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Colours Poetry

Eggplant

4th January 2020

Everyone our way knows it as an aubergine

grilled and served up with

grated cheese and tomato

purple tinge to its black skin – never known once grilled

leaping to life in any greek dish

and lipsmackingly wonderful on a summers day

note though – best served with oil and herbs

tastes wonderful with a drop of house red

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Acrostic Christmas Festive Food Memories

Bubble and Squeak

#fowc #food #christmas #leftovers

Salford, 26th December 2019

By the time the pans were in the sink

undertakings of the Christmas leftovers were being sorted out

bird of the day stripped down to its carcass and

boxed up – and placed in the refridgerator

like the vegetables left behind from the feast

everyone knew what was for tomorrows dinner

Sizzle – went the pan – as meat and vegetables combined

quickly in motion with the aid of a bit of oil and butter

unlike the meal before it – this had a flavour all of its own

encompassing all its ingredients and perhaps one or two more

as the smell of the concoction – drifted on the cold winter air – leaving the

kitchen and wafting under the noses of everyone nearby

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Abstract Food

Barbecue

#Fowc #Barbecue

Painting - Sausages on a Grill

Best Beef Sausages

Are happily sizzling over

Roasting hots coals

Beefburgers drip hot fat in

Expectation of sizzling onions

Currently cooking on a skillet, while

Up on the far table – next to the sesame seeded buns

Every kind of sauce and relish imaginable – they’ve even got Curry!

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Acrostic Cooking Poetry

Nebulous

Salford 19 September 2019

#fowc #nebulous

Noted – you’re in a bit of a haze over this…but

every cloud has its silver lining

born out of a culinary experiment that went amiss

up to the adding of the popping candy, everything

looked fine – till the batter mix leaped

out of the pan and landed on the ceiling

up you look, as a cosmic array appears above

should you leave it there ? or clean it up ? – That’s up to you.

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Food Poetry

Raw

Six Raw Carrots on a Blue Cloth
Six Raw Carrots (image by inky)

#Fowc #Raw

Really – eating some things just taken out of the ground ?

Avoid doing it at all cost…even carrots need a

Wash before you start eating them

Reality is – not cooking them – keeps the nutrients

And also the Vitamins and Minerals

While they might taste nicer cooked – they’re better this way

Root Vegetables, need a little preparation

And fruit from the tree can just be picked while ripe

While meat and fish – need some attention from the chef

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Food Poetry

The Amateur Cook

Image by Tumisu @ Pixabay

In response to https://patriciasplace.me/2019/07/24/in-other-words-improvise/

Late night concoction

Brought together from an idea

Leftover pasta brought back to life in a pan

with butter, onions, pesto and carrot

Served up for lunch in a bowl

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Animals Food Poetry

Spill

#Fowc #Kitchen #Spill

Some say “You can’t cry over spilt milk”

put into context – when that milk

is in a chocolate pudding – and its

landed on the kitchen floor – tears will flow as

lapping it up – instead of you – is your pet pussycat

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Acrostic Animals

Battery

#FOWC #Battery

Built from the farmers imagination

A number of hens laid a dozen eggs each

The effort was stored in tiny little cells

Then used to power the cooker that

Each egg was cooked on

Revolutionary! cried the farmer

Yelping as he consumed the hot fried eggs

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Food Home Photography

Challenge 30 – No10

Food…..or should I say Foooood!

I could be some time with this particular part of the challenge !(sic)

I mean where to begin – I’m a bit of a foodie. I enjoy my food – not just the meats but the pasta and vegetables as well. Christmas time sees a smorgasbord of delights, from Spiced Ham to cheesy pasta bakes – not forgetting of course Christmas pudding and Battenburg Cake

My Nephews are partial to a bit of Jelly and custard at Christmas, and for the adults aside from the Christmas pud, there’s usually the Content for a trifle on the go. But this year they helped make something really special – a tray of gingerbread men…now I don’t know if any of them escaped the Christmas table but one or two of them definitely did a disappearing act…

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Cooking Food Poetry

Human shaped

Salford 21st December 2018

Expectant faces watched as

Mum and dad mixed the ingredients in a bowl

And as the mix formed and rolled out on the table

Eager hands aimed to create a family

Out of gingerbread

Dad looked smaller than mum

Whilst James loomed over his little brother

But all were smiling

As they took their place

On the branches of the family Christmas tree