I am not a bad cook, but I am not a Martha Stewart cook, either. I come from good German stock. I make simple food, and it never resembles food porn. My cake platters have as much frosting as my cakes. My sandwiches are unevenly sliced. My cupcakes are of varying sizes and shapes.
As I worriedly contemplate the menu and furrow my brow at the thought of Susan Carrier's miniature Pecan tassies, I give you three things to ponder.
One. A refresher of the winning entry, a lovely poem by our bacon winner, Linda Dove
Two. A haiku for the vegetarians, courtesy of Paula Johnson.
Three. A picture that I think must have inspired Paula.
On the Stove in the Kitchen
by Linda Dove
The anticipation of this bacon in the pan;
Pastries for a salt-toothed girl.
The average pig
counts on vegetarians
to save his bacon.
Click here to see the very pigs Paula must have been talking about, and thanks to Altadena Hiker for bringing this photo from Greenwich Village Daily Photo to my attention.