Middle Earth Merrymaking: A Baggins’ Birthday

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton… A notice appeared on the gate at Bag End: no admittance except on party business. When it comes to birthdays, Hobbits don’t take the […]

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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 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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