Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2010

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

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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:

  •    hds-liripipes-msg   Medieval hoods and liripipes. Patterns.

In the FEASTS section:

  •    lunch-feasts-msg    Ideas and recipes for warm weather lunch feasts with limited kitchen facilities.
  •    Taste-o-Calon-art   Recipes from the "Taste of Calontir" tasting table at the Calontir Jubilee Celebration provided by Mistress Kateryn de Develyn.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  •    Filts-Galtyn-msg    Fillets in Galentyne. Meat in a thickened sauce. Recipes. Comments.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

  •    panforte-msg        A medieval Italian, sweetened, spiced dessert bread similar to fruitcake or Lebkuchen.

In the PEOPLE AND PLACES section:

  •    Prestor-John-msg    The legend of Prestor John.

In the SCA-EVENT-PLANNING section:

  •    event-bells-msg     Ringing bells at events to indicate time or scheduled activities.

In the SCA-INC section:

  •    Ldy-n-Waiting-art   "Top 10 Tips for being a Lady-in-Waiting or a Guard to SCA Royalty" by Duchess Mary-Grace of Gatland.

Here are some of the updated files for this month:

  •    bananas-msg         Period bananas. When and where known.
  •    belts-msg           Medieval and SCA belts and baldrics.
  •    books-food-msg      Books about food. Not cookbooks.
  •    candied-fruit-msg   Period candied fruit. Recipes.
  •    coffee-msg          Coffee and coffee-type drinks.
  •    cosmetics-msg       Period cosmetics and skin care.
  •    fd-Africa-msg       Period food of northern Africa.
  •    fish-msg            Medieval fish dishes. Fish in the SCA.
  •    fruit-citrus-msg    Period citrus fruits. Recipes.
  •    grains-msg          Medieval grains. Recipes. Cooking.
  •    marrow-msg          Getting bone marrow. Recipes with marrow.
  •    patterns-msg        Sources for clothing patterns. Altering mundane patterns.
  •    rose-water-msg      Where to buy. How to make. Rose-water uses.
  •    sops-msg            Slices of bread soaked in a sauce.

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