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Poetry

Root

#fowc #root

Root Vegetable (Parsnip) , (P) by inky from stock art

the source of the plant

grown from the seed

fed from the soil

Out of Sight

Unseen by most

till dug by the gardener

keeping those flowers

in perfect bloom

all the way to autumn

Special roots – Cleaned

and cooked in the oven

are tasty in stews

Edible Garnish

for the Sunday Roast,

sweet, juicy, tasty

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Food Poetry

Raw

Six Raw Carrots on a Blue Cloth
Six Raw Carrots (image by inky)

#Fowc #Raw

Really – eating some things just taken out of the ground ?

Avoid doing it at all cost…even carrots need a

Wash before you start eating them

Reality is – not cooking them – keeps the nutrients

And also the Vitamins and Minerals

While they might taste nicer cooked – they’re better this way

Root Vegetables, need a little preparation

And fruit from the tree can just be picked while ripe

While meat and fish – need some attention from the chef

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Poetry

Wabbit

#promptuarium #rabbit

At the bottom of the field , there’s a rabbit

Who’s height nearly blocks out the sun

His shadow covers most of the vegetable patch

And to the farmer that isn’t much fun

But he’s tricky this tall furry rabbit

Can’t be shot at and turned into chops

For as soon as the workers can see him

Down a big hole he just pops

And chasing him round fields are a no no

As between them there’s nowt but a mess

More than crop circles created

The locals are somewhat impressed

So instead, hes hived off some patches

For this rabbit to do what he please

In the hope he keeps off the carrots

And dines out on lettuce and peas

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Acrostic Cooking Food Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Eggplant

#coloryourworld #cyw #eggplant

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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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.

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Acrostic Cooking Food Garden

Relish

Relish

Really summery days see days on the front lawn

Everyone in a straight

Line, waiting for the meats on the grill and chef

Inviting them to try,

Something tasty and flavoursome on their

Hot Dog, Burger or Veggie Delight