Tag Archives: food

cornfusion.

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just happened upon this while grocery shopping

and based up the name and descriptors

i have absolutely no idea what it actually is.

things that i do know about it:

corn plays some sort of role

  it is very yellow

 corn can dance or do magic.

things i do not know about it:

is it animal, mineral or vegetable?

“truth is ever to be found in simplicity,

and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

-isaac newton

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snacks.

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one of the bonuses of being a kindy teacher

is that i always have a snack at the ready

should anything happen along my way home.

 

the road to enlightenment is long and difficult, 

and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.

-annie lamott

bread.

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when out for a night

at a wonderful irish pub

with warm company, warm food, and a warm fireplace

we decided to make the crazy leap

to ask for bread

and were looking forward

to a warm basket overflowing

with fresh, crusty bread

image our surprise

when a single 6-inch slice of soda bread

arrived on tiny plate

to be shared between us

 we stared at it for a minute

looked at each other

and amazingly

we were able to eat the whole thing.

“if thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”

–Robert Browning

quick and easy.

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when in doubt

which to choose

just mix your dessert and your veggies together

easy as pie

what could be better than lemon jello and succotash

all beautifully arranged and sliced on a plate?

 

“it’s as if we spend our entire lives avoiding Jell-O

but it is always there at the end, waiting.”

 – john grisham, ford county

 

image credit: the larsen company (vintage)

 

 

food of the soul.

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at my daughter’s house

getting ready to take the boys to a movie

 i opened the freezer and looked for

something healthy and quick to eat before leaving

i chose what appeared to be

some quinoa/whole oats/ancient grains kind of thing

took off the top and heated it up

when i took my first bite i soon realized

there had been a mistake

on my part

it had a taste and texture that really didn’t register

as anything i had ever eaten before

 vaguely familiar, but not so much

far from an ancient grain

and it did not taste good

though perhaps was healthy

 i looked back again at the top

this time really looking

and saw that it was lightly labeled ‘bee wax’

no doubt from their hives in the backyard

ah, that.

“and what, socrates, is the food of the soul?

surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.”

-plato