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Food Fruit

Tomato

Together on the vine they grow

Over time they develop

Making a change from green to yellow or red

As the colour changes so does flavour and sweetness

They can be eaten hot or cold, in soups, fried or grilled

Or cooked down and used in a pasta dish, or salad

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Food Poetry

Digestive

Definitely something to go with cheese

In a salad, with tomato and cucumber

Goes great in a picnic or lunch box

Even nicer when covered in dark chocolate

Some say, it’s the daddy of all biscuits

To others, the rich tea aficionados

Its a worthy opponent

Versatile whether with a hot drink, or on a meal plate or

Even in a pudding (like on a cheesecake base)

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Acrostic Food

The Art of a sandwich

Edible

Some say it begins with

a loaf of bread, nicely sliced – type – to your preference – two slices

next – comes the spread – butter, margarine, salad cream or sandwich spread

dedicated sandwich makers always go for the mayo

when that’s been applied, on goes the salad, lettuce cucumber tomato

If you fancy it, add olives or sweetcorn and then

cover it in your favourite meat before putting the top on

heavenly!!!!

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Eating Food Fruit Poetry Strawberries Treats

Fruit salad

Savor

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The Oranges sliced, sing on the plate…
they’ve been quite lonely as of late
all alone in their bowl of blue
looking quite bright – but with nothing to do

Now with apples, diced they share
bowls that cooks of note prepare
with other fruit from orchards near
and strawberries grown in the fields each year

In places, you may find some peaches or pears
(depending on what chef has prepared)
mixed up lightly so the fruit is served loose,
served up in its own syrup or juice.

Served up from a place that is quite cold,
so they stay fresh and don’t go old.
A lunchtime, brunch, or evening treat
that any child would love to eat.

And served up wi’ th’ fruit to make children’s dream
is a serving of custard, or better – ice cream!
All served up in a coloured round bowl
An empty dish is the little child’s goal.

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Acrostic Cooking Food Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Eggplant

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eggplant

Everybody cooking knows about the eggplant –

great addition to a stew – and staple of Mediterranean cooking

good baked in the oven , stewed or even in a soup

purple in colour – though some mistake it for black

liked by vegetarians for its meaty texture

a fruit of its plant, though its referred as a vegetable

nice to eat in a salad with a dressing

together with feta, olive oil, olives and tomatoes – a wonderful supper dish

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Cooking Food Fruit Poetry

Burnt Orange

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #BurntOrange

I’ve never got my head around this

from Lancashire to Yorkshire, from Spain to Greece

I’d sit in amusement

as master chefs who made the grade,

cooking food as a show,  Practicing their trade

toasting a poor citrus slice – within an inch of its life

(and occasionally catching the chef – causing strife)

presented with fish or meat with salad on wood –

it never really tasted how it should

the foodanistas would praise it constantly on the net

but do the same things at home – No – i’d bet

instead they post a falsehood on twitter

as burnt citrus isn’t tasty – it’s really quite bitter!

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Acrostic Colours Fruit Poetry

Orange

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Orange 🍊

an acrostic poem by brian f kirkham, for the color your world 🌎 challenge

 

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Overall, you’re a zesty little fruit

Ripened by the warm rays of the morning sun

At the point you’re ready, to come off the tree

Numbers of pickers come along – to protect you from falling

Great at breakfast time in a fruit salad, but just as good

Eaten at lunchtime as a healthy pudding.

 

Burnt Orange 🍊 another poem in the colour your world challenge can be found by clicking on the link.

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Eating Food

Dinnertime

#Napowrimo #Blogging101 #Food #Eating #Salad #Tomato #Chicken #Wraps

In response to the Challenge :

Dinnertime

Chicken Wraps – Easy enough to prepare

Wraps, Salad, Chicken, Sauce of Choosing

Want to challenge yourself – Cook and spice the chicken

If however you want this quickly use a prepared sauce

Don’t forget the Salt and pepper though…

Roll it all together in the wrap and give it a minute or two in the microwave …

Demolish in your own time 🙂

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Acrostic Food

Masterpiece

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Preparation from the Art Student a Must

Ingredients sourced from the finest grocery

Masterfully composed on the wholemeal bread

Meats combined with flavours of Spicy Sauce

Selected vegetables add to the flavour

 

Together they form a Medley

In the picnic box forming a flavour – all of their own

Making a Lunchtime treat for the local park in the sunshine

Everybody enjoying the concoction – but what to drink ?

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Food Poetry

Formation

Tomato (BF Kirkham 2012)

Oh Happy and Humble tomato!

In your youth you joined the ranks

of the horticultural army

labouring on your leaves

in the summer sun

Rewards a plenty

as the best recruits are picked

for display in a culinary tattoo

in a Salad or Pasta dish

Numbers in your ranks depleted

but new recruits appear

ready for a new assault

at the summers blue sky