Third Annual Love Food Haiku Challenge

New research has found that activities that engage the mind, such as reading and performing crossword puzzles, seem to help offset the early symptoms of dementia.  In the spirit of keeping the mind nimble, we bring you our 3rd annual haiku contest.

How to enter:

Write a haiku ( 3 lines, 5-7-5 syllables) that describes your experience of once hating a certain food that you now love (or vice versa) .  Wow.  I know.  Talk about distillation.  You can do it. Here’s help: Write-a-haiku.  Type your haiku as a comment to this post.  Entries due by 6pm September 14th.

How winner is chosen:ftwf3ed_final

This is a jury-ed contest (not a random drawing).  At least 5 of us will read all and give our top three picks.  The 3 haiku with the most votes will win.  We will pick THREE WINNERS.

What will you win:

A copy of Feeding the Whole Family mailed directly to your door.  Winners will be notified by email on September 15th and will have 24 hours to reply to the “winner” email ( so check your email on the 15th!).  If there is no reply, we will choose another winner.

Good luck!

Here’s mine:

Mom served canned veggies

Asparagus taste like slime

Blanched with butter, yum!

55 thoughts on “Third Annual Love Food Haiku Challenge

  1. Oops! I got all inspired about writing a haiku about preserving, and didn’t read the instructions carefully enough. Here’s my second attempt, actually following directions this time:

    Wouldn’t taste for years.
    Think of all the time wasted.
    Nothing better than beets!

  2. Mom’s bread, brown like dirt:
    dense, barely edible lump.
    Delicious buttered.

    sprouts: bitter, slimy.
    scales of ignorance fall. now:
    piquant, unctuous.

  3. Hope I’m not too late . . . needed to get the baby to sleep before I could logon.
    We just returned from a trip to CA, and the heat of late summer fruit there . . .

    Pierce ruby jewels
    Sweet tangy bitter burst
    Pomegranite bites

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