Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2011.

Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for February 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. 

Have you looked for a topic or an article in the Florilegium and not found it? If so, please let me know and I'll see if I can find and get permission to add such an article or convince someone to write one.

If you or your local group maintain an SCA or a related website, I would appreciate a link to the Florilegium or any of the sections under it.

Thank you to all who have taken the time to look at the ads when you visited the Florilegium and picked on one or two.  The Florilegium is completely supported by the ads that merchants are willing to run, along with a few donations. Unfortunately, I think because of folks using ad blocking programs, while the ad viewing count is going down, the number of hits on the site and the load on the servers is going up.                                              

Lastly, if you have any suggestions, questions, comments or criticisms about the Florilegium, please feel free to email me.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-one 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 called 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 research papers submitted as A&S entries.

The Florilegium now has an RSS feed for those who want an immediate alert when new or updated files are uploaded to the website.

Advertisements on the site pay for its upkeep. If you enjoy the Florilegium, please click on an ad or two whenever you are there.

     THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the BEVERAGES section:

  • N-Guid-Brewng-art  - "Yet Another Newbie Guide to Brewing" by HL Rory McGowen.


  • Grimfells-Ren-art  - A dog's viewpoint of the 2009 Grimfells Renasissance event in Calontir by Baroness Jenna of SouthWind, OP.
  • Ransom-Leylnd-art -  A dog's viewpoint of the 1999 Ransom of Leyland event in Calontir by Baroness Jenna of SouthWind, OP.

In the FEASTS section:

  • Med-Fsts-CPHP-art  - "Medieval Feasts - culinary creativity, pageantry, honour and prestige" by Lady Dominica de Zeragoza.

In the FOOD-BREADS section:

  • cheese-breads-msg  - Period cheese bread or biscuit recipes.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • beaver-meat-msg  -  Eating beaver and beaver tail in period.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  • Volunteer!-art - "Volunteers in the SCA" by Mistress Jane Beaumont.

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

  • Politics-SCA-art  -  "Politics in the SCA or Machiavelli never had to deal with THIS" by Ioseph of Locksley, OL, OP, &c.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  • Tin-Foil-Trag-art  - "Tin Foil Tragedy". A tale from Trimaris.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  •    Anglo-Saxons-msg    Anglo-Saxon history and culture.
  •    bag-cooking-msg     Using plastic bags to warm pre-cooked foods at SCA events. Vacuum food sealers.
  •    cider-msg           Apple and other ciders. Cider presses.
  •    dogs-msg            Dogs. Barding for dogs. dog collars.
  •    Lochac-hist-msg     History and description of the Kingdom of Lochac. (Australia, New Zealand)
  •    peaches-msg         Medieval peaches and peach recipes.
  •    rabbit-dishes-msg   Period rabbit and hare recipes.
  •    salads-msg          Period salads. lettuce, greens.

Copyright 2011, 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