mistress Ysabeau.

November 2. Narrow Bank Weaving Weave-along: Week 1 – The Warpening

November 9. History of crossbows, types, and construction lead by Lady Ava

November 16. Narrow Band Weaving Weave-along: Week 2 – The Weft Strikes Back

November 23. Thanksgiving – No A&S

November 30. Alchemic manuscripts and symbols taught by m’lady Kat Zamboni

Also, September 30 is coronation for the new Queen and King, their first reign. We are working on getting a largess basket together to present at coronation from the Shire. Consider this advance warning if you would like to contribute anything.

Let us know if you have any questions or ideas for future A&S activities!

Driving Directions for Skewered! 3

Site Address:

Izaak Walton League, Lois Green/Sligo Chapter

8711 Turkey Thicket Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

From Frederick and points north and west:

  • Southbound 270, Rte. 27 exit (Father Hurley Blvd, Ridge Rd.)
  • Turn left at top of ramp to head east towards Damascus.
  • Cross Rt 355, turn right (south) on Brink Rd.
  • At 3-way stop go straight, which puts you on Wightman Rd., which then becomes Snouffer School Rd.
  • Turn left onto Turkey Thicket Road at the entrance to the Montgomery County Service Park.
  • Follow the paved road to the parking garage, then jog right toward the gravel road, marked with the green wood signs with yellow letters for Lois Green-Sligo Chapter IWLA.
  • Follow the wooden green and yellow signs on the gravel road to the Lois Green Sligo Creek Izaak Walton League of America Gate.
  • Proceed to the pavilion parking lot and park to the right of the road.
  • We are one mile back from Snouffer School Road.

From 495, Washington Beltway, Northern Virginia:

  • Head to northwest corner of the beltway, exiting onto 270 spur, heading northbound towards Frederick.
  • Move to right into the local lanes. proceed to Shady Grove exit.
  • Turn to right onto Shady Grove Road eastbound.
  • Turn Left onto Muncaster Mill Rd., which becomes Snouffer School Rd.
  • After passing the “T” intersection and traffic light at Centerway– go past the MNC-PPC Lois Green Conservation Park Parking Lot on the right, take the 2nd immediate right onto Turkey Thicket Road.
  • Follow directions from Turkey Thicket above.

From Baltimore Beltway, Rt 70:

  • Head west on Rt 70 towards Frederick.
  • Exit onto southbound Rt. 27.
  • Follow Rt 27 through Damascus.
  • Turn left onto Brink Rd.
  • Follow directions from Frederick.


A reminder that there will be NO PRACTICE at Tikvat Israel for the two Wednesdays of Pennsic.

NO PRACTICE the weeks of the 3rd and 10th.

We look forward to seeing everyone again on the 17th!

Thanks, and have fun storming the castle!

Summer A&S Activities

All activities take place at our usual practice site at Tikvat Israel on Wedesday evenings from 7 – 9:30pm unless otherwise specified.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated as per site rules. A well-fitting mask must be worn over the mouth and nose as long as you are indoors.

June 1st. Lady Adelaide will host the second part of the St. Birgitta Cap sew-along.

June 8th. Celebrate the signing of Magna Carta 800 plus years ago by looking at how it impacts today.

June 15th. Shire Game Night. We intend to have tables set up for different game playing. Ishmael will have a chess table, Nicolo will have cards, and Gleep will teach a Mongolian game. Fun for all.

June 22nd. Baroness Sinn will teach about how to prepare for Pennsic. This is in person but Lord Aurri will coordinate a video feed of this class, as well.

June 29th. Newcomers’ night. Ladies Helena & Leonarda, our Chatelaines, are hosting a night to meet our recent and not so recent newcomers. We invite all newcomers and old timers to come and mingle. We haven’t had a great opportunity to meet a lot of the newer folk with the pandemic and we’re hoping to get to see everyone on the 29th.

July 6th. How to Feed the Army: Eating Medieval-ish at Pennsic – Our One and Only Duchess Mel will provide instruction on how to cook for the camp in period(ish) at Pennsic.

July 16th. Baskets 2: The Rebasketing – Leonarda will teach the second of her wonderful basket-making classes. This is to be a hands-on class. Further details TBD.

July 20th. Pennsic Prep. / Open A&S. Dedicated time to get ready for Pennsic.

July 27th. Pennsic Prep. / Open A&S. Dedicated time to get ready for Pennsic.

August 3rd. Pennsic. No planned A&S.

August 10th. Pennsic. No planned A&S.

August 17th. Iselda Surprise – TBA.

August 24th. Skewered Prep. – Last minute preparations before Skewered.

August 31st. TBD. Got an idea? It could go here.

