Frodos Dreme

Frodos Dreme

HOPE is the theme for June, and I have an easy, summery recipe to share with you. The simple, delicious taste of a beautiful fresh strawberry and pure heavy cream—two ingredients combine in a bowl to produce an almost spiritual, or even Platonic, representation of what food should be. Near the end of Peter Jackson’s…

Interview with Astrid Winegar

Interview with Astrid Winegar

Astrid Tuttle Winegar Author, Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving SoulsThis month’s theme is “Life in the Shire.” How could we possibly talk about life in the Shire without food? Right. So this month we’re introducing Astrid’s work in earnest. She answered some questions for us AND has three delicious recipes…

Bombur’s Pork-Pie

Bombur’s Pork-Pie

Our springtime theme is “Life in the Shire,” where we all may take Glory in the Ordinary. I will present to you a complete meal. This pie is requested by our beloved Bombur, as you might remember in The Hobbit. A lovely salad will follow, and we’ll finish our Shire meal with some delicious biscuits…

Bag-End Biscuits

Bag-End Biscuits

I don’t know about you, but I adore shortbread cookies. My husband Bob says he dislikes shortbread cookies because he thinks they are boring, but he likes these. It must be the icing and the intensely orange flavoring that make these not-so-boring. I make fun of my husband in my cookbooks all the time. I…