Oh! He said; that’s just bizarre:
blue doesn’t belong with food!

It stayed on my mind and I looked
in my books;
found cobalt berries and cyanide jellies,
and aquamarine apples and figs.

Further along, there were goodies
a plenty;
in cerulean bottles and bowls,
but nothing could tempt me.

Now I will tell this dear boy the truth:
that I’m totally stymied,
forsooth he has got me all burdened
and bothered by blue!

The tint of my mood has turned to despair,
so I have decided to cook up a dish;
a big hearty stew,
that will soothe and bring solace anew.

But for my casserole, I’ll use what I know’
The vivacious, beloved, vermillion:

©Cindy Taylor 2008

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26 thoughts on “BLUE FOOD

  1. Chefs use blue plasters when they cut themselves to find it easier when they loose it while cooking!
    I like blueberries, don’t like blue meat!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Blue belongs everywhere! Including food!! It covers 79%(something like that) of this earth! It is bound to be food too..

    Loved your poem… such a cleverly written piece, what with the coolly done rhymes and all! 🙂
    And the image was just fabluelous! 😉

  3. I believe trials have been carried out, using blue packaging. I think blue connected with food makes us think of mold!
    Of course blueberry muffins are divine but that’s the exception! Very nice poem, Cindy. 🙂

  4. Great poem! Excellent graphic.

    We have some delicious RED organic strawberries in our fridge at the moment.

    Wonder whether the blue variety would taste as wonderful.

  5. Made me think of the blue soup Bridget Jones served at the birthday dinner she cooked! She had wrapped a blue twine around the herb bouquet and in bled into the soup!

    Love the poem!

  6. One of my favorite things to eat as a kid was blue Popsicles — thanks for causing me to remember that! wonderful poem — again more curiousness — what is Vindaloo?

  7. What an awesome poem…your love for food shines through all the time and resonates!!!! I always say I have one true passionate love affair!!! FOOD!!!! Lotsa love girlfriend x

  8. Rosemary is right about the blue plasters. If someone injures themselves at the farm because we are Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) accredited, they have to be issued by the first aider and then returned at the end of the day to be destroyed. It is a real rigmaroll. As for blue strawberries, I hope my boss doesn’t see the picture – just now we will start expermenting…

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