This is my Florilegium article for February 2018


A Blending of the Past and Present


Over the past twenty-seven years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists, facebook groups, and articles whose authors have given me permission to publish. 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:


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.


If you see someone's A&S documentation or perhaps an article in a local newsletter that you think deserves a wider audience, please let me know. I won't publish anything without the author's permission, but many authors are too reserved to send me their articles on their own.


THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at


Here are the new files for this month:

In the ENTERTAINMENT section:

Poch-Germ-CG-art "Poch" by Meister Konrad Mailander, OP. A 15C German card game.

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:

Fruit-Jam-art (6K) 2/ 4/18 "To Preserve Fruit (Fruit Jam)" by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the FOOD-MEATS section:

Ap-Fools-Rec-art (5K) 10/ 1/17 "Recipes for April Fools" by THF Dagonell the Juggler. (Did they really eat this)

Chick-Dmplngs-art (5K) 10/ 7/17 "Chicken Dumplings" by Mistress Leoba of Lecelade.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

Gingerbread-3W-art (9K) 12/ 4/17 "Gingerbread Three Ways" by Lady Ysabel de la Oya.

In the HOME, SWEET HOME section:

Birch-Brk-Bxs-art (8K) 12/ 8/17 "Decorated Birch Bark Boxes from Novgorod" by HL Marya Kargashina.

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:

Int2Puppetry-art (10K) 1/29/18 "Introduction to puppetry" by Lady Nidda Ridarelli.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

Wr-Birch-Bark-art (5K) 11/18/17 "Writing on Birch Bark" by Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina, OP.

In the STRUCTURES section:

Covenham-Pav-art (19K) 11/ 4/17 "The Cauonham Pavilion" by Lady Linnet de Covenham. Building a 14th C pavilion.

In the SCA-INC section:

SCA-IRS-You-art (32K) 12/ 7/17 "The SCA, the IRS and You - A Guide to Charitable Donations for U.S. Members" by Mistress Tetchubah of Greenlake, O.L., O.P..

In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:

Party-Safety-art (15K) 12/ 6/17 "Party Safety in the SCA" by Briatiz D'Andrade, O.L., O.P.


Copyright 2018, 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.