Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hobbit Feet + Bearclaw!

 Rushing through breakfast; we head to the bedroom, hastily applying fake hair to our feet using eyelash glue. Well, I wasn't, anyway ;).  Brandishing our garb we head to the Mazda 3; our excitement tingling our bodies, all the way to our toes! Alas, we had to attend a Lunch party at my cousins dwelling. Upon reaching there, we discover that the Calgary Comic Expo (Saturday) was completely full! It was so packed that the Fire Marshall's had to banish people due to the overpopulation of Elves and Batmen.

 A melancholic cloud hung over us, me especially. What sort of devilry would dissuade us from sharing our wonderful Hobbit treats with the world! No super-sweet lemonade. No 50 dollar sketches from Comic Artists and Animators. No Stan Lee! No! We will not give up without a fight. As we head to the Comic-Expo with a little ray of hope shining on our heads. We walk (Barefoot) to the BMO hall, with no tickets on hand (All sold out!); we diligently walk to to entrance. A crowd of big-folk pass us, in great awe of our appearance they hand us their Day Passes. Allowing us entrance to the Expo!


Expo pics tomorrow!


Anywho, Food time! Here's a freshly baked Bear Claw Danish from the WildeGrainz Artisan Bakery situated at Inglewood. Enjoy!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Us Hobbits, and A Hot Dog!


 Do you ever miss the sound of rain, or the smell of dew that it leaves behind afterwards? Have you ever experienced the joy of flavours that drizzle down your gullet? Have you ever had the best god damn hot dog you've ever tasted? No? Well Tubby Dog is the place for you!

 I present to you, the Augustus Ceasar VI! If this does not slay that hobbit appetite of yours, who knows what will!? Courtesy of Tubby Dog.

"A Bacon-wrapped Classic dog on a bed of Romaine Lettuce. Topped with Ceasar Dressing, bacon bits, crutons and finnished with parmesan cheese."

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lembas Bread! Nomnom.

Lembas Bread! The nourishing elven snack that fills a grown man; quite filling indeed! Now, that may satiate a  man's hunger, us hobbits though...we tend to eat a lot more than most would imagine. Elevensies anyone?

Here's a test recipe that me love and I made. It may not be perfect but it is quite darn delicious!

2 1/2 cups of Plain Flour (you could also use Semolina Flour if you'd prefer it to be more nourishing ;P)
3 Eggs, well-beaten
8 tbsp/1 stick of Butter
2/3 cup of Milk, or Half & Half
3/4 cup of Wild Honey
1/3 cup of Golden Sugar (optional)
1 cup of Ground Almonds
2 tsp of Orange Flower Water (optional)
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1 tsp of Almond Extract
1/2 tsp of Cardanom (optional)
2 Tbsp of Lemon Zest

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Chop butter into Flour, mix until the Flour turns Crumbly. Add the eggs.

3. Add Sugar, Honey, ground Almonds, Extracts, Cardanom, and Lemon Zest into mix.

4. Add Orange Flower Water if using, and Milk/Half & Half. Stir with fork or knead with hands until dough begins to take shape.

5. Begin kneading the Dough, adding more flour if the Dough is still sticky.

6. Roll the dough to about 1/2-1 inch thickness.

7. Cut out 3-4 inch squares. Place unto cookie sheet, lightly Criss-Crossing each square.

8. Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly Golden.

9. Wrap with  leaf of a Mallorn tree! Or just use a Banana Leaf.