NaPoWriMo – Day 6

Each day for the month of April, the Cedar Bark Poets are writing a poem a day in celebration of NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing month. Poems are posted here daily. Let Katheren know if you would like to participate!

“Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration. Happy writing!”


Booth Truth

In a hurry, once long ago
Fast,fast feet that never slowed
Slinging hash, toast and tea
Little Edmonton cafe,from 6 to 3

Everyday I served that food
Cooked so well,boy it was good!
People lined up down the block
Time flew by never watched the clock

One day the ordered plate slipped
Fries and gravy onto lap tipped
Oh the horror, oh the mess
Not quite an accident I now confess!

The customer is always right..
But dang this one was super uptight
Every day she came and harrassed me
So I ‘tripped’..with a little glee

They say be nice to all you meet
Older now I can take the heat
But young servers might make you pay
If you are a grump all live ong day!

So if you go out somewhere to eat
Have patience while awaiting your treat
Ordering with kindness and a little smile
Will get your food to your table
Not on your clothes,messily piled!!

Would you like coffee with that?

– Kath


Aberdeen Rowies

Aberdeen Rowies are a delicious luxury in our family
Simple to bake, but are an all time favourite treat
The special part about them is we don’t eat them everyday
So when we do have them, we eat, and eat and eat

There really isn’t much to them
Simply yeast, water, flour, salt, margarine and Crisco
The hardest part would be waiting in simple anticipation
As you want the yeast to rise quite high and not low

First you add the yeast with sugar and warm water
Let it rise for as long as 10 minutes on the clock
Then mix together the salt and flour in a bowl
Add in the yeast and more water, mix, and then sit down for a long talk

You have to wait a good hour or so with it covered
Then you add in the Crisco and margarine and mix very well
Spoon out a spoonful onto a baking sheet
Then cover with a tea towel and let rise, you will be able to tell

Set the oven to 400 degrees, hot I surely know
After an hour of rising, place the rowies inside
They cook for ten minutes or until lightly golden brown
The smell so great but let them cool slightly, just place them to the side

Now before you simply go and curl your lip and scrunch your brows
I must insist that you give them a try
They go great with any type of topping or any time of day
The taste is so great it will leave you saying my oh my

– Rhiannon


My Craving

Sweet chocolate cake
Moistened to the taste
Two eggs, sugar, flour and a pan
You caught my interest and opened my glands
Iced and ready for my mouth watering bite
Smelling it’s terrific aroma, I cannot put up a fight
Upon my plate it does rest
Anxiously awaiting the first bite, the best.

– Jonah


The dark, Build up of food, break down

Into mouth, texture
Enriched wheat flour
fork, tines, divided
Sugar
Squelch, scraping and/or grinding, momentary
And/or Golden Sugar
icing trailing
Corn Syrup
touches palate
Cocoa
crushing, grinding, debinding
Baking soada
chew & swallow
Corn starch
chew & swallow
Modified corn starch
reload, thy tine
soybean
corner this time
and/or cottonseed oil
and/or part, pink flower
Shortening
tongue’s perspective, teeth are just a ledge
Propylene glycol
square package, approach from over edge
Monoesters of fatty acids
extracted, utensil withdrawn
Carob powder
buds, excitable, convey
Monocalcium phosphate
chew, chew
Salt
chew and swallow
Sodium aluminum phosphate
plate to palate, a straight path, forked
Dicalcium phoshate
too soon too much down gullet skates
Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
last piece
Xanthan gum
icing residue,.. fork across plate run.. scraping, squelch
Cellulose gum
plate to pallet, once last
Artificial flavour
a chocolate cake devoured
Citric acid

pallet, plate, palate, a straight path through forked
** Contained Wheat, MAY have CONTAINed MILK INGREDIENTS **

Baked, constituent ingredients, broken down
Pre heat oven up to 350 degrees

a chocolate cake, you will need to,
1-1/4 cups water or milk
reserve extra, whats chocolate cake without glass of milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
too soon to slide down, disappear
3 eggs
an hour ago, a cake laid, iced with icing made

Grease Pan
has slipped somehow away
Beat – cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds, medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
nothing but dirty dishes, behind now lay
Pour into pan
For unattended chocolate cakes,… never stay
BAKE- 30 to 35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean eaten!, it happens that way
Frost

put together, taken apart,
Makes cupcakes too
nothing sits closer to my heart
** DO NOT EAT RAW CAKE BATTER **

but for better heath scratch,… for better cake, bake from scratch.
for Ingredients of boxed cake mix, lines intersperse though whenever you can, I say, onto chocolate cake latch!

-W.B.

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