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Christmas Cooking Food Historical Victorian writing

The plum pudding paradox

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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

Gyros

Eccles, 22nd September 2021

Gyros

Greek style wraps

you can enjoy any place – any time

running through the Lamb chicken or veg

over everything – herbs and spices and

some of the Greek Tsatziki

(Delicious!)

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Food Garden

Beetroot

I

Born in the ground

enjoying itself in the soil before being

elevated to new heights and

taken to the kitchen where it will

rest in vinegar and spices till it comes

out of the pickling jar and set

out on the plate as

the perfect side to the Lancashire hotpot

II

Pickling vinegar turns

Unusual colour –

Residing out of the root vegetable

Perfect stew – now peppered with coloured spots

Languishing lazily in the gravy that

Everyone enjoys

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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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Acrostic

Parcel of fun

#food #curry #pastie #FDDA

To some

its a heavenly dish

kept wrapped up in its pastry parcel

king of the curries (created by the british)

arm yourself though – the recipes vary

Made the same way of the days of empire

a meat is spiced in a number of spices and

rolled around in a sauce of tomatoes, spices and cream

some might say – its not spicy enough, but

as it was devised for those with a delicate pallette

lots of people enjoy it as a main meal or teatime snack

as its not as fiery as its madras or vindaloo cousins

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Poetry

Mango Tango

Salford 2nd June

#CYW #Mangotango

Mix it up a little, make your taste buds come

Alive with each nibble, as you mix up

Nourishing mango with fish meats or vegetables

Giving the dish a most unique flavour

Over the heat and tang of the spices

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Character Christmas Poetry

Ode to a ham

Newbold Verdon, 25th december

The Ham, Mentioned in the verse.

While the children played their games

Under the gaze of the decorated Christmas tree

You sat bathing in a sugary herbal bath

Turning like cleopatra

As you cooked away in the oranges, spices and cloves

Sending sumptuous smells through the house

Till it was time for you to join the vegetables

To the sound of the chef in the kitchen

“Luncheon is served”

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Eating Food Poetry

Ode to a sandwich

Salford, 6th August

So, here we are, with a noble invention

A combination of ingredients

Now brought together, with love tween two slices of bread

Daintily paired, meats and vegetables

When required –  sauces or spices

It’s what you might call – a matter of taste

Combining flavour and texture – the eater

Happy in the knowledge, theres not much washing up!

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Food Poetry

Spicy

Spicy

Sourced from around the world

picked from the best places of the east

infusing meat and vegetables with

colours smells and flavours that bring an extra special something,creating a dish to bring your tastebuds some attention

yelling out the message – “This dish is tasty!”

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Autumn Colours Seasons

Maroon

#coloryourworld #cyw #maroon

Maybe its

Autumn, that reminds me of you most.

Rich red colour spread through warm tones

of spice mulled wine

or perhaps its the berries and spices

noted as ingredients, used to produce the brew