Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
*Tharhîwon is a regular character in some of my stories - an orphaned elfling he was adopted by Frodo in The West when it became clear that he had no living relatives there. He has featured here in drabbles before - specifically those written for the Mulled Wine Challenges last year.
If they moved inland there would be no more of the seafood that had so delighted Uncle Sam. He had been so happy to find a whole new cuisine here, unknown in The Shire where the nearest salt water was many leagues away.
Scallops baked with breadcrumbs and cheese now always brought him to mind. And oysters. He couldn’t imagine eating them raw and so Adar had brought a recipe from Master Elrond’s kitchen.
“… poach gently then take a little of the cooking liquor…”
“Liquor? What liquor? You didn’t mention any wine!”
Ah well – there’d be fresh water mussels…