Wild Watermelon

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Wonderous fruit of passionate pink

Armoured by thick green peel

Tasty at any time – breakfast through to supper

Each slice taken from you bursting with flavour

Rounding on the tastebuds to make them water

Maybe its summertime when you are at your best

Enjoyed under the blue skies of a

Long summers afternoon

Or perhaps its when the chef has diced you up and placed you

Next to the Oranges, Mangoes and Papayas in a fruit salad

Wild Strawberry

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Hiding away in bushes and hedgerows

little red berries await to be found

playing peek-a-boo under the greens

nothing much like their wimbledon cousins

their juicyness comes from being free in the wind

pleasant if you pick them at the perfect time

tasty enough without sugar and cream

sweetness coming direct from the sun

that peeps through their hiding place

Eggplant

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eggplant

Everybody cooking knows about the eggplant –

great addition to a stew – and staple of Mediterranean cooking

good baked in the oven , stewed or even in a soup

purple in colour – though some mistake it for black

liked by vegetarians for its meaty texture

a fruit of its plant, though its referred as a vegetable

nice to eat in a salad with a dressing

together with feta, olive oil, olives and tomatoes – a wonderful supper dish

Plum

Plum

Master jack horner’s favourite fruit

who when he was younger liked it to boot

served up with custard and pastry in a pie

but now he is older, new recipes he’ll try

Putting the fruit inside a pan

with spices and vinegar, a sauce is the plan

to serve with a roasted duck for his tea

served up with rice for the whole family

Fragrance of roasted duck in the air

mingles with plum jam and star anise fair

picked from the garden, the purple fruit

now cooking in pan for dinner to suit

But one or two plums are never enough

and the one’s from the market are too soft or too tough

so while duck is cooking, Jack is running amuck

picking up garden plums for his duck

Juicy

Juicy

 

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A lemon, sliced – at Food for thought, BASIC, Salford – B.F Kirkham 2017

 

The humble lemon,

like its siblings the orange and lime

each segment is full of cells just

bursting with juice

as the fruit knife cuts through the peel to the zesty core

each cell in its way bursts – releasing

fresh lemon zest into the air

while drops of lemon fall onto fresh marble

Granny Smith Apple

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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