[Sca-cooks] Stefan's Florilegium files for July

Stefan li Rous stefanlirous at austin.rr.com
Mon Jul 6 20:27:51 PDT 2009

Greetings to the Gentles of the SCA Cooks list,

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

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have  
researched a little known subject 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.

My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and I  
will accept updates or removal requests at any time. So you don't have  
to wait until you have that "perfect" article. You can update it as  
you learn more. In the meantime, folks can be learning from your paper  
and you might get some good, useful feedback. Even if your article has  
been previously published elsewhere, I'm happy to consider it. Not  
everyone around the Known World has seen your kingdom's A&S issue or  
your local group's newsletter. I'm happy to give credit to the  
publication where an article was first published by adding a notation  
to an article.

Several months ago I added an RSS feed to the Florilegium so readers  
could get ongoing, immediate updates for the Florilegium. This does  
take a fair amount of work each time a file is updated. If you are  
using this feature, please let me know so I know whether to keep doing  

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past nineteen 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 I call Stefan's Florilegium.

The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org

I have added an RSS feed for the Florilegium website. If you are  
already reading RSS feeds, please add the Florilegium RSS feed to find  
out when new and updated files as well as new features get added to  
the website. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, or Real Simple  
Syndication, it is a method built into many web browsers, and also  
available as a separate tool, which alerts you when the contents of  
your favorite websites have been changed.

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 out well. I am especially interested in  
A&S papers.

      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at florilegium.org

Here are the new files for this month:
In the CHILDREN section:
    Horsey-Toys-art     "Horsey Toys" by Lady Ryska Goodwyfe  
In the FOOD section:
    DYKIP-Food-art      "Did You Know It's Period? - Modern Medieval
                           Food" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
    DYKIP-Veg-Frt-art   "Did You Know It's Period? Part 2 - Vegetables
                           and Fruits" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
    chicken-legs-msg    Period dishes using (inexpensive) chicken legs.
    Meat-wo-Refrg-art   "Preserving Meat without Refrigeration"
                           by THL Giles fitz Alan
In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
    rhubarb-msg         Medieval uses of rhubarb.
In the HERALDRY section:
    pentagrams-msg      The case for and against allowing pentagrams
                           in SCA heraldry. It's history within the SCA.
In the HOME, SWEET HOME Section:
    Med-Lighting-art    "See What You're Eating: A how-to guide to
                           Period (600 CE - 1600 CE) lighting for the
                           feast table" by Master Bedwyr Danwyn.
In the PERSONAL CARE section:
    Birth-Control-art   Birth control methods of the Medieval and
                           Renaissance Ages by THLady Maimuna al- 
    sorrel-msg          Medieval uses of sorrel. Recipes.

Here are the updated files for this month:
    cook-ovr-fire-msg   Cooking over open fires. Outdoor feasts.
    fish-pies-msg       Period fish pies. Recipes.
    fruit-pears-msg     Period pears and pear recipes.
    lapidary-msg        Period and SCA gemstone cutting.
    rue-msg             Medieval uses of the herb "rue". Cautions.
    seafood-msg         Medieval non-fish seafood. Recipes.

Those headed to Pennsic, ought to take a look at the SCA-CAMPING and  
the PENNSIC sections in the Florilegium. There are all sorts of files  
there, from those to help keep you safe to those that are  
entertaining, such as:
    Eatng-Pennsic-art  "Eating in (Period) Style at Pennsic" by
                          Lord Bogdan de la Brasov, CW.
    Fire-Book-art      Baron Durr's Guide to Safe Fire Use.
    New-2-Pennsic-msg  Information for those new to Pennsic.
    P-Food-Safety-art  "Pennsic Food Safety" by Andrew MacRobb.
    Quest-f-Scotch-art "Quest for Scotch – A Pennsic Tale" by Philippa  
Copyright 2009, 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.


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