[SCA-AE] Stefan's Florilegium files for July
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Jul 10 03:01:04 EDT 2006
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
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.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
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
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
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 Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
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
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.
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 Austin, Texas
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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