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Acrostic Drink Poetry

Cordial

#Fowc #Cordial

Crafted from the finest grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants

Out of the copper kettle it came

Reinforced with herbs and spices , not forgetting the sugar

Drank in a ceramic mug

It’s something to be enjoyed either hot or cold, but

As its Autumn, and Winter is around the corner

Likelihood is you’ll be warming your fingers around the mug holding it

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Poetry

Orchestrate

#Wordpress Prompts #Orchestrate

10th April 2020

The pan – the arena

for potatoes carrots and cabbage

to star in a theatrical number with the humble tomato

dancing around in a pool of delicious stock

releasing flavours and aromas into the air

stock cubes and herbs await stage left

but their arrival has to be timed right

as the vegetables dance and dive around

developing taste in the pan

when all is ready – the final act….

diving headlong into the porcelain soup dish

where a brown bread cob is waiting.

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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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Poetry

Skimp

#fowc #skimp

Silly to go overboard , wi the cost cutting

Keeping the budgets down

Isn’t going to improve that recipe, you’re

Making in the kitchen

Pepper and Salt ? Where’s the rest of the seasonings ?

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Food Poetry

Take me there

Authentic

give me a taste of italy

wi fresh pasta, tomatoes and herbs

make that sauce sing

serve it up with

grated Parmesan and lemon

and juicy green olives

taking me to Napoli or Bologna

without the need of a plane ticket

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Acrostic Colours Cooking Food

Asparagus

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Asparagus

asparagus

As far as I know, I’ve never seen your flowers

Some gardeners I’ve spoken to say they’re white, some say yellow

Perhaps they’re both right – but its your green stalks that

Attract the cooking fraternity , as you bathe in butter and herbs

Rolling around the pan developing your flavour

Adorable little stalks, who when departing from the pan are

Going to be joined in a mix, with Parma Ham and an Egg

Until you’ve been eaten – the critics would never understand

Some would say – you’re only good for soup, but the diners know better.