Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2007.

Greetings to the Gentle Folk scattered across the Known World,

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

I am always looking for new and interesting material to showcase in the Florilegium. This could anything having to do with the Middle Ages or the recreation of those times, from a short article you wrote for a local newsletter to a Master's Thesis. Yes, there is at least one in the Florilegium. Class handouts or Arts & Sciences documentation can also work well, if they can stand alone without the class or the object that they are supporting. Since I take updates at any time, either of these could be replaced with a more formal article later. In the meantime, others will find them useful and you may get suggestions and additional documentation to improve your work.

If any of you are going to be at Gulf Wars next week, please consider dropping by and visiting. I will be camping with the Barony of Bryn Gwlad which will be camping across the road from the Ansteorra gate. I will also be teaching my class about the Florilegium twice and my hands-on pewter casting class. The first will be in the class area and the second in the Artisan's Row area.



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 CLOTHING section:

  • cl-12C-Woman-art - "The Wardrobe of a 12th Century Frankish Noblewoman" by Mistress Roheisa Le Sarjent.

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

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


  • candied-fruit-msg - Period candied fruit. Recipes.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

  • Cucumbers-Hst-art - "Medieval and Ancient History of the Cucumber" by Ian of Oertha.

In the HERALDRY section:

  • Voice-Herldry-art - "How to be a Voice Herald in 42 easy steps!" by Lady Eleanor Cleavely.

In the TEXTILE-ARTS section:

  • sprang-chrono-art - A chronology of the art of sprang weaving by Medb ingen Dungaile.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • brd-mk-sour-msg - Breadmaking - Period sourdough bread recipes.
  • candy-msg - Period candy. Recipes. Candied fruit peels.
  • cookbooks-SCA-msg - Cookbooks written by people in the SCA.
  • fd-Italy-msg - Period Italian food. Cookbooks.
  • p-spice-trade-msg - The period spice trade. Routes, methods.
  • p-marriage-msg - Period marriage.
  • p-pigs-msg - Medieval pigs. Differences from modern pigs.
  • rec-in-verse-msg - Period recipes written in a verse format.
  • roast-pork-msg - Cooking pork roasts. Medieval recipes.


Copyright 2007, 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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