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Pleasures Poetry

Alcohol

#fowc #alcohol

A heady brew

lightly ferments

creating a liquid

of powerful punch

happy days

on the day this stewed fruit

lands into the bottle

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Christmas Cooking Food Historical Victorian writing

The plum pudding paradox

#socs #closeeyesandpoint

A Christmas Pudding – Too early ? (C/o Bing)

Above, you’ll see a picture of a ‘traditional’ plum pudding, eaten at dessert time around the table at Christmas time….before anyone goes ballistic….i’m following the rules of the previous challenge – and it just happened to fall on the page on the origin Christmas puddings

So, when did the craziness start inky?

Those in the know state it kicked off as a wheat porridge with fruit in the 14th Century. Veggies might not have liked this however – as recipes varied – having additions of beef, mutton or even porpoise

(Not to be enjoyed if you have veggie suet in your christmas pud!)

Three centuries later – they thickened the mix with breadcrumbs and eggs – and Dried fruit and your Christmas spices of cinnamon and nutmeg were added – alas – no plums. In 17th Century Yorkshire – they ate it for Breakfast (Not a bad idea)

We eat the Victorian edition of this classic today – No Meat, but spices, fruit, sugar and flour (oh and booze!). Usually after a suitable pause after the Christmas Dinner.

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Poetry

A thought on Flight

#Poetry #Flight #writeclub

Photo by Sam Willis on Pexels.com

like a host of enthusiastic raindrops

passing the window with colour

like an apple and pear

racing to reach the grass below

like that fruit

falling into a copper pan and resting on a pie crust

like a host of travelling blossoms

moved along by the wind

like a worm dropping

from a newly owned nest

like a bird hopping off a roof

to catch that worm

like a suitcase on a travelator

on a brand new expedition

like a new adventure

under sunny skies, off across the sands

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Cooking Food Poetry Schooldays

Jam Roly Poly

#food #baking #pudding #jam #custard

Egg Sugar Flour and Butter

combine with fruit for something after tea

a little thing that’s fruity and sweet

with a layer that’s simply utter

delicious, flavoursome and buttery

its the fruit covered layer – that gives it a swirl

served up with custard its hard to beat

a childhood favourite – why not give it a whirl ?

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Cooking Food Fruit Garden Nature

A fruity San-San

#fruit #tree #pie #San-San

Growing against the stone tudor wall

hanging fruit ripens for the pie

coming from the tree but once a season

the fruit answers the cooks call

as over the garden young birds do fly

could this be why its baked with haste

there could be no other plausible reason

to deprive the feathered friends a taste

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit

Banana mania (Revisited)

#coloryourworld #cyw #fruit #banana #yellow

Born out of a tree

A yellow skinned treat

Nice between two slices of bread

Also appreciated by young uns in a cake of some sort

Note though whether in a cake or not – they’re great with custard

A note of caution – don’t eat the peel – they’re not like apples

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Colours Fruit

Atomic Tangerine

#cyw #atomic #tangerine #fruit

A sensation

Thats what i guess you would call it

Out of the fruit

Many segments of zingy fruit

In a haphazard

Circular formation

Tangy on the tongue

as you bite on the segments

navigating your way to the juice

great explosions as the segments

empty their flavoured cargo

round the mouth

its like an orange – but some say they’re

nicer than that, and easier to peel

expect smiles around the fruit bowl when the kids get home

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit

Apricot

#CYW #Apricot

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com

A fruit smaller than its cousin, the peach

people say its not as hairy, but tasty nevertheless

reactions – some say its just right – others say wheres the rest of it ?

its nice on its own, or in a yoghurt or even with cereal

craziest thing of all – you can get them in a packet – dried

of course, you don’t have to eat them dried

then again why would you want to?

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Food Poetry Sweets

Combination

#Fowc #combination

some call it a recipe

others a mixture

several ingredients

coming together in a bowl

to form the perfect pudding

and it isn’t the flour , butter or eggs

that are the star of the show

or even the fruit thats gone in or over it

no – this is a team effort

served up on a serving spoon after the chicken dinner

key question – anyone for custard?

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Acrostic Food Fruit Poetry

Core

#wordpressprompts #fruit #food #core #acrostic

Call it what you will – but its vital to the life cycle of an apple

Out of the fruit and thrown away – there is no tree

Rotten fruit on the grass turning to mush

Exceptions come when you’re eating – the middle bit doesnt taste nice