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 […]

Read More

What Wood an Elf Do: How to throw an Elven Feast

It’s time for a new category here on Breakfast Second: What Wood an Elf Do. This category will feature a look at the culture and traditions of Middle Earth’s immortal race. We’ll have posts on everything from Elven astronomy to how to write in Tengwar (the Elven script). In this post we’re going to teach […]

Read More

Meet Me in Middle Earth: Flower Drying with Billie

Hello! Billie Baggins here. The kind folks at Breakfast Second are allowing me to write a post, so I’m going to show you one of my favorite summer activities: flower drying. The process of flower drying is very simple, really. So, I’m going to give you a short step-by-step guide! Step 1: Choose your flower. […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More