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Acrostic Eating Food

Wizardry

#Discover Prompts #Food #Dish

6th April 2020

While i was busy sketching away

in the kitchen, dad was busy

zipping around with tomatoes and beef

and creating a wonderful dish, based

round the pasta shells that were

dancing away in boiling water, and a little olive oil

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Acrostic Food

Toastie

#Discoverprompts #Food # Toastie

Salford, Sunday 5th April 2020

To many, it’s better than Sunday Lunch

Over the country, they’ve been cooking under the grill

A combination of Ham and Cheese, and sometimes tomato

Sitting under the grill and combining to make a

Totally tasty treat

Instantaneous flavour from bite to bite

End to scrumptious end

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Animals Food

Deep

#SoCs #Deep

Salford 4th April 2020

It’s hard to really appreciate the dish

without taking some time over it

the fish – had been swimming with others

free to explore – developing

evading all predators –

from the polar bear in the north

to the seals and penguins in the south

all to be caught by a net

trawled to a port and

cooked up by a chef

battered within an inch of its old life

in oil so hot – it almost leapt onto the plate

and served by a waitress, Annette

while eaten by the regulars with chips and peas

its eaten by the gastronome

with lemon and tartar sauce……Flavour? DEEP!

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Childhood Food Growing up Schooldays

Amount

#Fowc #Amount

I remember when i was little

you could get a whole load of jelly beans

for a single silver coin

but as i got bigger

while the rainbows remained the same

that silver coin lost its sheen

as the silver coin you handed over

got you half the bag you got a year before

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Food Poetry

Ode to a Crispy Fish

Salford, 6th March 2020

Oh, what a wondrous life you must have led

swimming up and down the waters of the British isles

caught in the sailors net and frozen

before meeting a factory bandsaw

Brought back to life in the kitchen by butter and oil

dressed in lemon , dill and breadcrumbs

or even the chefs special batter

sharing a spot with potatoes and peas

roasted mashed or fried ?

while escapees swim free for the day

you put a smile on the customers face

as you’re devoured alongside your side platters

with a drop of tartar sauce

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Colours Food Fruit Garden

Granny Smith’s Apple

#CYW #Grannysmithsapple

Salford, 29th February 2020

Grown for many years , from the fruit trees in the garden

really fresh and juicy apples got picked at springtime

and used in a variety of ways

now, sometimes – they were chopped up and used in a strudel…

next time, they’d be mushed up and served up with a sunday roast

your preference ? stuffed with sultanas and served with custard!

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Food

Fish and Chips – Kind Of

fish in parsley sauce – impressionist by inky.

The noble fish sat on my plate

hadn’t had a battering

it had been enjoying a bath like Cleopatra

getting all warm and tasty

Upon leaving the path it was

wrapped up in a coat of green

to enhance its wonderful flavour

and rested on a bed of buttery potato

And while it lay there in on the plate

lying in its luxury

a cohort of peas stood on a potato ridge

to keep it safe from wondering eyes

But alas all were devoured

in the haze of white and green

grappled apart by trident and sword

by the chef and his guests

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Food

Flipped

#Pancakes #Pancakeday #Shrovetuesday

Tuesday 25th February 2020

For years, they’ve been doing this

launching a layer of thinly cooked batter

into the air with

precision and height – could you say it was

perfect ? maybe – but that all comes from the

entry of the pancake – back into the pan

drizzle of lemon and a bit of honey ? just the way to finish

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Beach Colours Food

Golden

#CYW #Gold

There’s nothing better than a summer sky

warm coloured tones of

corn or wheat growing in the farmers field

or maybe the thought

of sinking your toes into warm golden sands

before dipping them in the sea

breakfast dinner or tea – wonderous eggs

dipped with bread soldiers

for an afternoon feast

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Acrostic Cooking Food Pleasures Poetry

Spaghetti

Salford 3rd February 2020

#food #acrostic #spaghetti #bolognaise

Spaghetti : Image from stock art created by Inky Using Painter Essentials 7

Sent headlong into the boiling water

Pasta long and thin took a bit of a hot bath

As it did, the concoction it was being served with

Gradually came together, as minced beef met up in a

Hot tomato jacuzzi with onion , carrot and mushroom

Eventually,

Turned out onto plates and sauce and pasta

Twirled together round a trident aided by a spoon

Italian cuisine turned out on Mancunian plates