Monday, April 16, 2012

I'm Visiting Jama's Alphabet Soup!

       "Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." --Voltaire


Might be some pots in Jama's kitchen!
           I was honored and excited about a month ago when Jama Rattigan asked me to write for her Poetry Potluck in April.  Half the month is now gone, filling her blog’s kitchen with beautiful stories, poems and food from exciting poets.  Now it is my turn to visit Jama, so please go over to her blog, Alphabet Soup to read my contribution to the eating fest!  And then find a recipe or three or four to add to your own eating pleasure!









































































And-Remember to check on the Poetry Tag Group shown at the right!  And find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover so many Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem Farm, and Donna at Mainely Write.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.  Now he's celebrating by giving one away.  See the blog that tells all about it  here




























photo credit: foodmuse via photopin cc

9 comments:

  1. Posted this at Jama's site:
    My husband and I were just talking about biscuits recently, how they were a staple at meals, and a staple for dessert...strawberry shortcake...and how they were made by my grandmother, though I didn't use the recipe in her fingers phrase per se (wish I had), that's where it was!

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  2. Oh what fun..off to Jama's I go!

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  3. Here I go too! Recipes and writing are a great combination.

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  4. Hi Linda, will be visiting Jama's post very soon. :) I'm sure that it's a fantabulous post.

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  5. I just stopped by Jama's blog, Linda. Mmmm, yummy biscuits! I've enjoyed all of my stops to Jama's blog for poetry, cooking, family, and story. Finding you featured today was a wonderful surprise.

    I loved the picture of you, your father and your grandmother. My dad's father also was killed in World War II at the very end of the war. There are pictures taken of my dad with his father when he returned home to visit when my dad was just a baby. I know, like you, we treasure them.

    It sounds like you have wonderful memories of making biscuits with your grandma. I had to laugh at your grandma's words about the biscuits, “oh, just the usual, a little flour, a little shortening, a little baking powder and salt; I just throw it in and it comes out all right.” I have some recipes from my grandma. Thankfully she wrote down the recipes, but they say things like "dash, a little, to taste, to make batter ___," We are endlessly trying to perfect the recipes to make them taste like we remember them.

    For some reason I think I want biscuits in the morning,
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks for your memory too, Cathy. I'm sorry about your grandfather. War is so cruel, taking away those we cherish, still today. You'd think we'd learn! It is amazing about the recipes, isn't it? I send my wishes to you to get some right soon!

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  6. Wow, did this poem hit close to home for me! It brought back so many memories of visiting my great grandmother's ranch, standing on a stool beside her, reaching into the barrel of flour, and pouring it into the bowl for Mumsy. She sure made one delicious biscuit!

    Thanks for the memories and for the recipe. I will most certainly be trying the one you posted. I've had a hankering for biscuits ever since Cathy posted about stopping at Biscuit World. Now your poem. I think I'm supposed to have a homemade biscuit and soon!!

    Gorgeous poem!

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    1. Thank you Karen. They are the best, aren't they? And, it like making bread too-just a little break in the busy day that provides something very yummy!

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by-It was a lovely & fun day!

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