Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘V’ for Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

The A-Z of food…a culinary tour of the alphabet…The letter V…Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise etc. Welcome to this weeks edition of the Culinary Alphabet…Where I am exploring some culinary delights beginning with the letter V. Unusual for me as I am a savoury girl and not a sweet girl…I am starting with […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘V’ for Vacherin, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Spaghetti and Vichyssoise — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The Book That Made Me a Vegetarian & What’s Next on My Reading List — Adventures of a Bibliophile (Reblog)

Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day! (Yes, it is a real and very random holiday.) And, since I am both a vegetarian and probably in need of a hug right now, I thought I might as well turn this into a blog post. And, since this is a book blog, I figured it would be […]

The Book That Made Me a Vegetarian & What’s Next on My Reading List — Adventures of a Bibliophile

Nutrition: An Essential Ingredient For A Healthy Mind — Bombay Ficus (Reblog)

Note : This article is neither written or owned by Bombay Ficus. It is written by Kripa Jalan and Sharang Shah and published here. Globally, massive strides have been made in the last few decades to improve both the quality of and access to healthcare, but this progress has been lopsided. While certain forms of […]

Nutrition: An Essential Ingredient For A Healthy Mind — Bombay Ficus

*Essential oils may offer us some help.

Poem ‘Daffodil Heaven’

Daffodil Heaven

When March was still and new
before I was of an age to care
we’d visit the fields across the way
where she’d earn some more pennies
in that cool primavera air

Here I would watch her
peeping from between deep rows
where lingering water drained
like instant coffee in footprint pools
only recently covered with snow

With an abattoir efficiency
she’d pluck off each clean head
sometimes pause for a smoke
stand straight to feel her back
or maybe tick me off instead

To the sound of mellow bells
we’d walk home for biscuits and tea
when I’d hear her cutting vegetables
leaving me with a comic
a ginger cat curled up on my knee

© poem and image copyright dfbarker 2012

Not seasonal, I know, but it’s nice to think of the spring.