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
"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.
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 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.
In the FOOD-SWEETS-DECORATED section:
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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