Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2007.

Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,

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

If you have written an article for a local SCA newsletter please send it to me to consider putting it into the Florilegium. Let more than just your local group take advantage of the time and effort you spent researching and writing your article. My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and I will accept updates or removal requests at any time. I want to get good articles out where all in the SCA can use them. Let's stand on each other's shoulders and together advance our knowledge of the Middle Ages.

If you are a newsletter editor, remember that there are a number of short articles in the Florilegium which make good articles for newsletters. Most have the needed permissions at the end of the article.



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 BEVERAGES section:

  • Orng-Lmn-drks-art - "Orange and Lemon Drinks of Summer" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis, CE.

In the FEASTS section:

  • ingred-lists-msg - Posting ingredient lists at SCA feasts.

In the FOOD-BREADS-GRAINS section:

  • boulting-msg - Sieving meal to get various grades of flour.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

  • caviar-msg - Medieval caviar and fish eggs. Recipes.
  • shrimp-msg - Medieval shrimp recipes.

In the FOOD-VEGETALES section:

  • Tomatoes-art - "Love, Death or Mere Curiosity? The Tomato in Renaissance Europe" by Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds

In the SCA-CAMPING section:

  • sheetwalls-msg - Using sheetwalls to separate encampments.

Here are some of the updated files.

  • butter-msg - Period butter. Making butter. Butter churns.
  • gums-resins-msg - Period use of plant gums and resins. Myrrh, mastic, frankincense, camphor.
  • pig-heads-msg - Cooking, displaying or otherwise working with pig's heads. Real and artificial.
  • porridges-msg - Period porridges and gruels.
  • Russia-msg - Russian and Kievian Culture and language.
  • seafood-msg - Medieval non-fish seafood. Recipes.
  • serving-soups-msg - Serving soups at SCA feasts.
  • songs2-msg - More songs.
  • spice-storage-msg - Period and modern spice storage.
  • steaks-msg - Period grilled steaks. Descriptions.


Copyright 2007, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listing in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.


THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas

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