73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions by Pearl Took

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An anthology of stories submitted for the September 2013 Challenge. The theme was "Special Occassions", and the challenge was to write a story that reflects a special time of celebration and be a recipe!fic. The prompt for the challenge was a type of dish and must be mentioned in the story.

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A Gift from Afar by Larner

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During the year Sam, Rosie, and Elanor spend in Gondor, the other children of Sam and Rosie have a most unusual minder.  And on the Birthday they entertain still another unusual child minder and her charges.

A crossover between LoTR, Mary Poppins, and Nanny McPhee.  A sequel of sorts to Why Mums and Dads Leave Home</i> and <i>The Ring-day Fete</i>.

Categories: Crossovers, Challenge Stories, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Hobbit: Brandybuck: Berilac, Hobbit: Gamgee: Bilbo, Hobbit: Gamgee: Daisy (Sam's child), Hobbit: Gamgee: Elanor, Hobbit: Gamgee: Hamfast (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Merry, Hobbit: Gamgee: Pippin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Primrose, Hobbit: Gamgee: Robin, Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (Cotton), Hobbit: Gamgee: Rose (the younger), Hobbit: Gamgee: Ruby, Hobbit: Gamgee: Samwise, Hobbit: Gamgee: Tolman (Sam's son), Hobbit: Gardner: Frodo Gamgee
Genres: Alternate Universe, Childhood, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Gapfiller, Short story
Places: The Shire: Bag End
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 3674    |    Read Count: 864
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 09/18/13    |    Published: 09/18/13
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Baking Day at Brandy Hall by Dreamflower

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Disappointed when a promised outing is cancelled, Frodo and Merry are treated to a morning of baking.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Other: Sauron/Annatar/the Dark Lord
Genres: Childhood, Family, Fluff, Recipe fic
Places: The Shire: Brandy Hall
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 2157    |    Read Count: 835
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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The Tart Taste of Summer by Dreamflower

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When Bilbo passes through Rivendell after leaving the Shire for the last time, he brings Elrond an unusual gift. ( A five drabble set, written for the September 2013 Challenge)

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Elrond, Hobbit: Baggins: Bilbo
Genres: Drabble or Drabble series, Friendship, Recipe fic
Places: Rivendell/Imladris, The Shire: Bag End
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 802    |    Read Count: 1117
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 10/06/13    |    Published: 10/06/13
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Dwarvish Customs by Alfirineth

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A slice of life story from the childhood of Elladan and Elrohir at the beginning of the Third Age.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Elf: Celebrian, Half-Elven: Elladan, Half-Elven: Elrohir, Half-Elven: Elrond
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: Rivendell/Imladris
Times: 3-Third Age: early
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 899    |    Read Count: 1164
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Kitchen Diplomacy by Erulisse

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Aragorn has been crowned and has wed his lady love. The elves who acted as her escort, along with dignitaries from many lands, will be feasted at the first State Dinner before they leave Gondor and return to their own lands. Arwen wants everything to be perfect for her family but is having problems getting the kitchen to understand the concept of uncooked vegetables. Exasperated, she calls upon Aragorn for assistance.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Half-Elven: Arwen Undómiel, Northern Dúnedain: Aragorn/Strider, Original Female Character
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: Gondor: Minas Tirith/Minas Anor
Times: 4-Fourth Age
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions
Chapters: 2    |    Word count: 6089    |    Read Count: 1504
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 12/27/13    |    Published: 12/27/13
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Of Spices and Stewed Goat by Rhymer

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Faramir receives an unexpected visitor in the wilds of Ithilien, leading to an afternoon of wine, cooking and memories.

Categories: The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Gondorian: Boromir son of Denethor, Gondorian: Faramir son of Denethor
Genres: Family, Recipe fic
Places: Gondor: Ithilien
Times: 3-Third Age: late
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 4262    |    Read Count: 849
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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A Hearty Meal by Linaewen

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The men stationed at Gondor's Nardol beacon outpost prepare their evening meal.

Categories: Challenge Stories, The Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Male Character
Genres: Recipe fic
Places: Gondor
Times: 3-Third Age: the War of the Ring
Warnings: None
Series: 73. 2013 September Challenge: Special Occasions, 77. 2014 January Challenge: Potluck
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 630    |    Read Count: 1253
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 02/01/14    |    Published: 02/01/14
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