Greetings to SCA folk across the Known World!
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for July, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
As usual this should be going out to all the kingdom mailing lists, whether directly from me or through various representatives. I like to have backups for these folks in case they are off on vacation when I send out this message or otherwise occupied with that thing called "a real life". I believe I need some backup representatives for the following kingdoms, Atlantia, Caid, Drachenwald, Ealdormere, Meridies, Outlands and Trimaris. These folks would hold my message and send it on to the list only if the message didn't appear from the primary kingdom representative. I definitely do not want to spam a list with multiple messages or if it is unwanted there.
If you are interested in helping out in this way, please contact me by email.
As usual, I am always looking for good, interesting articles for the Florilegium. This could include a class handout or an A&S paper or contest documentation if they will stand alone without the class or the actual A&S object.
If you have an idea for an article that you would like to see in the Florilegium, I would appreciate that as well. Perhaps someone is just waiting for an article idea or two.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past sixteen 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.
For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the overhead costs of keeping the site running.
THLord Stefan li Rous
Here are the new files for this month:
In the COMMERCE section:
- silk-road-msg - The silk road medieval trade route.
In the FEASTS section:
- cookng-grains-msg - Cooking grains in quantity.
In the FOOD section:
- whey-cheeses-msg - Cheeses such as ricotta made from the liquid left after making other cheeses.
In the FOOD-SWEET section:
- pulled-sugar-msg - The case for and against pulled/spun sugar being period.
- rice-pudding-msg - Period rice puddings, both savory and sweet.
- snow-msg - "Snow", a white, creamy confection often served with wafers.
Here are some of the updated files.
- absinthe-msg - A cordial made with wormwood.
- bread-for-fsts-msg - Baking and buying bread for SCA feasts.
- burials-msg - Period funeral practices.
- cider-msg - Apple and other ciders. Cider presses.
- dayboards-msg - SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day meals.
- feast-serving-msg - Ideas for serving feasts. How to organize.
- fowls-a-birds-msg - Period fowls and birds. Period Chickens.
- fresh-cheeses-msg - Fresh cheeses cream cheese and cottage cheese. Non-aged cheeses.
- frittours-msg - Period fried breaded foods. Recipes.
- fruit-quinces-msg - Period uses and recipes for quinces.
- ham-msg - Period ham. Modern sources. Recipes.
- mustard-msg - Mustard seed in period. sauces. recipes.
- plums-msg - Period plums and plum recipes.
- rotten-meat-msg - Comments on the "they used spices to cover the taste of rotten meat" myth.
- sauces-msg - Period sauces. Sauce recipes.
- taverns-msg - SCA and period taverns.
- verjuice-msg - Medieval verjuice. Modern substitutions.
- vinegar-msg - Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.
- waterbearing-msg - Water and beverage distribution at events.
Copyright 2006, 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
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****