Welcome to Middle Earth

Get your Lord of the Rings fix here with the various realms of Middle Earth. From the beautiful rolling moors of Hobbiton to the towering forestland and waterfalls of Rivendell, anything that is is part of JRR Tolkien’s stunning series will be found on this page.

Stores Boards

(aka charcuterie boards…or adult lunchables) All throughout the series there are moments where the characters (be it on film or in the books) are in and out of people’s stores. For those of you who don’t know what Stores are in a historical context here you go: Stores are where food and items needed to […]

A Proper Fry Up plus bonus Buttermilk Pancakes!

“Down in the lowest and most sheltered corner of the dell they lit a fire and prepared a meal.  The shades of evening began to fall, and it grew cold.  They were suddenly aware of great hunger, as they had not eaten anything since breakfast; but they dared not make more than a frugal supper.” […]

Fresh Bread with Homemade Butter: a Lord of the Rings Recipe

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scrapped over too much bread.” – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring While I know that Bilbo was talking of growing old and the odd feeling of being pulled in every direction by responsibilities that one does not want to bear, but I cannot help but […]

The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien: a Book Review

Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins, of the Bag’s End Bagginses, is minding his own business when Gandalf the Grey comes to visit.  As a flustered Bilbo invites Gandalf to tea the plotting wizard marks his door with a symbol: “Burglar wants a good job, plenty of excitement and reasonable reward”. Soon 13 dwarfs arrive at the house […]