This is my Florilegium article for January 2017


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 ACCESSORIES section:

Market-Wallet-art "The Market Wallet - A Canterbury Faire token" inspired by Lady Jeneur le Geline, notes by katherine kerr. (A period carrying sack)

In the FEASTS section:

frugal-feasts-msg  Saving money when cooking SCA feasts.

In the FOOD-FRUITS section:

Pine-Apples-art    "Pine Apples and Oak Apples" by Mistress Agnes deLanvallei.

In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:

Lamdsknecht-F-art  "Landsknecht Cooking" by Meisterin Felicity Fluβmüllnerin. A 16th C camp meal.

In the FOOD-SWEETS section:

Itakhiyya-Pud-art  "Delicious Itakhiyya Pudding" by Magister Galefridus Perregrinus, OP.

In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:

Byz-Oliv-Cur-art   "A Byzantine Olive Cure" by Magister Galefridus Peregrinus, OP.

In the SCRIBAL ARTS section:

Char-Drw-Stks-art  "Make your own period art supply!" by Unnr in elska á Fjárfella. (charcoal sticks)

In the TEXTILE ARTS section:

DF-Card-Weav-art   "How to Card Weave Letters, Numbers, or Designs" by Lady Elena Hylton.

Adv-Sprang-art     "Advanced Sprang Techniques" by THL Eva vanOldebroek.

In the TRAVEL section:

M-Pilgrimages-art  "A Few Thoughts on Pilgrimage" by Lady Mevanou verch Reys Yriskynit.


Updated files:

clothing-MN-msg    Maternity and nursing garb.

apples-msg         Period apples and apple recipes.

baklava-msg        Period baklava-like layered pastries.

birds-recipes-msg  Bird recipes. Squabs, pheasants, quail.

clocks-msg         Medieval clocks and concepts of time.

codpieces-msg      Codpieces. Making and fitting them.

cook-flowers-msg   Cooking with flowers. Medieval flower dishes

early-books-msg    Early books. Construction, size.

lamb-mutton-msg    Medieval lamb and mutton. Recipes.