Haiku lesson for today...
Traditional Japanese Haiku often involves a reference to the season... but we figure seasonings are close enough.
Double entendre - a word or phrase with two different meanings, particularly if one is risqué - is another tradition.
Extra style points are awarded for using larger words with many syllables rather than many words with fewer syllables,
for example: “One Habanero” is more impressive than “One red hot pepper”
East City Haiku...
Cloud of aroma Reggie’s HotGrill sizzle drifts Toasts the cold night air - inspired by stepping out our back door one winter’s eve
Bill Kelcey’s health store Dispenser of vitamins Corny jokes for free
- Who says Chileheads can’t be cultured? We’re looking for hot and spicy Haiku. Give us your best three lines - 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Gourmet food and cooking Haiku works, too. We’ll put your submissions past our expert judging panel and post the favourites here, as well as on our sidewalk chalkboard. You’ll be the talk of the neighbourhood… but in a good way!
Tongue titillated Scalp moistening so coolly Nose running freely John P.
Backyard BBQ Haiku...
Mahogany sheen Pink smoke rings glorious pig Tender to the bone Dave
Why wait for Summer? Create your own heatwave now Fire up the grill
Smoked to perfection Bone gently releases meat Finger lickin’ good!
Got turkey fryer On the home shopping channel Burned the trailer down M. Love
Fruitwood scented air Crisp Autumn tinted sunshine Turkey slowly smokes Anna
Dog days of Summer Top with extra fun and sun But hold the relish
Sun beckons outside Lovely day to barbecue Fire up the grill!
From the Dairy Lama...
Grandmother's cheese toast Creamy orange hugs on bread. Love is fattening.
Only cheese can free plain dough and pepperoni. A love triangle.
Dad loves Limburger. Indulging created gruff ‘til exiled to porch.
Cow, giver of milk Basis of creamy goodness Creator of cheese
Say, “Hip, Hip, Hooray! Three Cheers, FireHouse Gourmet!” Three years old today. April 18th, 2009
FireHouse Gourmet We are four years old today Sing, “Hip, Hip, Hooray!” April 18th, 2010
A flush to the face A bead of sweat on my brow Oh, you hot pepper Anna
Pour on the Hot Sauce in the Heat of the Cold night to Spice up your Life. Nicole G.
Touch to my tongue tip chiles so hot, my eyes drip. Butt waits final kick. Paul R.
I become inflamed My irradiant nectar Consumed lustfully John P.
Chilly autumn air inspires chili making ...with lots of chiles!
Snow and ice below Conspire to chill me through Hot nuts warm me up
Snow falling outside Keep the fires burning bright With chiles and spice.
Dog Days of Summer Sizzling plump and juicy Need mustard, relish
Green Grows the Garden Sprouting Spring Vegetables Splash of Vinaigrette
Oh, delicious curd My bite elicits a squeak Must you bind me so Dave
Kitchen aromas Senses, how they awaken Smell, taste, is to love Nancy R.
Dirty Cooking Porn Wrinkled sticky cookbook page Food stain, scribbled notes A 'n D
The wings on my plate Soaring towards the end zone Score a food touchdown Dave
Chile and Cheese Dip, Wings, Beer, Food of the Gods Super Bowl Sunday
Nacho chips collide Racing for the final scoop Fresh salsa is prized
Finger Sandwiches Delicate labours of love Eaten greedily Anna
Tongue erotica Taste, savour, tease the senses Flavour for the soul Nancy R.
Mourning the Last Drop Heart in hand, breath held Time and matter near the end Bottle is empty for Geo
Mother’s Day Haiku:
All Sugar and Spice But Her sweet heat will melt ice Mama’s a Hottie! one hot mama
M-O-M Memories of meals Often simple shared suppers My Mom’s home cooking for Cindy
New Year’s Eve Haiku:
Tiny bubbles dance Our tongues tickle with delight Kisses at midnight Anna