The Poetry of Food – An Introduction




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Sandy Vrooman is a woman of undetermined age with a deceptively normal appearance who has lived in the San Francisco South Bay for the last 50 years. She dabbles in many art forms but doesn't sit still long enough to master any of them. Now retired, she hopes to master something. Her works have appeared on line in several Iceflow publications, Juice an online poetry journal, Autumn Leaves Poetry Journal40 Plus, Poets Against the War, Moonset, World Haiku Review, and Atlas Poetica. Her haiga have been published in Canadian Zen Haiku. She hopes to accomplish that book thingie someday soon.


Sandy will be sharing a new post each month but you can always find out what she is up to on her blog.





the poetry of food



it has been suggested
that there is a parallel
between zucchini and fruit cake
there seems to always be more
than can be consumed

I humbly submit some ideas
for using up the darn stuff
if you slice it to look like bacon
salt it and put a weight on top
(like a plate)
for about 20 minutes
then rinse and blot dryish

pretend they are lasagna noodles
grease a pan with olive oil
lay down a layer of zucchini noodles
top with a layer of ricotta cheese
a layer of tomato sauce
repeat until you have 3 or 4 layers
top with mozzarella cheese
bake in a 350 or 375 degree oven
or until done
(I hate that in recipes, don’t you?)

if you don’t mind a very juicy lasagna
you can add a layer of spinach
and a layer of fresh sliced plum tomatoes
be sure to season the spinach with
a bit of nutmeg
basil is good on the tomatoes
I like to add a bit of sea salt
to taste, yours not mine

Photos: Sandy Vrooman

© 2011 Sandy Vrooman

Posted by Sandy at 9:27 PM 3 comments

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