Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2008.

Greetings to the Gentle Folk across the Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for October describing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

If you are a newsletter editor and would like to get this monthly article several weeks in advance of my posting it to the Internet so that you have time to put it into your newsletter, please email me.

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I am always interested in new articles for the Florilegium. If you have written any articles for a local newsletter or papers for A&S contests or class handouts, please send them to me. My policy is that copyright remains with the author and I will take updates at any time. This means that you don't have to wait until you are an expert or your paper is perfect. In the meantime, the rest of us can be learning from the work you have already done.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past nineteen 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. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work out well.

THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:


  • SC-Outlandish-msg - A pirate themed Siege Cooking competition at the 2008 Outlandish event.
  • siege-cooking-msg - A cooking contest where teams are given min. time, ingredients to create a meal.

In the CRAFTS section:

  • cast-cutlefsh-msg - Casting pewter using cuttlefish molds.
  • decor-rivets-msg - Decorative rivets for leather, armor.
  • Pyrography-art - "Pyrography" by Lady Lillian the Wandering Artist. (woodburning)

In the FEASTS section:

  • ME-Refrsh-Tbl-art - A Middle Eastern themed refreshment table by Urtatim at Mists Coronation. Recipes.

In the FOOD section:

  • rec-tim-pray-msg - Period recipes using prayers for timing.


  • Feudl-Gourmet-art - A list of the Feudal Gourmet pamphlet series by the Madrone Culinary Guild.

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:

  • currants-msg - Medieval currants. Red or black currants, not "raisins of Corinth".

In the PERSONAL CARE section:

  • cough-powder-art - "A Powder for the Cough" by Lady Elinor Strangewayes.
  • Scented-Oils-art - "Making Medieval Style Scented Oils & Waters" by Metressa Jadwiga Zajaczkowa.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  • Aten-hist-msg - Histories of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
  • bees-msg - Period beekeeping.
  • casting-msg - Casting pewter and other metals.
  • Fadalat-art - "Culinary Abundance With Recipes with Medieval Variations". Translation by Susan Lord-Williams.
  • fd-Iceland-msg - Food of medieval Iceland. Recipes.
  • fd-Morocco-msg - Food of medieval Morocco.
  • frittours-msg - Period fried breaded foods. Recipes.
  • frumenty-msg - A period cooked grain dish, often barley.
  • Oertha-hist-msg - Histories of the Principality of Oertha.
  • persona-msg - Persona development. Ideas of Persona.

Here are a few seasonal files that can be found in the Florilegium:

  • Autmn-Holidys-art - "Autumn Moons and Holidays" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.
  • Halloween-art - "Halloween, Medieval Style" by Lady Muireann ni Riordain (Jessica Wilbur).
  • Halloween-lnks - Links to Halloween and its origins by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.


Copyright 2008, 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

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