March 25th Launch

March 25th Launch

March 25th. A special day in Middle-earth. We re-launched our website on March 25th. Not a random day. 🙂 Enjoy this little video from John, and our posts this month based on the themes surrounding March 25th!  

Tolkien’s Hope-filled Wonder

Tolkien’s Hope-filled Wonder

The Professor’s Legendarium launches us onto action-packed paths, full of suspenseful adventure. But there is so much more afoot as we head out with the Company. Join John Pletcher, a lover of literature and all things Tolkien, as he interviews John Sowers, a fellow-lover of Tolkien, a creative author, and a thoughtful activist (John founded…

Sam’s “Welcome Back” Cake

Sam’s “Welcome Back” Cake

A celebratory confection for very special occasions Lemon Cake with Mascarpone-Lemon Curd frostingYield: Makes 12-16 servings Lemon curd 3 cups sugar 9 lemons 6 eggs 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) Cake 6 large eggs, separated 14 tablespoons sugar 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour (sifted, then measured) 1/4 teaspoon salt   For lemon curd:Grate…

Elanorellë Rolls

Elanorellë Rolls

These rolls are a routinely demanded favorite from Sam & Rosie’s firstborn (Elanorellë was Sam’s pet name for his daughter) Yield: Makes 24 rolls 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup water 1/2 cup shortening (butter flavored) 5 cups flour, divided 1/2 cup sugar…