Stefan's Florilegium updates for December 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2006.

A Happy Yule Season to everyone!

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

If you are looking for gift ideas for someone with medieval interests or you yourself have friends or family who might like to get you something but they have no idea what might be good, there are a number of files in the Florilegium that have lists of gift ideas.

There are also a number of files in the Florilegium on Yule activities as well as food and drink ideas which would be appropriate for Yule Revels and even modern Yule parties and pot lucks.

If you have found the Florilegium useful or interesting, you might also want to consider making a donation using the donation button on the top page of the site this holiday season to help keep the Florilegium running. There are ongoing overhead expenses in keeping such a site running and since I've been unemployed since last May, any amount helps.



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. As I was laid off in May, any amount would help me keep this site going.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

In the COMMERCE section:

  • p-markets-msg - Medieval markets.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

  • Marbles-art - “Marbles” by THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.

In the FEASTS section:

  • Camp-Dinner-art - A small camp dinner of period foods for 7 people by Mistress Elaine de Montgris (known as 'Lainie).

In the FOOD section:

  • Medicinal-Fds-art - "Medicinal Foods of the Middle Ages" by Marija and Petr Kotok.

In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:

  • NW-Fds-Italy-art - “A time for change: new world foods in old world menus”, by Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

  • Bakng-w-Sugar-art - “Baking with Sugar in Renaissance Germany” by Lord Giano Balestriere.

In the RELIGION section:

  • Lent-msg - Medieval Lenten practices and restrictions.
  • Saints-Lives-art - “The Role of Hagiography in the Conversion of Western Europe” by Herr Detlef von Marburg.

In the SCA-STORIES section:

  • Gleann-Abhann-art - The birth of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann amid Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by Vallawulf Rurikson.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • brewing-msg - General brewing info and sources.
  • canning-msg - Use of canning in the SCA. Directions.
  • cheese-goo-msg - Digby's Savory Tosted cheese. melted cheese.
  • children-msg - Children in the SCA and period.
  • cook-ovr-fire-msg - Cooking over open fires. Outdoor feasts.
  • ironing-msg - Medieval ironing of clothes. Ironing tools.
  • meatballs-msg - Period dishes with meatballs.
  • stockfish-msg - Period preserved fish. Dried, smoked and salted fish. Recipes.
  • sumac-msg - Period uses of sumac. Identifying it.


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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