Fruit and Veg…and Odds and Ends

 

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Todays ensemble : Cabbage, Onions (Red and White), Tomato and Carrot

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

17th February 2017

…Following last weeks close up food shots, we continued the theme with a heap of vegetables to produce some wonderful still life artwork.  The vegetables were set on a Square slate and against a marble backdrop

No Auto today!  each picture was taken manually – with me setting up angles and close ups of the food stuffs.

Camera used was my able Bridge camera : Sony DSC H-300 with zoom.  Great camera with some wonderful zoom functions.

 

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Trio of stews and soups – Cabbage , Onion, Carrot

 

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Three fruits : Avacado, Apple, Lemon

 

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Chopping Board

 

 

 

 

Granny Smith Apple

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#Coloryourworld #cyw #Granny-Smith-Apple

Hanging from the tree

with your fellow breathren all

you grab your gardeners attention

to save you from a fall

 

Fruit crisp and fresh and juicy

In a basket you will go

on your way to a spring time picnic

in fresh breezes that do blow

 

Or maybe in baked goods you’ll end up

The youngsters they will try

your tasty self in a pastry

that’s known to all as a pie.

 

But best thing you’re scoffed in the playground

whilst your nice and crisp

and your seeds will go, into ground and grow

quicker than a willow-the-wisp

 

Not hot…but not cold

Salford, 12th February 2017

Lukewarm

I have a vague recollection of Local Authority school puddings.

I speak of course of school dinners.

The sweet smell coming from the ovens whilst great vats of sweet smelling sauce bubbled away on a stove away from the main course.

The very idea of cabbage (or worse, curry) permeating through the desert ovens was a nightmare reserved specifically for Mathematics classes.   Horrors unleashed over a protractor or set square.  Thankfully, the cooks saved us from that.

Of course, there were likes and dislikes.

Pears in Syrup with cream (or if you were lucky – Chocolate custard), Peaches in Cream (or Custard) and Fruit Cocktail were regulars on the pudding menu – Fruit Yogurt on Odd days, and if it were something special – Angel Delight.  Of course, the good stuff was always balanced out with the bad – Prunes made an appearance on more than one occasion – and it took a load of Condensed Milk or Custard to take the taste away.

The Chocolate sponge and Apple pie always ended up with empty plates – They always covered the pie with vanilla custard, so thick – it would coat the back of the spoon and refused to budge.  Mash up the sponge in the custard, and it made an interesting (but very tasty ) Mix, and very little ended up in the slop heading for the litter bins.  Jam covered sponge (mostly strawberry) and Fruit sponge (mostly sultanas) were also favourites

Tapioca – a lesson in life if ever there was one and Rice pudding were regular puddings, if you got the rice pudding – you always got a drop of strawberry (or damson) jam

it changed your rice a different colour when you swirled it round.

And despite you all meeting up in the hall, and getting your dinner together – there would always be more than one goldilocks moaning her sponge and custard were cold.

As I got older – I understood where they were coming from.

An Ode to apple crumble

O wonderful pudding

with a biscuit – like top

what wonderful delights

will release when you pop

 

sweet bramley apples – softened by fire

with buttery topping – a crumble to inspire

sliced and laid out in a tin foil dish

fulfilling a little lad or lasses’ afters wish

 

and whilst in the oven – sweet flavours combine

custard cooks in pan , on hob, all is fine

but if someone wants it – to fulfil their dream

in freezer’s a tub, of soft scoop ice cream

 

But question of day – are second helpings about

looking towards crumble pan – kids and elders do shout

the second helpings are small, but nobodies flustered

as there’s lots of leftover vanilla custard.

 

 

Apple Blossom Tree

2/6/2016

An acrostic on an apple tree enjoy

As spring approaches,
people await the arrival of
perfect spring fruits
languishing on
every branch

Beautiful flowers
landing delicately
on the fresh green grass –
sign of springs arrival
somewhere high above
over the greenery – a fruit…
maybe – its ready for eating

Tomorrow – there’ll be a feast, as
Red and green apples combine with spice
Encapsulated in Warm Pastry and served with
Everybody’s favourite – Warm yellow custard.