Food for Thought

Our friend Mel from the blog Caramel features an annual event on site called THE 2022 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF. the theme is The Joy of Baking. It is scheduled for this weekend and you can check out what to expect by clicking on the link.

Mel has invited me to write a food-related poem to share for this special event. As I absolutely love baking I am thrilled to contribute. I wrote this poem at the beginning of the year right after the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. These two holidays are times of sharing and giving thanks with family and friends. There are certain recipes I go to each and every time because they bring back loving and warm memories.l

Wishing Mel and the co hosts of the Great Blogger’ Bake Off a successful day of sharing recipes and writes from around the world. Here is my contribution for the Bake Off.

Made With Love

I pull the faded recipe card
From the tin stored in
its usual place in the pantry 
It is old now and dog-eared
The handwritten words
Faded over time 
No need to read it
Having made this twice a year
Every year since forever

Over time adjustments made
A little more of this
And maybe a little less of that
Sensing the amounts
without measure needed
Layers of love
and the essence of you
folded in and stirred

The smell of it cooking
and the taste evoking
precious memories
of years gone by
Lovingly made for you
This became your favorite dish
From a little boy to a grown man

Even when you moved away
with your family for seven years
you would ask me
to make it and bring it to you
for the holidays
It is food comforting the both of us


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  16 comments for “Food for Thought

  1. Christine Bolton
    October 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Punam. Yes wonderful memories ☺️💕

  2. October 15, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    How beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2022 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate it very much ☺️💕

  3. October 15, 2022 at 11:23 am

    This is beautiful, You totally captured the love of baking and cooking with this. Thank you so much. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2022 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you! The familiarity of some recipes always evoke memories for me, along with the beautiful smell of baking! ☺️💕

      • October 16, 2022 at 8:21 am

        You are very welcome. I know exactly what you mean. It does for me too. 🙂

  4. October 10, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Awww, this piece really goes to the heart of some special memories. The type of special memories only making treats with loved ones in mind can create.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 11, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Yes Joyce. It leaves wonderful memories. Thank you ☺️💕

  5. October 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Beautiful! You captured the love that goes into baking and the lingering memories that result. I love this Christine. It’s so personal and open hearted.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 11, 2022 at 8:37 am

      Thank you Mel ☺️💕. Wishing you a successful Bake Off weekend.

  6. October 10, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I love this poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 11, 2022 at 8:37 am

      Thank you Sadje ☺️💕 Special memories

      • October 11, 2022 at 10:35 am

        You’re welcome

      • October 15, 2022 at 1:32 pm

        What a lovely write, Christine and such wonderful memories. 😊💖

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