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Middle-Earth Menu: “Springle-ring Punch”

Well, we are back to Middle-earth (and occasionally Narnia) now, after a busy vacation. Nothing makes you pine for home more than being on a long trip, especially one that spans the universe. The second half of my original cookbook was all about events in The Lord of the Rings, so I’ll continue there with more hobbit dishes, as well ...

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Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium”

Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m imagining the Millennium Falcon household consisting of three people for awhile, in a sort of cozy, cooperative alliance. Pair it with the Yoda Pods from last week if you need to feed four people. Although the recipe is presented in three parts, one person can easily put it all ...

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Narnia Menu: “Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry”

“Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The four Pevensie children share a few hours with the Beavers in their snug little home on top of a well-managed dam (“Merely a trifle!”). There’s beer, bread, and butter, “hams and strings of onions hanging from the roof,” and Peter and Mr. Beaver manage to catch some fish. You know from ...

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Narnia Menu: “The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll”

“The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar After Edmund had his treacherous encounter with the White Witch and returned through the wardrobe, all four children eventually end up returning to Narnia. They meet up with the Beavers. Mr. Beaver and Peter catch some fish; Mrs. Beaver boils up some potatoes. My next post will take care ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Chicken Salad Cups for Gandalf”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Chicken Salad Cups for Gandalf” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I have a feeling you all know tons of juicy tidbits about Gandalf, so I won’t bother to mention anything about him. In The Hobbit, the “bewildered and bewuthered” Bilbo suspects that Gandalf “Seems to know as much about the inside of my larders as I do myself!” Undoubtedly. ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Dwalin’s Ham Tart”

Middle-Earth Menu: “Dwalin’s Ham Tart” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our final dwarf wore a green hood and played the viol. Dwalin is another character who is relatively non-fleshed-out, though he apparently settled in Erebor (or the Lonely Mountain) after all was said and done. He is also Balin’s brother. Besides confusticating and bebothering Bilbo Baggins, not much else is known ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Dori’s Salmon Tartlets”

“Dori’s Salmon Tartlets” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar And now we will continue with the savory dishes served at Bilbo’s grand, but down-to-earth, tea party for his dwarf friends. Dori wore a purple hood and played the flute. Perhaps he performed in a trio with Bifur and Bofur (both of whom wore yellow hoods, incidentally), who both played clarinets. Dori is ...

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Narnia Menu: “Edmund’s Downfall”

Narnia Menu: “Edmund’s Downfall” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Let’s take a break from Middle-earth and visit Narnia again. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the rather grouchy Edmund Pevensie encounters the White Witch, who offers him a hot drink. At first, you might casually assume this is some sort of hot chocolate, but C. S. Lewis specifically says ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Kili’s Marmalade Buns”

“Kili’s Marmalade Buns” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Well, you’ll recall that Kili wears a blue hood and plays the fiddle in The Hobbit…and that might be all you’ll recall about him from the book. Then there’s the film version of Kili. I remember when casting for the Peter Jackson films was first announced a few years ago and photos were ...

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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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