Stefan's Florilegium updates for January 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous provides updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2008.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

Here is a copy of my monthly Florilegium article for January, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

If you have written an article for a newsletter or you have a class handout or A&S paper, please send me a copy to possibly add to the Florilegium. This way folks across the Known World can learn from the work you've done. My preference is to get such items in Word or RTF format since then they are easily adapted to the various formats files are available in the Florilegium, but I can accept other formats.

Class handouts often are useable in the Florilegium as well. Since my policy is to accept updates, you can always replace such a handout with a more polished article later. In the meantime, folks can learn from your handout and perhaps you will encourage them to try something new or research a new area.

The two last months I have gotten bounce messages from both people who had signed up to forward this monthly article to the Trimaris list, Baroness Adsiltia and Jacquetta Grimaldi. I would appreciate it if someone would forward this message to the Trimaris list, and/or these two people. Or if there is someone on that list who would like to take over forwarding this monthly article there, please contract me. I don't think the Gentles of that list have been getting this article and some of them there might appreciate seeing it.

Best Wishes for the coming year!


A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past seventeen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ARCHERY section:

  • C-A-Basics-art - "Some Combat Archery Basics" by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, R.C.A., R.C.Y.

In the FEASTS section:

  • tasting-tabls-msg - Introducing people to medieval foods using food samples and tasting tables.

In the FOOD section:

  • pot-lck-ideas-msg - Menu ideas for pot luck feasts and revels.

In the FOOD-MANUSCRIPTS section:

  • Fadalat-art - "Culinary Abundance With Recipes with Medieval Variations". Translation by Susan Lord-Williams.

In the FOOD-BREADS section:

  • brd-manchets-msg - Small bread loaves of the finest white flour

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

  • armrd-turnps-msg - The medieval and SCA dish, armored turnips.

In the SCA-CAMPING section:

  • All-Sting-Con-art - "All Stings Considered" by THLord Conal Mac Nachtan.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • bread-msg - Medieval breads and grains.
  • placenames2-msg - More origins and meanings of SCA placenames.
  • rice-msg - Period rice. Recipes.
  • salmon-msg - Period use of Salmon. Recipes.
  • Spain-msg - Medieval Spain. Info. sources.
  • spice-mixes-msg - Period spice mixtures. Poudre Forte, Douce.
  • strawberries-msg - Period strawberries. Recipes.


Copyright 2007, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: ****