Lord, Teach Me…

Lord, teach me…

To be prudent with words
Not brazen nor careless
Thoughtful words, seasoned with grace

To be prudent with money
Not frivolous nor foolish
A wise saver, a generous giver

To be prudent with food
Not greedy nor wasteful
A spartan eater, eating for strength

To be prudent with time
Not lazy or idle
Industrious, redeeming the time

To be prudent with people
Not proud or contentious
Peaceful, loving everyone

To be prudent with You
Not arrogant or self-centred
Obedient, following after Your heart

Daily Prompt: Prudent

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An Unfinished Poem

Worked up an appetite
Clad in a smart outfit
Drove to a fancy restaurant
Scanned the room quickly
Found a perfect spot
It was near the window
Overlooking a beautiful view
Ordered my favourite dish
Delicious, delectable, juicy…
(To be continued)

Daily Prompt: Juicy

NB: Started this poem this afternoon, and got stuck. I may finish it when I figure out how it will end. If not, I’ll just leave it as it is- unfinished.

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Bon Appétit!

I have one confession to make- I’m an ardent follower of Master Chef The Professionals. Since I discovered the program last year, I’ve been following every episode closely and have enjoyed watching the culinary challenges and experiences these professionals face.

I’ve learnt about different exotic dishes, ingredients, styles and skills in various Michelin starred restaurants. I also enjoy the rich baritone voice of the narrator, he pronounces each ingredient with great pride and perfection; and how I love the sound of “panacotta”. Being an artistic person, what I enjoy most is the plating of the food. If you have an imaginative and creative mind like me, you would agree with me that some presentations are simply put- mind blowing, fantastic and…WOW!!! It’s almost like you don’t want to eat the food; you’d rather hang it on the gallery in your house and just stare at it with sheer bewilderment, utter amazement and ecstatic admiration.

One of the things I’ve learned from this program is that to get an all-round mark on great taste, blending flavours and beautiful presentation, you have to get all the specifics right. All the ingredients and elements as they call it would have to be right and work right. When the specifics are right, it’s like a kite floating and flying in the blue skies competing with the eagles. When it’s not, that down-beaten look on the face of the contestants when they get a negative feedback says it all.

In terms of presentation, my highlight in this year’s series was the food cooked by this year’s winner- Gary Maclean from Scotland. The beetroot starter course he cooked at the Chefs Table; though faulted taste wise but, the presentation was stunning, and that’s the why I used it above. And from one happy fan amidst tens of thousands, I say “Bon Appétit!”.

In response to daily prompt: Specific, Float

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