breakfast, cooking, recipe


Boston Globe journalist by night, food blogger and writer by day.  I started this blog back in 2008 when a former coworker and I frequently swapped recipes and cooking/baking updates, and then she started a blog that I admired.  She encouraged me to do the same.

You’ve probably gathered from my blog’s title that I’m a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien.  I also love the Game of Thrones series, Jane Austen, and the Brontes, and I’m always on the lookout for interesting contemporary reads.  I live in the Boston area with Joe and our cat, Shnooky, and we’re all New York natives. Our other cat, Gandy the Grey, is the first Massachusetts native in our family. [Read more]