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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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Poetry

Tempting

#Fowc #Tempting

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You’ve tried all year to keep that seaside bod

but now from festive cheer

the toned physique you flaunted at summer

is attacked with wine and beer

there’s every kind of cake and pudding

inside that cupboard of yours

and biscuits, cake and gingerbread men

to bite and chomp and gnaw

The Christmas feasts – Ginormous

with three kinds of festive meats

five kinds of seasonal vegetable

and other kinds of treat

So when christmas dinner is over

and you’ve had your festive fun

it’ll be time to take a walk in the park

or perhaps – go for a run ?

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Food

Do i like mustard?

#socs #closeeyesandpoint

now here’s something for a Saturday Afternoon

apparently there’s more mustard in the world than custard

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i dont mind if its on a burger – or hidden away in some sauce or dish, but it surprised me to find out (thanks to the elves @ QI) that i’d been eating variants of mustard i hadn’t even realised

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In a salad with my tomatoes and cucumber (Lettuce, Radish)

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Or served up with my Sunday Roast (Carrot , Turnip, Broccoli, Sprouts)

It might explain my hesitancy to eating the green stuff bar the peas when i was little…

but now i eat them all the time (and that includes Salad Cream as a Condiment)

As for Custard ? Both are nice (egg/vanilla) – but i’ll eat them after the Mustards!

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(A Custard – Not Mustard :))

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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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Cooking Eating Food Poetry

Asparagus

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As they were released from the

Strings holding them together, the

Purple tipped stalks were prepared for the dinner plate

A motley bunch of greens

Roasted in a pan with other vegetables

A side to the main food star on the plate

Green and purple showing off the white of the fish

Up and around where it were sitting

Something to chew over , with the fish and tomatoes

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Food Nature

Waiting

#skies #plants #vegetables

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While we’ve all been indoors

away from the cold and wind and the rain

in the ground, the vegetables have been waiting

they’ve waited in the farmers field, for the harvest sun

in expectation it’ll be a little bit more warmer – when they rise

next thing they’ll know – they’ll be accompanying the sunday roast

getting a warm bath and served up wi butter

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Food Pleasures Poetry

Spaghetti II

I

Like long blonde hairs

they sit in the silvery tube

waiting to lie in the bubble bath

of water, oil and salt

II

Resolve in the steam ? a surprise

Durum wheat holding out

until the moment arrives

and surrender to the bubbling water

III

Sauce bubbles away as

they sit in the jacuzzi

Tomatoes onions and carrot

combine for the perfect accompaniment

IV

Meat or Veg ?

the obvious question

Mince or Meatballs for the carnivores

Mushrooms and Marrow for the herbivores

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Poetry

What’s the world made of ?

#writeclub #Material #Question #Ground

Mountains made of metals

that need mining to be used

Minerals around the Metals

May also be fused

to make shiny new things for this and for that

and shirts ties and jumpers and coats and hats

occasionally the metals come up in liquid form

breaking through the crust – molten and warm

and the humans decided what costs them most

as some metals appear more common as toast

and as some make tractors so the farmers don’t toil

the chemists are putting stuff into the soil

the metals that feed the plants roots in the ground

made from the rocks from the Mountainous mound

and veggies and fruit are picked from the tree

so something tasty can be eaten for tea

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Food Fruit Growing up Health

Mashed

#socs #mash #napowrimo #day18

Growing Up

there were moments

i couldn’t stomach

whole foods

The magic drink

coloured bright orange

was a staple

between meal times

a weapon in

the kitchen armoury

four silver prongs

taking on vegetable, meat or fruit

Tomatoes i’d eat

after being crushed and beat

and served up on bread

to make sure i was fed

Bananas broke up

and served up in some rice

or a vanilla custard

that tasted nice