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Feast Week, Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil (Night 2)

Feast Week, Day 6: The Feast of Tom Bombadil (Night 2)

Having taken both Tom Bombadil feast nights, I wanted to switch up the second meal with something that incorporated a lot of the ingredients while keeping it in a different vain from the previous meal. For […]

Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil

Feast Week, Day 5: The Feast of Tom Bombadil

This year I chose to do both Tom Bombadil feast nights because I liked the idea of challenging myself to make two separate amazing meals. The Bombadil feast nights are one of my favorites. It […]

Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast

Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast

Welcome to day 4 of Feast Week! In The Lord of the Rings, September 25 is the day the hobbits arrive at Farmer Maggot’s. “In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer […]

Feast Week Day 3: The Feast of Gildor

Feast Week Day 3: The Feast of Gildor

The third day of Feast Week  brings us to The Feast of Gildor. The hobbits are continuing their journey to Bree and are feeling scared after their first encounter with a black rider: but then […]

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors

‘ When they had walked for about three hours they rested. The night was clear, cool, and starry, but smoke-like whisps of mist were creeping up the hill-sides from the streams and deep meadows. Thin-clad […]

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Happy Hobbit Day! September 22, it’s a grand day and holds a lot of meaning for Tolkien fans around the world as both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share their birthday today. This also marks the […]

Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day!

While many around the world will be celebrating the first day of Autumn this September 22, those of us whose hearts dwell in Middle-earth regard it as a day of special magnificence. Both Bilbo and […]

My Own Shire: Dig in and Plant an Herb Garden

My Own Shire: Dig in and Plant an Herb Garden

One of the most iconic images of the Shire is seeing Hobbits out and about tending their gardens. Having been to visit Hobbiton back in 2012, I can attest to the location’s beauty. Their gardens […]

My Own Shire: Living a Hobbit Life in the Modern World

My Own Shire: Living a Hobbit Life in the Modern World

When I ask those around me which place in Middle-earth they prefer, I often hear, “The Shire”. With its sweeping green views and cozy Hobbit homes, it’s no wonder it captures the hearts of so […]

Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

No Man’s Land is the latest novel written by Professor Tolkien’s grandson, Simon Tolkien, it has been published last June 30 by Harper Fiction, 100 years on from the eve of the battle at The Somme when […]