Day Four - World Building Blogfest!
OMG! Food. It features quite prominently in Return of the Crown. Working magic, or manipulating the Light, in Aigerach saps a lot of energy from those who practice the Light Arts. If they are using magic, they sap their energy stores and are very hungry. So, Ravyn and Connor are both very hungry...most of the time.
This fact has been noted by a couple folks who reviewed Return of the Crown...
...I've taken to rubbing my stomach when I'm hungry and saying, "Time to feed the beast." - Trailbladers (Amazon)
...Another unique element was the many references to, and celebrating the acts, of eating. When you're done reading, you might just say to yourself, "I need to eat, and soon." - Rich (Amazon)
One of the tasty treats Ravyn comes to enjoy are Honey cakes. I envisioned a cross between granola and sticky buns. Because of this blogfest, I went in to the kitchen to see if I could make something close to my vision. I took a cup of Trader Joe's multi-grain baking mix, sprinkled in some Bare Naked Vanilla Almond Granola. Added a spoonful of Coconut oil, an egg, some almond milk and of course lots of honey. I poured it into a pan and baked it at 350 for about 15 minutes. Topped the whole thing off with more honey, so it'd be sticky : ) Look how cute it turned out!
I think if I played around with the recipe, I could have something even more similar to what I'd envisioned. As it is...it sure is tasty! (Please excuse the smacking lips).