BLUE FOOD

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:
Vindaloo!

©Cindy Taylor 2008

picture copyright api.ning.com

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosemary says:

    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.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I didn’t know that about the plasters, thanks Rosemary:)

  2. make proper bluebrry muffins, blue and yummy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Not true blue though.

  3. Kavita says:

    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! 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol Kavita, clever comment!

  4. Jingle says:

    love this,
    how sweet and cute to have as part of breakfast…
    😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Jingle 🙂

  5. granny1947 says:

    Nope…couldn’t eat them…they just look WRONG!!!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehe, they do actually.

  6. adeeyoyo says:

    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. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Mold is spot on adee 🙂

  7. nrhatch says:

    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.

  8. Paula says:

    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!

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol Paula, I remember that scene from the film.

    2. nrhatch says:

      Me too.

      Bridget cannot compare to Cindy in the cooking department.

  9. klrs09 says:

    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?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Vindaloo is a hot Indian curry 🙂

    2. nrhatch says:

      I love curry.

      Vindaloo sounds a bit Seussian. Like your vuvuzelas. : )

  10. halfp1nt says:

    Lol, I somehow can’t see myself eating blue strawberries!

  11. slpmartin says:

    Blue berry pie would be just fine, but blue straw berrries don’t tempt me at all…charming poem.

  12. Madmom says:

    The strawberries look weird blue. Strange how colours in food have an impact on us.
    Love the poem.

  13. buttercup600 says:

    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

  14. 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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