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Middle-Earth Menu: “Fili’s Honey Almond Bars”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Fili’s Honey Almond Bars” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Fili and Kili are the sons of Dis, the daughter of Thrain II; therefore, they are nephews to Thorin II (Oakenshield). Both Fili and Kili wear blue hoods and play fiddles. Thorin cuts a fashionable rug by wearing a “sky-blue one with a long silver tassel.” You might recall that ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake”

“Belladonna Took’s Lovely Lemon Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar We’re going to skip over Bombur’s two requests for the moment and honor the dwarves who are asking for “more cakes—and ale—and coffee, if you don’t mind.” In my original cookbook, I envisioned this lovely lemon cake as a recipe handed down from Bilbo‘s mother, hence the name. I have pictured ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Nori’s Nutmeggers”

“Nori’s Nutmeggers” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The purple-hooded Nori is another one of those expendable dwarves. Robert Foster’s Complete Guide to Middle-earth sums him up as a member of the House of Durin and a member of Thorin and Company. That’s it. He apparently plays the flute. I believe he does not have any lines, but you can correct me ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: Ori’s Cinnamon Sticks

You might remember that Balin was featured in my last post. Balin was a kind dwarf who became rather friendly with Bilbo Baggins. He wore a scarlet hood and played a large viol. Relatively long-lived, he knew both Thrain and Thorin; eventually he settled in Khazad-dum where he became king. Unfortunately, he was killed by Orcs there—the Fellowship sees his ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies BLU-RAY GIVEAWAY!

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Tolkien Reading Day 2015: Middle-Earth Inspired Art by Joe Gilronan

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” – J.R.R Tolkien. The 10 words that for me started a love affair with the writings of Tolkien and in particular Middle Earth, 10 words that have shaped my art. In A Hole In The Ground On this most auspicious of days I find myself revisiting the writings of J.R.R ...

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WIN a Digital Copy of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

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Bilbo’s Special Ham and Eggs for Thorin: Tolkien Cooking

“Bilbo’s Special Ham and Eggs for Thorin” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Finally, after much discussion of what the dwarves have planned and why they need the assistance of this burglar (I mean, hobbit, sorry…), Thorin Oakenshield imperiously states that he likes “six eggs with my ham, when starting on a journey: fried not poached, and mind you don’t break ’em.” ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Balin’s Spice Cookies”

In my original cookbook, I had a section entitled “Tea-Time.” This chapter consisted of five “sweeties” and five “savories;” I had envisioned it as a somewhat large and friendly dwarvish gathering at Bilbo Baggins’ house after all of his dragonish adventures. Now, you may recall at the beginning of The Hobbit, that Bilbo was rather annoyed with the pesky Gandalf: ...

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