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Acrostic Cooking Food Poetry

Cup-a-Soup

#fowc #instant

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Instant gratification

noodles and vegetables

swimming in a flavoursome pool

tasty little number brought to life by the

application of just the right amount of hot water

now – don’t forget – stir it up or you’ll find

there’s lumps at the bottom of your cup (you dont want that)

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Cooking Food

Simmering

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Something sensational was coming from the Kitchen

in seconds the waft of chicken , ham and vegetables

made its way through the ground floor and

moseyed upstairs to tell my senses

everybody – grab your eating irons – its ready

rendezvousing with crusty bread and salt and pepper

in a combination you will

never forget – a total culinary triumph

got to warn you though – its just out of the pan…watch the bubbles

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Cooking Food Seasons

Chicken Soup

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#octpowrimo #soup #chicken

Its been cooking on the hob for a while now

blue gas flames keeping the cooking going

while the flavours mingle and merge

the star of the show has been bathing in a warm bath

while her co-stars have been cooking in the broth

carrots and onions, parsnip and turnip

together with the occasional green

regional variations see peppers and tomatoes

and perhaps the addition of garlic

(just don’t tell the seniors – that ain’t “northern”)

pearl barley or noodles give it bulk

served up in a bowl with warm crusty bread

a definite antidote to the retreating mercury

and the weather outside

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Family Food Poetry

Return

#writephoto #return

He had to come back

He’d completed his journey

Hopping over sands and hills and dales

He enjoyed the vast open planes of the grand canyon and

Hot desert plains of the sahara

However, something was calling him back, so he

hiked across the hills from the local airport, where

at home , mum and dad were waiting

his reward ? crusty bread and Home made soup

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Acrostic Colours

Orange

An acrostic on the colour orange (or is that the fruit orange)

Of course, you all know this colour – its the colour of the fruit

Red meeting yellow in the paint mixing pot

As the two colours come together – colour of

Navel and Seville

Greet you as it hits the paper – its not just in fruit though

Expect to see it on the spice rack or the soup dish

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Cooking Food 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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Food Fruit

Tomato

Still life tomato : Captured by Inky.

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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Colours Photography Poetry

Color Red

A selection of stuff, taken by me during photography classes

submitted for Cees Fun Foto Challenge

Starting from the top, the Man Utd bee (1 and 2) – still buzzing around Old Trafford, Manchester as part of #Beeinthecity . next the tin soldier (3), an old tin box i kept cookies in. Red Bowl with soup in comes next (4), for the culinary photographer – Tomato Soup, (5) Trafford Road Bridge, near to Manchester Utd (6) Tomato on a Slate (7) Red Begonias, and (8) Red Bauble on last years Christmas Tree

The Orb was a lighting experiment – and used Red LEDs to brighten up a Glass Sphere.

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Food Poetry

Carrot Soup

Tuesday 4th September 2018

#Food

a foodie acrostic, by inky

Carefully crafted by cooks of the highest order

A combination of the finest root vegetables , stock and seasoning

Rotating slowly in a silver pan until the

Root veg is just right, you can eat it as it is

Or stick a blender in the pan to make it nice and smooth

To pour into a serving turrine

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Acrostic Food Health

Chicken Soup (Panacea)

Perhaps you say, it could have magical properties

as the recipe has been passed down the generations for years

notably, it reaches parts your chemists cold cures dont

and it’s tasty to the person that’s eating it

changes to little things like seasonings, are expected through time but

everybody knows the core of chicken, onion and carrot

and mum and dad know – they’ll have empty bowls and seconds asked for