Middle Earth Meals: Beorn’s Honey Bread

Hello dears! It’s time for another Middle Earth Meal. It was roughly around late July when Thorin and Company stayed at the home of Beorn. After their bout with the goblins and wolves, the Company found themselves without food, baggage or ponies. Since Beorn was one of the few people to live in those parts, […]

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Tolkien Timeline: Riddles in the Dark

Hello dears! Sorry for the long absence. It’s been a busy summer for us at Breakfast Second. But we’re back now and we have many fun posts planned for the upcoming weeks! It’s time again for another Tolkien Timeline post! This time we’re going to focus on Bilbo’s riddle game with Gollum and the finding […]

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Middle Earth Merrymaking: Hobbit Lithe Celebration

We’ve come to the end of Midsummer week. We started the week with Tarnin Austa, the elven Midsummer-esque fest. We’re ending the week with the hobbits’ version of Midsummer: Lithe. Lithe is a 3-4 day celebration centered around Midyear’s Day, which falls around the summer solstice. The fest starts with 1 Lithe, the day before […]

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Middle Earth Merrymaking: Elven Midsummer Fest

Tarnin Austa Veren! Joyous Gates of Summer! We’re happy to introduce a new feature focusing on the holidays of Tolkien’s world: Middle Earth Merrymaking! Tarnin Austa, meaning Gates of Summer (or more literally, in Sindarin: “Passage into Summer”) is an elven fest first celebrated by the elves of Gondolin. Tarnin Austa is thought to be […]

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Middle Earth Aesthetics: Billie Baggins

As some of you may know, the very first project we started at Breakfast Second was our Middle Earth Aesthetics (MEA) series. This project is a collection of aesthetic Instagram accounts based on modern day versions of characters from The Hobbit. Our goal with the accounts is to pay homage to the characters’ book-inspired interests, […]

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Tolkien Timeline: Company Arrives in Rivendell

Hello dears! We’ve decided to include a feature on our blog where we highlight the dates of significant events in The Hobbit, and possibly other Tolkien books as well. We’re going to call this feature: Tolkien Timeline and our first highlight is on the Company arriving in Rivendell. Early on in the pages of The […]

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Middle Earth Meals: Bag End’s Berry Tea Cakes

Welcome to Breakfast Second! We’re glad you’re here! We’re thrilled to be starting this blog so that we can bring the world of Tolkien to life, by highlighting the characters, languages, holidays, cultures, and food of Middle Earth. This first post will be one of many, focusing on recipes inspired by the characters and races […]

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