We tried a shortbread type lembas yesterday, lemon in there sounds good. I'm thinking it should be denser, maybe some ground oats?
I did a Tolkien birthday party for my kids a few years ago (last year was Harry Potter) and found all sorts of recipes for fun. Seed cake was with caraway. Lembas was a lemony shortbread of sorts. Thank goodness for Google 🙂
I've always thought of seed cakes as likely poppy seeds, like a lemon poppyseed muffin.
"The books we love while young contribute to our development as individuals in no more imaginary a way than learning to ride a bike or the first day of middle school does. The enjoyment they yield, in other words, is not empty: these books play a part in the formation of our memories, the pattern we discern as our lives unfold, and therefore help to constitute our very selves. Hazlitt says this explicitly: 'In reading a book which is an old favourite with me (say the first novel I ever read) I not only have the pleasure of imagination and of a critical relish of the work, but the pleasures of memory added to it.' In fact, re-reading one’s favorite books can serve in some ways as dreamlike time travel, or even an otherwise impossible bilocation, in which we can—for a brief moment—simultaneously put one foot in our past and another in our present."
I'm spending some time with old favorites this week, experimenting with this sort of "bilocation." Currently on the third volume of James Herriot's four-volume series, and realizing the extent to which reading those as a child made me determined to...keep sheep.
A few years ago, I realized several correlations between my family and the Ingalls family... I realized that in a very roundabout way I *am* Ma Ingalls, I suppose because I read those books so many times that they became part of my psyche.
I honestly love reading profound, wordy, and difficult old books!
SC StephanieCarney and Tina Wilson - this looks like a good article.
We've been renting beach houses in the Outer Banks--almost always Frisco--for 25 years. This one has the best-equipped kitchen ever. But I have never YET rented a house that boasted a biscuit cutter. #writersonvacation #obx #isthisthesouthornot?