Fell & Fair Interview

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Please enjoy this excerpt of an interview with Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair. Zan is a brilliant fan and student of Tolkien and his works and his company makes unique products that are rooted firmly in an accurate knowledge of Tolkien and his works.

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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

“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 an avalanche of gifts, nor was it the day I…

Tolkien’s Often Missed Reference to Good Friday in The Lord of the Rings

In the quotation above, Tom Shippey gives us a window not only into the brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world-building prowess, but also into its striking and easily missed subtext. Tolkien’s point to which Shippey refers comes after The Return of the King chapter (“Mount Doom”) in which Frodo and Gollum (against all their desire) destroy the Ring,…