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 Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Thank you 😊
Lovely poem &pic
Thank you so much ☺️
Thanks Punam. Yes wonderful memories ☺️💕
Thank you! I appreciate it very much ☺️💕
This is beautiful, You totally captured the love of baking and cooking with this. Thank you so much. 🙂
Thank you! The familiarity of some recipes always evoke memories for me, along with the beautiful smell of baking! ☺️💕
You are very welcome. I know exactly what you mean. It does for me too. 🙂
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.
Yes Joyce. It leaves wonderful memories. Thank you ☺️💕
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.
Thank you Mel ☺️💕. Wishing you a successful Bake Off weekend.
I love this poem Christine
Thank you Sadje ☺️💕 Special memories
What a lovely write, Christine and such wonderful memories. 😊💖