Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sonnet 6: Cinnamon is the key

By Aurin Squire

Cinnamon is the key ingredient
Lavender essence gives a fragrant bite
Corn starch if you must be expedient
Lemon syrup whip, froth, boil, chill on ice

30 day raisins, apples, peaches stewed
Turn once a day and then cover tight
Fruit condensation will begin to dew
30 day cake prepared on Eve's night

My grandmother'd make and then we'd bake
Fermented fruit into caramelized pounds
This recipe goes back hundreds of years
Each generation adds an ingredient to the round

Ingredients collective memory
We stir, pour and bake our history

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