Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2010.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

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

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched a little known subject in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.  A number of people indicated they would send me articles or class handouts at Gulf Wars but I have yet to get them. :-(

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A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty 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. I am especially interested in A&S papers.

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THLord Stefan li Rous  Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the ACCESSORIES section:

  •    Emeralds-art        "Emeralds Throughout History" by Lady Rutilia Fausta.

In the BEVERAGES section:

  •    ale-msg             Medieval ale.

In the CLOTHING section:

  •    Caligae-Boots-art   "Caligae – Roman Army Boots" by Viscount Sir Corin Anderson (KSCA, OP).

In the FOOD section:

  •    alnd-mlk-chs-msg    Period almond milk cheese.  Cheese and butter-like compounds make from almond milk.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  •    anchovies-msg       Medieval anchovies. Recipes. Yseult-chickn-art   "Yseult's Spit-Roasted Chicken with Wine and Herbs" by Mistress Yseult de Lacy. (humor)

In the PEOPLE AND PLACES section:

  • Charlemag-MPS-art "Charlemagne: A Military and Political Study" by Don Henry Fox.

In the PERFORMANCE-ARTS section:

  • The-Poet-art "The Poet" by Geoffrey de Barde.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  • Calontir-hst-msg Histories and stories of Kingdom of Calontir.

In the TEXTILE-ARTS section:

  • wool-combing-msg Wool carding and combing. History.

Here are some of the updated files for this month:

  • almond-milk-msg Making almond milk. Recipes. Deskinning nuts
  • apples-msg Period apples and apple recipes.
  • beer-msg Making beer, period beer and ale. Hops.
  • berries-msg Period berries and berry recipes.
  • elderberries-msg Medieval use of elderberries. Processing them and recipes.
  • enameling-msg Enameling techniques.
  • fd-Romans-msg Food of Classical Rome. Apicius.
  • fresh-cheeses-msg Fresh cheeses such as cream cheese and
  • cottage cheese. Non-aged cheeses.
  • Meridies-hist-msg Histories of the Kingdom of Meridies.
  • onions-msg Period onions. Scallions, shallots. recipes.
  • venison-msg Medieval and modern recipes for venison.

Copyright 2010, 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