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Food Fun Treats

Essence

#fowc #essence

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There’s something different

in the chocolate wafer i enjoy

with my cup of tea

Just beyond the layer of chocolate

its like a host of bees have been playing

creating perfect hexagons in the wafers

Not too sticky, and not too sweet

smell passing the nose

wafts of honey with each individual chomp

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Beach Childhood Food Poetry Seaside Tradition Treats

Chips by the beach

#childhood #beach #memories #Blackpool

Childhood reminiscences

held by a moment

in grease proof paper

positioned in a way – that

seagulls didn’t spot the hidden treasures

barmcakes by Blackpool prom ?

yearly occurance – on the days they’d be testing the lights

toasty hot – fresh out of the fryer

helpings of salt and vinegar a must – but

every sauce under the sun is available for a small silver coin

By the seafront wall

enjoying the taste of battered cod and chips

as the waves gently lap against the sand

coming in ? the sea enquires – sorry i say, i’ve just got

hot – Maybe tomorrow…..as a tram passes by

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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

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I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

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Acrostic Christmas Treat Treats

Stollen

Stollen : created from Stock Art in Painnt,

Something seasonal served

traditionally in the festive time

of the twelve days of christmas

like mince pies – they’re filled with fruit, but

like christmas cake – there’s a layer of marzipan in

every icing sugared slice

naughty or nice ? a treat after the christmas dinner

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Acrostic Chocolate Colours Food Treats

Chocolate

#Chocolate #Food #Colours #CYW #Brown

Captured in a colourful shell
heavenly scented semi solid seen
on confectioners shelves everywhere
crafted by masters of the art and poured
over delicious treats such as strawberry or hazelnut
locking these flavours in for a time, but
as the shell is exposed to the slightest of heat
the shell cracks open – and the flavours
escape – enjoy

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Chocolate Christmas Sweets Treats

Post Christmas Pressies

#Christmas #Hidden #Sweets

7th January 2019

I received an extra present yesterday.

I’d been wandering what dad was going on about when he mentioned an extra present at the end of Christmas time

I’d enjoyed seeing the brightly coloured baubles on the Christmas tree, especially the new larger ones. They were twinkly inside. I just guessed they were part of the decoration

Time came and each of the baubles came off the branches of the tree

and Dad told me of his secret….The twinkly baubles actually contained SWEETS. The foil wrapping reflected the lights off the tree

and in one of the big round baubles , all coloured red was my special surprise – a bag of vanilla fudge.

Stop press….it’s not just my dear old dad hiding stuff in baubles. My provider of hot chocolate has been at it too…delivered on 7th January. so now there’s another metal bauble for the Christmas tree.

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Acrostic Freedom of Expression Halloween Treats

Mystery

Mystery

All Hallows eve, Salford 2017

Maybe it was a ghost that paid a visit

yesterday – but if that’s the case

some ghost has a taste for cocoa and cookies

taken from my suppertime plate

each cookie now resembling a crescent moon

reduced levels in the cocoa mug

yes its a puzzle – whodunnit ?

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Acrostic Birds Cats Food Treats

Crumble

Salford 22nd September

An Acrostic in response to the Daily Post….

Crumb

Cakes and puddings

Resolutely rounded off, their memory occasionally left

Under the dining room table – a veritable feast for the domestic

Mouse, guinea pig or hamster who help themselves to the

Bits of topping  missed by mum or dad

Look out , underfoot – and

Expect to find a very happy pet indeed – eating the crumbs

 

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Animals Photography Travel Treats

Cees Fun Photo Challenge – E

elephant

#CFFC

This week, the challenge was to find pictures with words with two Es in them. So, to start off – here’s an artwork, created by me from a stock photo from google.  It’s an African Elephant – and its recognisable by its two big ears!  I chose this to begin as they reminded me of my first visit to Chester zoo…i still have the mug!

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Living in Salford, meant my first trip to the Zoo to see the Elephants was by coach down the A roads and motorways to get there.  Later on, i travelled by car with mum , dad and my little sister, it was an FSO – built like a Jeep , so this model is perfect as a replica!

I enjoyed walking around the enclosures , and seeing the big cats and the chimpanzees

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And here’s one of some Cheetahs , some of the big cats at Chester Zoo, alongside the Lions and Tigers and Leopards, (there was even a panther there!)

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Buildings Food Transport Treat Treats

Structure

 

Structure 

Saturday afternoon tea

toasted tea cakes have to be done just so or

right royal rumpuses will take place

up on the fine China service

choice bites of savoury stuff are

taken from the porcelain platters

unless you’re of a certain age…as

raspberry fancies meet a swift but happy end.

every wonder served on a tiered plate…lovely and tasty.