Lamb Chops with Guinness Glaze

DECEMBER 2018 BUNDLE Lamb Chops with Guinness Glaze by Emily Wert @QueenNellie1 Makes 8 servingsIngredients2 cups (16 oz) Guinness Stout1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 1/2 Tblsp coriander seeds, crushed*1/2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed*1/4 tsp salt16 rib lamb chops, “frenched” **Bring Guinness, brown sugar, coriander seeds, peppercorns and 1/4 tsp salt to boil in a 2…

Hobbit-y Herb Salad

Serves 8 Ingredients 1 small head butter lettuce 1 small head red leaf lettuce 1 cup baby arugula 1 cup baby spinach 1 cup watercress leaves 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped 2 Tblsp dill, chopped 1 pint blackberries Pansies or other edible flowers, if…

Tolkien and Christmas Wonder

DECEMBER 2018 Bundle Tolkien and Christmas Wonder by Dan Cruver “Well here comes Christmas! That astonishing thing that no ‘commercialism’ can in fact defile – unless you let it.” —J.R.R. Tolkien to his son Michael in a letter dated 19 December 1962 My most memorable Christmas growing up is not the Yuletide Day I received…

Exclusive Interview with Eurielle

November 2018 Bundle Exclusive Interview with Eurielle by Dan Cruver You grew up in Yorkshire, are classically trained, and now write and perform music influenced by stories of myth, legend, and fantasy. When did you realize that this is the direction you wanted to go with your music? I always knew; I was fascinated by…

Is “The Lord of the Rings” an Allegory?

November 2018 BUndle Is “The Lord of the Rings” an Allegory? by Joseph Pearce Originally published May 2016 The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. — J.R.R. Tolkien to Robert Murray, S.J. [1]   As for any inner meaning…