Greetings to those across the Known World!
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August describing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
I am off on pilgrimage to Pennsic next week. I will be camping with my household, SPCA, in section W10 which is down by the lake. If you are also going to be making this pilgrimage this year, please feel free to come stop by.
I believe I have lost my contact for the Middlebridge mail list in the Middle Kingdom, who was Kahlen since the email address I have for her is bouncing. If someone can pass on word to her to contact me, please do. Or if you are on that list and would like to be my backup representative for that list, or possibly my primary representative if I can't contact Kahlen, please contact me.
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
One of my prime concerns currently is to update all files to the new format which includes several new features such as making links "pickable" and some disguising of all email addresses to make it harder for the spammer's programs to harvest email addresses from this site. I support the execution of any convicted spammer. Yes, I am modifying all 1800+ files as fast as I can. This means that while I will continue to add new files each month, the usual amount will be reduced. However, as I update the files to the new format, I am adding any information I have waiting to go in a file, so there will be more updated files. Please let me know if you like the new format or have any suggestions.
Here are the new files for this month:
In the CRAFTS section:
p-petroleum-msg - Period use of petroleum. Crude oil.
In the PENNSIC section:
New-2-Pennsic-msg - Information for those new to Pennsic.
In the SCA-CAMPING section: camp-toilets-msg - Camp toilets for private camps.
Here are just a some of the updated files, usually those with the
largest amounts of new material:
almond-cream-msg - A sweet custard filling used in sotelties.
berries-msg - Period berries and berry recipes.
comfits-msg - Period candied spices and seeds. Recipes.
cordials-msg - Period cordials and liqueurs. SCA creations.
corsets-msg - Tudor and Elizabethian corsets. making them.
desserts-msg - Medieval and SCA dessert recipes. Sweets.
fruit-citrus-msg - Period citrus fruits. Recipes.
fruit-pears-msg - Period pears and pear recipes.
gingerbread-msg - Medieval gingerbread. Recipes.
ice-chests-msg - Using ice chests at SCA events. Disguises.
jalabs-msg - Drinks with a sugar or honey-syrup base such as Sekanjabin (Persian Mint Drink).
kumiss-msg - Mongol drink made from mare's milk.
marmalades-msg - Period marmalades and fruit jellies and jams
marzipan-msg - Use of marzipan (almond paste) in sotelties.
newcomers-msg - How to make newcomers to your group. comfortable. Integrating newcomers.
saffron-msg - Types of saffron. period uses.
soap-msg - Period soap and soapmaking.
spiced-wine-msg - Spiced wines. Hippocras. Recipes.
wine-msg - Medieval wines.
And for those going to Pennsic, take a look at the files in the PENNSIC and SCA-CAMPING sections for some interesting stories and history about the event and some good info about how to manage the camping at such an the event, especially if this is your first Pennsic.
Copyright 2004, Mark S. Harris.
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