Pasty Perfection

A golden parcel of deliciousnessa buttery and savoury heavena multitude of fillingssome poshsome notbut whatever is insidea big bitein to the crunchinessreveals the flavours within. Maybe a burst of steamso be carefulfor beneath the innocent pastrycan lie the stingthe bite backof a burning mixturethat’ll have you jumpingand huffingand perish the thoughthaving to spit the mouthful […]

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Have you eaten today?

Such a powerful questionsomething I’ve been askedand yet I missed it’s understanding. I took it at face valuethat I was being pushedto look after myselfto maintain nutritionto function as a human being. But I missed it. I missed the real meaning. I misunderstood. Now I see it for how it was meantI see it for […]

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Cereal killer

It’s evening Nearly bed time But The tummy wants filling Something snacky To replete the nibbles And so It’s time For cereal Breakfast For supper However you like it Plain or frosted Honey or syrup Real milk Or squeezed nuts Whatever your preference Fill that bowl And pour the liquid Then dig in The smell […]

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Pea

Cheeky pea!So green and freshand vibrant. Yes, peas in a podbut never duplicated. You delight with yoursweetness,yourcrunch. Yet you tease byrolling away if dropped, andto those who love you,you make them want more. And yet you havea sting in your tail.  Yes, I speak of the wind,the derrière emissions,the great and fruitsomesyou causeif we eat […]

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Orange Wishes

FirmSmoothDimpled ProtectedFor nowAs I hold the fruitThumb nail poisedReady to dig inTo make that first cutThrough the orangeInto the white. A PushAnd the scent A puff of mistBillows upwardCatching the sensesThe smell Almost tasting already SlowlySlowlyI push the peel awayRunning thumbAnd fingersSeekingSearchingTeasing the rindAway from segments And have you heardThe taleThe storyThat if you are […]

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Dumpling

Some say you are pure stodge, a brick, a heavy lump of carbs.  I say “No!” You obviously haven’t had mine or any great version.  They are clouds of lightness, fluffed by steam; ready to soak up that wonderful gravy.  Simply suet, flour, water at their most basic. Of course, salt and pepper to taste; a dash of bicarb for extra air and some […]

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Chips

Chips or fries? Fat or thin? I don’t care. They’re the same thing to me!  Potatoes,  chipped and fried ‘til hot and delicious should be crispy; crunchable on the outside, soft and fluffy on the in.  Not flaccid and floppy. Held at one end should stay horizontal, not droop like  melted  plastic.  And toppings? Salt! Plenty of it. And vinegar for tang.  Other sauces not for me. Though to upset the purists, the […]

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Sausage

Let’s face it mi’old sausage, pre cooker you aren’t a looker: pale, shiny and unappealing.  But wait; add the heat and oh my, what wonders to behold!  Grilled, baked, fried. Crispy on the outside, delicious, oozing; full of flavour on the in.  Different meats. Different herbs. You can be fat or thin, long or short, straight or even in whirls.  So versatile!  Buns, rolls, fry ups. Even chopped up with […]

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