Recently read a post by Darcie Friesen Hossack wherein she refers to Hobbit Day, an annual celebration invented by her and her chefhusband, during which they not only watch a series of hobbity movies but eat hobbitly, that is, they devour seven meals, beginning with First Breakfast, and including [no surprise] Second Breakfast, and [very civilized, this] Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Supper.
I glommed onto the idea immediately. Any excuse for more eating.
Much to my own surprise, I rarely have First and Second Breakfasts but today, as I enjoy this first cool morning of summer while reading [and this is purely co-incidental; in fact it was the reading that accounted for the visit to her blog] Darcie’s book, Mennonites Don’t Dance, I find myself in the need of… something before Real Breakfast. [I dare you to read this book and not get hungry.]
So I begin as I begin most things, with tea. Blackberry, I decide. I go out to the garden and pick some leaves, the dew still on them. Then stir a teaspoon of bee pollen (fresh and local) into goat milk yoghurt and slather a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread with unpasteurized honey.
Later there will be eggs.
In fact, having made this admirable start, I may eat hobbitly for the whole day.
And I know just what I’ll bake for Afternoon Tea.
Here’s to the power of blogs and books and hobbits of course.
And not forgetting the dew on our tea leaves…
Second breakfast— egg with sauteed beet tops, leeks and jalapeno pepppers
Elevenses— a handful of grapes
Lunch— Roasted eggplant and zucchini salad with kale, garlic and purslane, drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil.
Afternoon Tea— Cherry Almond Torte
Dinner— Perogies with sauteed leeks and fresh garden thyme
Supper— Bison burger with green bean salad. (I think I got this backwards; I think supper should be a lighter meal than dinner… I have so much to learn about being a hobbit.)