September 7th. Nalbinding. Lady Helena to teach a Beginner level nalbinding project.

If anyone has ideas and would like to teach or host a class or activity, please let the Roxbury Mill A&S Horde know. We welcome and are enthusiastic about all ideas.


The Roxbury Mill A&S Horde

Update to Atlantia’s COVID Policy

Friends, Shirefolk, and all associated guests,

As of Monday, May 23rd, 2022, The Shire of Roxbury Mill will be requiring a well-fitted mask to be worn (i.e. over both mouth and nose) at all indoor Official Events and Activities. This is in keeping with new Atlantian Kingdom Policy, published today, Sunday, May 22nd, as well as local guidance from the Montgomery County Government on their “COVID-19 Tracker”

“Official Events and Activities” are defined as any activity advertised on the Facebook page or e-list by members or officers of the Branch.

Masks are not required at outdoor events, though they may be required under dayshades and at court. It is recommended that you have a mask with you at any outdoor events.

The first upcoming activity to require masks will be Wednesday’s practice at Tikvat Israel Congregation — please bring a mask, though we will have some available as well.

Please see the official announcement and explanation of the new guidance here: https://atlantia.sca.org/covid-policy-update/

Don’t hesitate to email or PM our Seneschal, Ishmael Stedfast Reed, with any questions.

SKEWERED! 3 – The Return of Roxbury’s Premier Event!

Date and Time: 2022-08-27. Site opens at 10 AM & Closes at 6 PM

Site: Izaak Walton League, Lois Green/Sligo Chapter
Turkey Thicket Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Description: Theme and specific event details to follow.

Activities: Rapier – Archery – Thrown Weapons – A&S – Bardic – Children’s Activities

Restrictions: No animals except service animals. Please be aware this is a dry site. Caution: gravel drive.

Event Steward: Ava Deinhardt

A&S Activities for May and June 2022

All activities take place at our usual practice site at Tikvat Israel on Wedesday evenings from 7 – 9:30pm unless otherwise specified.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated as per site rules. Masks strongly encouraged but not required unless children 5 or under are present.

Sun, May 22 – Cheese making with Lady Leonarda at Leonarda and Lady Helena’s house. (PM Leonarda or Helena for the address)
May 25 – Largess making, week 1 of 2. There will be yarn and other supplies to make cords, hem handkerchiefs, etc. Or bring your inkle loom, lucet, or whatever else you might want to make largess for the current crown.
June 1 – Largess making, week 2 of 2. Continuation of largess making in order to complete any open projects.
Sun June 5 – Shire potluck picnic and camp Shield Wall making day at Lucy’s house, 12-4 pm
June 8 – Fun Facts about the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215. Discussion about what it is and why it still matters.
June 15 – Shire Medieval Game Night with Lord Ishmael (Chess), Lord Nicolo (Cards), and m’Lord Gleep/Ralph (Mongolian). We will play games.
June 22 – How to prepare for Pennsic with Baroness Sinn (with virtual component by Lord Aurri)
June 29 – Newcomers night, lead by Lady Helena, Chatelaine, and Lady Leonarda, Deputy Chatelaine

February 2022 A&S Schedule

Please note that all in-person activities are cancelled at the moment. Atlantia will reassess on February 4th, and the Shire will follow guidance from Kingdom regarding activities at that time. Check our Facebook page to stay up to date with any changes.

Activities for February are as follows:

  • Wed. 2/2 – The Great Fire, parts 1 & 2. The first two parts of a three-part documentary on The Great Fire of London. Many thanks to Bran Mydwynter for the suggestion!
  • Sun 2/6 – Winter Uni Confab (6 – 7 pm). An after University virtual get together to discuss which classes everyone took and what we all learned.
  • Wed 2/9 – The Great Fire, part 3. The last part of the three-part documentary.
  • Wed 2/16 – Elements of Byzantium. The amazingly talented Bran Mydwynter is again treating us to his new manuscript class. If you have not yet been to one of Bran’s classes, you are truly missing out. I promise that you will learn stuff and look at manuscripts in a whole new way.
  • Wed 2/23 – Shire Bardic Madness. A bardic event with three challenges: (1) Limericks; (2) Roxstars!; and (3) Period FakeOuts. Despite the Shire themes, all are welcome to join!
    • Challenge 1 will begin with brief instruction from Lady Ela on drafting the BESTEST limericks. This part is very new person friendly! And you can write it on the spot.
    • Challenge 2 is a chance to show your Shire pride.
    • Challenge 3, pieces that sound period but are not or that begin in period style but something goes awry. Basically, it is a chance to be creatively anachronistic!

Except for the Great Fire documentary, all A&S activities will be held at the usual Shire link at https://meet.google.com/vwn-gvet-pgo