Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday WRites 130

ALL THINGS TOMATO


should
the
urge to
eat this dish
kick in i suppose
the best thing is just to give in
a healthy berry so why deny oneself this treat
© gillena cox 2017


Notes
Fibonacci syllable count: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34; i went to 13 syllable in my poem

Why corn is a fruit, tomatoes are berries, rhubarb is a vegetable, and strawberries are neither

Jollof Rice is a Nigerian Tomato/rice dish

❧✿❧My version of Jollof Rice [one serving]❧✿❧
cook 1/3 cup of rice [set aside]
chop 2 tomatoes
crush one large clove of garlic
Add ghee to a hot saucepan
Saute garlic
Add tomtoes
Add ginger just a pinch[i used powdered ginger]
Add cayenne pepper to your taste[i used powdered cayenne pepper]
[Add any other of your favourite spices]
Stir cooking until the tomatoes are soft and paste-y
Add rice and salt to taste
Stir in tomato ketchup
Stir in 1 teaspoon peanut butter [optional]
Cover and turn off flame
Leave for 2-3 minutes Let the flavours Blend
Turn off heat
And it ready to be plated and eaten Bon Appétit!!!


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A Happy November to all
❧✿❧ Sunday, that's yesterday I cooked myself some Jollof Rice and some roasted chicken. The first photo in the mosaic is that of my Jollof Rice just simmering before I turned off the stove yesterday. I added some of my old tomato photos to make today's mosaic ❧✿❧

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 #130, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites




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MM 2017 Nov 6

36 comments:

  1. Oh wow! We make the rice with tomatoes as well in India except that there's a whole bunch of extra spices that we toss in! And oh yes it would be lovely with the chicken! Made me hungry gillena!

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  2. We love tomatoes here too and eat them in some shape or form every day. Your Jollof rice sounds great, will be giving it a try one day soon.
    Happy Mosaic Monday, dear lady!

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      much love...

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  3. I love tomatoes too and sliced a big ripe tomato for lunch today. One of the nice things about living in Florida is the fresh veggies and fruits we have year round. Now...is it a veggie or fruit! I better go back and figure it out! heehee!

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    1. 😊happy you dropped by Lavender

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    2. Tomatoes are not among my favorites, but that does not stop me from enjoying your enjoyment,

      Elizabeth

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    3. Happy you dropped in Elizabeth

      much love...

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  4. Now that we are entering the cold season, your rice dish looks like just the thing to warm me up after a walk in the snow. Have a marvelous week.

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  5. Tomatoes are so versatile and go in so many dishes. Your Jollof rice looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Lorrie

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  6. Love, love, love the Fibonacci form and you have executed it gorgeously!❤️ Those tomatoes look extra yummy, thank you for sharing the recipe. Have a lovely week ahead, Gillena😘🍲

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  7. Hmm I may try this dish and the poetic form I had tried once.

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  8. Happy you dropped in Vandana

    Much💖love

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  9. the best thing is just to give in
    a healthy berry so why deny oneself this treat

    It is not difficult to conform/relate with tomatoes which is so versatile. Raw or cooked it relieves the palate with ease!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Hank

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    1. Happy you dropped by Magaly

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  11. Everything looks so tasty - and healthy! Yum.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sherry

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  12. Sounds like a simple yet delicious treat!

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  13. You say tomato I say potato... but together they can be perfect

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    1. 😊thanks for dropping by Björn

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  15. And here in the South, we make all manner of dishes with tomatoes including just a good plain old tomato sandwich. I love your photos and the poem about tomatoes. Lovely and happy post!

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  16. Am going to try this delicious recipe...Do you say tomarto ?:)

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  17. 😊i say tomarto.
    happy you dropped by Cressida

    Much💖love

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  18. Give in! That's my motto too! Thanks for linking to Blue Monday!

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  19. Happy you dropped by .MMT

    much💖love

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  20. This makes me hungry...Not a good thing at 1:00 am. :)

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    1. 😊glad you dropped by Susie

      Much💖love

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