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Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor

The Feast of Gildor

I’ve been longing to celebrate Feast Week this year, and finally, it is my turn today. Whether it has been a busy day or you just want to enjoy the last days of summer (or enjoy the first days of spring if you’re living in the southern hemisphere), this easy meal will be perfect to celebrate the changing seasons. For everyone that wants to celebrate with us, the requirements for the Feast of Gildor are as follows: White bread, apples, cold mead or white wine, berries and fruit. Then after dark, if it isn’t cloudy, we appreciate stars: the Pleiades (Remmirath), Betelgeuse (Borgil), and Orion (Menelvagor).

After the hobbits had their first encounter with a black rider, they were lucky to come across paths with elves. Gildor invited the hobbits to join them for a meal:

“Pippin afterwards recalled little of either food or drink, for his mind was filled with the light upon elf-faces, and the sound of voices so various and so beautiful that he felt in a waking dream. But he remembered that there was bread, surpassing the savour of a fine white loaf to one who is starving; and fruits sweet as wildberries and richer than the tended fruits of gardens; he drained a cup that was filled with a fragrant draught, cool as a clear fountain, golden as a summer afternoon.

Sam could never describe in words, nor picture clearly to himself, what he felt or thought that night, though it remained in his memory as one of the chief events of his life. The nearest he ever got was to say: “Well, sir, if I could grow apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean.”

The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter 3: Three is Company

During my preparations for this meal, I stumbled upon this easy, yet brilliant, guide : How to make Apple Vases. I’m neither a wine drinker nor am I a lover of mead, so I ended up enjoying my meal with a cup of green tea. However, if you do want to enjoy a nice glass of wine, why don’t you try a bottle of MIDDLE-EARTH™ Pinot Gris? Its softly texture is a ” great wine for all occasions.”

Middle-earth News is going to celebrate Feast Week until Sunday the 29th September and there will be fantastic meals awaiting you each day, so stay tuned.

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One Comment

  1. Joseph Bradford says:

    The stars are dim due to the lights here in Las Vegas, but my daughter enjoyed eating dinner at the park tonight! Thanks for the suggestion!