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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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. […]

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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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