Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for August 2006.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

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

I will be leaving for Pennsic in a few days. I will be staying with my household, SPCA, down by the lake next to the Orluk Oasis in section W10. If anyone would would like to drop by and discuss the Florilegium, or anything else, please do. Now is your chance to deliver any comments, suggestions or criticisms about the Florilegium directly to me.

I also will be teaching a class at this year's Pennsic on the Florilegium.

"The Florilegium - What it is and is not, it's history and why it exists. The useful and the weird stuff which can be found in the files. How it is organized and why. Also some useful ideas on how best to use it and various ways you can help with it".

Not knowing whether I would be able to make Pennsic this year I requested a class time too late to get it into the published Pennsic booklet. Alas, I have also been unable to contact the class organizer and find out the exact time and date for when it has been scheduled, but I requested a day early in the second week of the War. Please look for it in the newly added classes notices at the War and come find out more about the Florilegium.



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 ACCESSORIES section:

  • Signet-Rings-art - “A Brief Historical Summery of Signet Rings” by Lord Gustav Minnesinger.

In the CLOTHING section:

  • shoes-lnks - Links to info on medieval footwear by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

  • Bowling-art - “Bowling” by THL Dagonell Collingwood.
  • Cockstride-srt - “Cockstride” by THL Dagonell Collingwood.
  • Shove-Groat-art - “Shove Groat” by THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.

In the FEASTS section:

  • EK-Crwn-Fst2-art - Review and Recipes for a French-style feast for the EK Crown Tourny, AS 41 by Petru.
  • Of-Course-art - "Of Course It's 'Course'! Remove 'Remove'!" by Dame Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.

In the FOOD-BREADS section:

  • Ital-fnl-caks-art - "Italian Funnel Cakes" by Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad
  • Litle-Morsels-art - "Little morsels or biscotti from 16th cent. Italy" by Lady Helewyse de Birkestad.


  • cakes-msg - Period cakes and cake recipes.
  • Dresng-t-Dish-art - “Beyond the Soeltie: Garnished, Fringed, Dressed and Flourished” by Donna Serena da Riva.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • bev-water-msg - Water as a beverage in period.
  • birth-control-msg - Period birth-control.
  • camp-ovens-msg - Small period and SCA camp ovens.
  • chocolate-msg - History and description of early chocolate.
  • coffee-msg - Coffee and coffee-type drinks.
  • exotic-meats-msg - Period and SCA exotic meats. Swans, ostrich, crawfish, dormice, cat.
  • fd-Ireland-msg - Medieval Irish food. references. recipes.
  • flour-msg - Types of flour. Sources. Period flour.
  • galangale-msg - Period use of the spice galangale.
  • gourds-msg - Gourds, pumpkins, squash. Recipes.
  • greens-msg - Period cooked, leafy vegetables.
  • sops-msg - Slices of bread soaked in a sauce.


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
Austin, Texas

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