[Ansteorra] Stefan's Florilegium files for December 2011

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Dec 14 21:48:24 PST 2011

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

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

My apologies for this being late this month. I got laid off in early  
December from what I thought would finally be a secure job for me and  
have had to switch into job search mode again. I am also switching to  
using NeoOffice Writer instead of Word. It is optimized for the  
Macintosh platform and produces cleaner, smaller HTML code for the  
website. However, it did mean re-writing my HTML processing program  
that I use to post-process the HTML files for publication on the  
website. If this causes a problem for you with the new files, please  
let me know.

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have  
researched something in our period or you practice a little known art  
or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others  
to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers  
written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such  
an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the  
Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.  Word  
format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please  
consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this  
help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers  
find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus  
might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

A Happy Yule to all!

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-one 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 collection of files called 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. A&S documentation and class  
handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in  
research papers submitted as A&S entries.

Advertisements on the site pay for its upkeep. If you enjoy the  
Florilegium, please click on an ad or two whenever you are there.

      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at florilegium.org

Here are the new files for this month:
In the BEVERAGES section:
    Chocolat-Mead-art   "Chocolate Mead aka Liquid Sex Mead" by Lord
                           Rhys, Capten gen y Arian Lloer.
In the CLOTHING section:
    Bliauts-art         “The Mysterious Bliaut Revealed” by Mistress
                           Enid d’Auliere, OL
In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:
    Viking-Bed-art      "Design and making of a 10th century Viking
                           bed" by Lord Rhys, Capten, gen y Arian Lloer.
In the PENNSIC section:
    P-Thngs-To-Do-art   “Things To Do At Pennsic” by Lady Katharine
                           of Caithness.
    What-s-Pensic-art   "What is Pennsic?" by THLady Hrefna  
In the TEXTILE ARTS section:
    Bayeux-Tapsty-art   "Bayeux Tapestry: A Brief Overview" by
                           Lady Eleanor Ravenild.

Here are the updated files for this month.
    cookbooks-SCA-msg   Cookbooks written by people in the SCA.
    Presrvd-lemons-msg  Dried, pickled and salted preserved lemons.
    salt-msg            Medieval salt production and use.
    spice-storage-msg   Period and modern spice storage.
    tent-floors-msg     What to use on the ground in your tent.

Since we are entering the Yule season, here are a few seasonal files:
    apples-cinn-msg     Period recipes which include both apples and
    bread-pudding-msg   Period bread pudding.
    Christmas-art       Medieval Christmas.
    Sugarplums-art      "Visions of Sugarplums" by Mistress
                           Renata Kestryl of Highwynds.
    St-Nicholas-art     Article on the St. Nicholas traditions.
    T-H-Dreidel-art     "The Hannukah Dreidel" by Lady Meliora
    Toys-in-th-MA-art   "Toys in the Middle Ages" By Lady Margritte
                           of Ravenscroft.
    wassail-msg         Spiced cider and ale drinks. Traditions.
    Yule-msg            Yule celebrations.
Copyright 2011, 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 listed 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          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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