Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sonnet Recipe: Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roast up some garlic (to do that, just wrap
Some tinfoil round a bulb off which you've cut
The top; drizzle some olive oil and tap
The powers of your oven - easy, but
It takes an hour at 300F). While
That's going, grab your food processor and,
Dump in a can of chickpeas with a smile,
Add 1/2 T of lemon juice (how grand!)
And 1/2 t oregano. Now take
That yummy roasted garlic; dump it in
And grind and mix it well until you make
A lovely paste (you might need more oil, then,
But be judicious). There: voila! Chow down
With pita, veggies, crackers -- go to town!

NOTE FOR COOKING NEWBIES: Conventional abbreviations used here (i.e. T = tablespoon, t = teaspoon) (they fit the meter better)


  1. Sorry, not the right place to put this, but doesn't this work?

  2. Awesome and wonderful! And the sonnet's good, too!

    Seriously, though, I'm glad you tweeted a link to your blog. I've been sonnetizing of late myself as an intellectual exercise -- because there isn't enough of that in the day-to-day drudgery. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoys a good iambic pentameter.

    I hadn't considered writing a sonnet that was actually pragmatically useful, though. I'll certainly ponder that in poems to come.

    Thanks, and keep going!

  3. Thanks, 4ndyman!

    Useful sonnets are fun! I don't go in overly for lyric. I'm too post-modern, or something. It's more fun to push boundaries 8)


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