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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome. Recipes are enjoyed, but you can simply tell us if you’re hosting Thanksgiving—link to your post quickly and then by all means, return to your shopping and cleaning!In other words, the Food on Fridays parameters are not at all narrow. I think of it as a virtual pitch-in where everyone brings something to share; even if the content of one item is unrelated to the rest, we sample it all anyway and have a great time.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or the new smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post and join us through Mr. Linky.Here’s a Mr. Linky tutorial:
Write up a post, publish, then return here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your blog name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.Please note: I return when possible during the day and update this post by hand to include a list of the links provided via Mr. Linky. If I can’t get to the computer to do so, you may access them all by clicking on the Mister Linky logo.
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I insist that to participate in Food on Fridays, you can link to posts that aren’t obviously about food; your content can be subtle. In the introductory paragraph (see above), it says that “any post remotely related to food is welcome.”So this is a chance for me to demonstrate how to jump in with barely applicable content. The kids and I went to the orchard recently to pick apples.We hunted for a “Potimarron” in a bin of squash, but only saw these:There were pumpkins, of course—lots of them. When the kids spotted them, one of them exclaimed, “The frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!”You see, many mornings, I read a poem aloud to the kids.A week or so ago, the poem I selected was “When the Frost is on the Punkin” by Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.As you know, I’m trying to respect copyrights. To do so, I have to be cautious about posting poems and songs. Therefore, instead of typing out the poem in this post, I encourage you to click the title above or here to read the poem. It’s charming.And if you have a few minutes, I found a YouTube video of a cigar-smoking country gentleman named Ken Rislev reciting the poem by heart. Before Mr. Rislev begins, he explains that he memorized the poem to please his father. If you have 4 minutes 45 seconds, you can listen to the whole thing, including his personal story that provides context for the recitation. But if you only have time to hear the poem, move the counter forward to 1:45 and enjoy Mr. Rislev’s presentation of “The Frost is on the Punkin,” in a voice perfectly suited to deliver Riley’s humble, rustic dialect.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEY9iYQ-Ves]Bonus: Recipes from Ann that use Punkin
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Yah for Hoosiers! Looks like you found lots of goodies…thanks for hosting!
K @ Prudent and Practical says
Thanks for hosting! I’ve never heard that poem before but I really liked it ~ so descriptive!
Thank you for this lovely seasonal post–loved the poem! It captures so well the nostalgia of a country autumn.
Beautiful post; those photos are great.
This weekend my 95 year old mother recited the first part of the poem for me.