Stefan's Florilegium: Additions for May 2004

THL Stefan li Rous has posted this month's additions to the Florilegium. Greetings to the folks of the Known World,

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

I have also been working on the programs I use to help convert the basic files which are kept in RTF format into decent looking HTML code, which is what the web uses. Last spring I had a disk crash which took with it the programs I was then using. This new set of programs adds things such as a list of similar files which are real links and not just text names. It also makes most links clickable from the file. Unfortunately, the latter feature still has a few problems which I will fix in the near future. In the meantime, I wanted to start using this program on the new and upgraded files.

My records show that over 6000 different browsers were used to access the Florilegium last month. There is no way that I can test the results of my new program with this many systems. So, please take a look at these new files and if you have a problem, please let me know and I will see about fixing it. Also, if you have any suggestions about improving the format of the new files, including the graphics, please let me know.



A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past fourteen 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 series 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

Here are the new files for this month:

under COMBAT:
Sword-Fighting-art - "The Secrets of Sword Fighting! (Now they can be yours!)" by Duke Arthur of Lockehaven, MSCA, OL, OP.

under FEASTS:
Lenten-Fst-mnu-art - The menu for a small feast in Lent by Brekke Franksdottir.
Valentine-fst-art - A Valentines Day themed feast.

Under FOOD:
fresh-cheeses-msg - Fresh cheeses such as ricotta, cream cheese and cottage cheese. Non-aged cheeses.

flavord-sugars-msg - Period flavored, infused sugars.

fd-Sicily-msg - Food of medieval Sicily.

Med-Lighting-lnks - Links to medieval lighting by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

Med-Seals-lnks - Links to info on medieval seals and signet rings by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

And this month?s updated files include:

beets-msg - Period beet roots and beet greens. Recipes.
candied-peel-msg - Candied fruit peels. A late period treat.
cheese-msg - Medieval cheese. Recipes.
East-hist-msg - Histories of the East Kingdom.
figs-msg - Period figs. Period uses. Recipes.
indulgences-msg - Use of "indulgences" by the Church in period
leavening-msg - Period leavening agents other than yeast.
ME-feasts-msg - Middle Eastern feasts. sitting, serving.
pearls-msg - Period pearls. Use in jewelry and elsewhere.
poisons-msg - Medieval poisons.
pomegranates-msg - Pomegranate fruit, juice and seeds.
sauces-msg - Period sauces. Sauce recipes.
seafood-msg - Medieval non-fish seafood. Recipes.
spice-mixes-msg - Period spice mixtures. Poudre Forte, Douce.
sugar-msg - Sugar and other medieval sweeteners.
venison-msg - Medieval and modern recipes for venison.


Copyright 2004, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.


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