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I Want A Treat

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A cookie and a piece of cake
I want a treat, don’t want to bake
So I go to the grocery store
And down the isles I will explore
I need a snack, oh but what
Had my fill of candy, now in a rut
Not a chip not ice cream too
Like sweet and salty, but neither do
A donut looks like a keeper
Or maybe pizza, it is much cheesier
Too many choices to make
Suppose I will just go home to bake©

by Mac

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Hungry Haikus

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I am passionate
About many types of food
Get in my belly©
by Mac

When I get thirsty
Longing for something to drink
Give me tequila©
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A wing and a prayer
I mean buffalo wings sir
Blue cheese to dip them©
by Mac

If you long for sweet
Something that is good to eat
I have a great treat©
by Mac

This is the last one
I mean from the cookie jar
Will you make more please©
by Mac

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My Poison

My desire for you is so strong
Yet I know that it is all wrong
I should really try to fight
This poison is my plight

Wanting to placate
Needing to satiate
Always full but never satisfied
In my head you are amplified

I love your sweet taste
Oh please make great haste
Strawberries are quite nice
But my mood is for spice

I want to devour all
Consume you ’til I fall
Binge until I could burst
An unquenchable thirst

This hunger is so great
But then comes the weight
With you I am at enmity
Oh food, you are my enemy

Always full but never satisfied
In my head you are amplified
My desire for you is so strong
Yet I know that it is all wrong!

©My Poison by SBDMB (MM)

Here comes the holiday food and there goes my diet!

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Perks A Lot

The topic of coffee of course comes to mind when using the word percolate. And, being my favorite “thing” I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without a bit about the subject.

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“A coffee percolator is a type of pot used for complex brewing of coffee by continually cycling the boiling or nearly boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached.

The percolating coffee pot was invented by the American-born British physicist and soldier Count Rumford, otherwise known as Sir Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814). He invented a percolating coffee pot between 1810 and 1814 following his pioneering work with the Bavarian Army, where he improved the soldiers’ diet as well as their clothing. It was his abhorrence of alcohol and his dislike for tea that led him to promote the use of coffee for its stimulating benefits. For his efforts, in 1791, he was named a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, and granted the formal title of Reichsgraf von Rumford.” Source

Wow! First, I guess we know he’s “American-born” because he disliked tea! But most importantly, can I just say, I find this quite amazing. For inventing this ingenious way of brewing coffee a man was given a title! I wonder if there are any titles lying around for someone who loves coffee as much as I do? Perhaps there is a formal knighting, of sorts, for coffee connoisseurs? My name would be “Dame Brews’olot” Oh man, I doubt it, but one can dream. I suppose I could always settle with a “Coffee Connoisseurs Club.”

**P.S. I did see that he was not given the title for his invention, I took some creative liberties.**

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Couch Potato?

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The last few days I will admit I have been down right lazy. Perhaps it is the change in time that has thrown me off, or the shorter days beginning to effect my depression. Or maybe the elections wore me out! Whatever it is, I just have no energy. I am feeling very much in a vegetative state. This got me to thinking, am I turning into some sort of couch potato? I do love the comfort of the couch, but I’m not doing too much television watching, a bit of eating though. Hmm…

couchSo, why is the term “potato” always used so negatively? Like “couch potato” or “he looks like a potato”! What the heck have potatoes ever done to you? Potatoes are the MVPS of the food world, the backbone of many dishes. (I’ve never met a french fry I didn’t like!) They won’t ever let you down. You know who is the real winner here, the potato- and we should feel honored to be described as one!

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National Coffee Day

“Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee lover opens a fresh bag of coffee beans, the aroma beckons, percolating the senses. Even those who don’t drink coffee tend to enjoy the fragrance a roasted bean casts.” Source

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If you are residing in The States then let me wish you Happy National Coffee Day! Although the origin is unknown, September 29th has become the day to recognize this beautiful nectar of the gods, coffee. It is officially my favorite drink, as I have mentioned before. This day was made for me and I’m sure to be hyped up on caffeine by day’s end!

If you are looking to celebrate, there are multiple places that are getting in on this day of honoring “the java” with giveaways or other offerings. Here is a link to a list of spots you can check out that are participating in one way or another. National Coffee Day 2016 Freebies and More

And for those of you interested in a little info on the honored guest, here are a few tidbits on coffee. Enjoy and happy sipping!

“When determining the body of a coffee, the bean, the roast, and the brew are all factors. The bean affects the texture of the coffee, whether its silky, creamy, thick or thin on the tongue and throat. However, the darker the roast and how it is brewed will alter the feel of a coffee’s body, too. Grandpa’s motor oil blend versus the coffee shop around the corner’s silky smooth, well-practiced grind have entirely different bodies.

The region a coffee is grown determines its acidity. The higher the elevation the coffee grows, the higher the quality and the acidity. These coffees are considered brighter, dryer, even sparkling by cuppers.

There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be, but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, much like they are prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.

In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and the Americas.

Brazil produces more coffee in the world than any other country followed by Colombia.  More than 50 countries around the world grow coffee, providing a delicious variety for the indulgence of steamy cups of the black drink for connoisseurs to consume.” Source

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That’s Just Bananas!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates

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Oh my gosh, the subject of food! I love food…seriously! When it comes to bread, well there just is no giving it up. I have tried and actually had really good success with a carb-free diet. I lost 30 pounds, but it was not long-lasting. Let’s face it, the world is just a happier place with bread in it! In fact I am not bias to any form of bread. Give me wheat, white, sour dough, pumpernickle or rye. I am always up for trying something new too!

109219-banana-and-peanut-butter-sandwichOn to the Daily Prompt: Sandwich. I enjoy sandwiches in many ways. Give me a good ol’ grilled cheese or even better add some ham with that. I also like tuna, egg salad or a BLT. BUT my favorite sandwich of ALL time is a toasted peanut butter and banana. Yes, I am an Elvis Presley impersonator, you found me out. Hey, hey! Here are some interesting fun facts about Elvis and his sandwich, along with the recipe. And who would have thought there would be controversy over whether he added bacon or not to his. I keep the bacon off mine!

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“The peanut butter and banana sandwich has been referred to as a favorite of Elvis Presley, who was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool’s Gold Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly. Books on Elvis Presley’s favorite foods and culinary tastes, as well as other published reports on his taste for peanut butter and banana sandwiches with or without bacon, have made the sandwich widely associated with Presley. It is often referred to using his name.

Presley’s fondness for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established; however, bacon is not mentioned in all accounts. A book about Presley and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had “sandwich after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter, sliced bananas, and crisp bacon”. Another passage describes him talking “feverishly until dawn” while “wolfing” down the sandwiches (described in this instance as being made with mashed banana).

A news report suggests that, based on renditions of sandwiches named after him, Presley ate his with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread, and grilled by his mother or his cook in bacon fat. The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy describes it as consisting of half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich, browning the sandwiches in a frying pan with butter, cutting the sandwiches into wedges, and piling them high.”  Source:Wikipedia

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