Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday WRites 73


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GROCERY QUESTIONS AND SMILES
Fruit and vegetables, plastic wrappings,
Pointy fingers of ochroes,
Bulbous curved cloves of garlic,
Bags of apples from trees overseas,
And the lane goes on, in listing choices

Cans of tuna, mackerel too,
Tomato soup, and garbanzo beans,
I'm stocking all this with awe;
Some with wonder too;
Then shes asks - the lady,
A stranger to me

Excuse me; What is a garbanzo?
So i smiled, and answered
"We call them channa
Some folks say chick pea too."
GROCERY QUESTIONS AND SMILES © gillena cox 2016

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Glossary
Channa - chick pea garbanzo bean; here in Trinidad, it is used as a filling in one of our street foods called doubles





You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #73, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



verses



Blog hopping today at

Prompt Nights – We tend to smile in the exact same language – [27]
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“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” – Joseph Addison

AND

The Tuesday Platform
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


42 comments:

  1. Whistles!!! ❤πŸ’œ This is absolutely delicious writing, Gillena :D and oh my god you won't believe but I was just having some Channa myself this evening :D absolutely love it. Its the simple joys of life along with the kindness that we spread that matters in the end. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤πŸ’œ


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I truly believe there is magic and smiles in the every day and you have shown that wonderfully here :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Jae

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  3. All over the world we are entertained by what others eat and the names they are called. That is so much the beauty of the world and how we adapt to our environment. You have a knack Gillena in entertaining us in this way.

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  4. Love chickpeas and your poem (by the way, maybe it is only me put I can't get to you from your imaginary garden link. I came by way of your comment on Kim's blog.

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    1. Thanks Debi i will double check this

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  5. Pretty poem, I can see the colors of those fruits and vegetables. I like garbanzo beans, that's what we call them. I was looking for bell peppers in your list, I am ready to stuff one. I have a recipe for "Quick Stuffed Bell Peppers."
    But I couldn't find it, guess it was published in a cookbook and not on my blog. How about some easy spread hot white frosting?
    " http://jimmiehov7.blogspot.com/2011/03/recipe-quick-and-easy-cinaman-roll.html "
    ..

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    1. Luv bell peppers Yum, happy cooking, Thanks for dropping in Jim

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  6. Whenever I visit a foreign country I want to spend at least some time shopping for food... it feels both like home and being away... Love the chick-peas, had some this Sunday cooked with chickens and apricots...

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    1. Sounds good Bjorn, Thanks for dropping in

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  7. went whizzing through the grocery aisles with this one Gillena - makes me wonder if we are overstocked?! I prefer channa as hummus

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    1. oh yes i know its cooked that way too Laura, Thanks for dropping in

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  8. Lots of food for thought, Gillena! Kinda makes you wonder how someone could not know what garbanzos are, but one time I was in the supermarket and a man asked the employee where the couscous was, and a lady nearby said what's that? She had never heard of couscous.

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    1. See, we take a lot for granted, some folks just don't know stuff
      thanks for dropping in Timoteo

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  9. Gillena, love the simplicity and flavour/colour in this -- and that you always cause me to learn something new. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Stacie.πŸŒΎπŸ’ž

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  10. I love chick peas. Enjoyed the poem and all the wonderful groceries.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read mine Sherry πŸ‘’πŸ”°

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  11. Grocery list will be so interesting. It can have connections to other countries as products are varied. Channa is familiar. We have them. Good that you provided the photo.

    Hank

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    1. Happy you dropped in Hank πŸŽ‹πŸ’ž

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  13. You bring the market to life! (I didn't know either, until you finally got to chick pea. :)

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  14. Your poem has made me positively ravenous! I can see, taste (and I definitely want) all the yum!

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    1. πŸŒΈπŸ˜„happy you dropped in Magaly

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  15. YOu're making me hungry! Lol, tasty write, Gillena!

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  16. The names of foods in a list like this makes for a wonderful foundation for a poem about one's culture.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  17. Even a grocery list and visit to the grocery store can bring poetry. Fabulous writing!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

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  18. I want to eat that!! Mmmm mmmm channa!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Marian

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  19. Oh to be walking down that lane...smiling at all the magical ingredients :D XXX

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Gina

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  20. I put garbanzo beans in my chili and can eat them right out of the can! Your wonderful poem reminded me that I have to go to the grocery store myself today.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Bekkie

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  21. Oh, love the chickpeas too. The word "garbanzo" made smile; I've never heard of before. :-)
    Lovely poem, full of delicious things.

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