Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday WRites 326


 Today's Mosaic - Sorrel 2021. Sorrel is a traditional Christmas drink here in Trinidad and Tobago

About sorrel and my sorrel recipe HERE 

My Sorrel Recipe
3 lbs Sorrel
2 litres Water
3 cups Sugar
3 inch twist of Orange peel
15 grains of Clove
stick of Cinnamon
1 cup Rum (optional)
Pull calyx off seed pods, wash the Sorrel calyx. Put in a large pot. Add Spices and one cup of Sugar.
Add 2 liters or enough water to cover the amount of sorrel in the pot. Boil for about fifteen minutes.
Let cool, strain the coloured liquid into a large container. Add the remaining 2 cups of sugar or sweeten to taste. Add rum (optional). Bottle and Refrigerate.
 © gillena cox 2021
 ❧✿❧
Happy  month of November to all visiting. 
You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is  Monday WRites  (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites # 326: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.


versesCopy this code, pin my button to your blog

❧✿❧ 
BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH


AND



❧✿❧
THANKS GIVEN
There is so much to be annoyed about, we remember the hurts so well. Hurts are not wild game that one goes a hunting. More like the unpredictable weather patterns. Some just come storming in. Wetting the plants, the porch, the window curtains. Snatching a bit of roof in rage. No one not even the meteorologist expected that. Well hurt is like that sometimes.

On the other side of the coin, there is the unexpected joys. Did i see that coming? Oh  but there is still goodness in the world. Like the drizzle cooling the parched earth. The wildflower pops up which no one ever planted. With its unique colour tones, petal count. stem lengths. And we pause in contemplative gratitude. And Sometimes thank you pops up in a smile not spoken.

sit here he says
pulling the chair away
from the table
 THANKS GIVEN © gillena cox 2021

A JigZone Puzzle to fit Online 6 Pieces: You can serve your Thanksgiving Turkey with a sorrel sauce😊
Click to Mix and Solve
REVISIT
22 November 2017
22 November 2015.
thanks giving blossoms 2017



ENJOY THE MUSIC:  


Link to Sweetest 100 Days of Christmas in T&T HERE HAPPY SEASON

40 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I'm sure it would be delicious...and powerfully good! Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for dropping by and linking up Diane

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gillena— I read through your lovely woven prose...then happily and rather naively drifted to your haiku........stunned.......incredible....what a haibun! THIS is what haibun is all about.....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for your appreciation Ain

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a lovely write, Gillena. So often the moments for which we should be grateful pass by unnoticed. Thank you for reminding us!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I adore this haibun! Hurts like unpredictable weather patterns....joys like drizzle cooling the parched earth. And your haiku at the end is perfect.
    A beautiful write!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your appreciation Lilian

      Much💛love

      Delete
  7. Beautifuk, Gillena! One of your best: moving, profound, and efusive with both pathos and gratitude! Brava!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your appreciation Frank

      Much💛love

      Delete
  8. I agree with Frank, this poem really shines. You get to the crux of things effortlessly, and we thank you for it. The Yin/Yang yoo-yoo of life can push us back on our behinds, but it is the contemplation, the introspection that grades it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've never heard of sorrel as a drink. - Margy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nicely done on the haibun Gillena. Loved it do much I read it twice. Thank you🙂

    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your haibun is perfect. I love how you contrast the storms with the sunshine in our lives. Your haiku is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great haibun!The imagery used here is lovely, and I like how you present joys and hurts as opposite sides of the same coin :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely haibun - a reminder to take pleasure in the smallest things.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sarah

      Much💛love

      Delete
  15. Happy 🦃 Thanksgiving Gillena! 🙂

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've had sorrel tea before and even wrote a post about it several years ago. Several local gardeners had the right kind of hibiscus to produce the little red flowers (?) and sold them at a farmer's market. I was so happy to see your mosaic.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for your appreciation Carol

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  18. I appreciate your perspective on giving thanks, Gillena. Life is a collage of joy and hurts, both of which can take us by surprise!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your appreciation Lynn

      Much💛love

      Delete
  19. Replies
    1. Thank you for your appreciation Jane

      Much💛love

      Delete
  20. That smile not spoken is the best tank you can get.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for your appreciation Björn

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  22. Gillena - just when I think it can't get any better, you write another AMAZING piece of prose. THANKS GIVEN is quite special, and so appropriate for this week! (And the sorrel recipe sounds delicious.) Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks for your appreciation Angie

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you for the recipe, I must try this.
    Happy MosaicMonday

    ReplyDelete
  25. Glad you dropped by Heidrun

    Much💛love

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very very sweet, Gillena - I really enjoyed the haiku at the end :)

    BTW, I received your submission for "Poetry Partners" at the Skeptic's Kaddish... Thank you so much for sharing your poem with me. I'll let you know when it gets posted.

    Yours,
    David [ben Alexander]
    http://skepticskaddish.com/

    ReplyDelete