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       "Tea and Toast" cupcake by abbietabbie.

It's time to raise our cupcakes and offer a special TOAST to all 21 wonderfully talented, brilliant, wild and wooly poets who participated in the first alphabet soup Poetry Potluck!
You brought us family stories, observations of the natural world, so much fun, wit and whimsy, color, spice, sweetness, snow, snark and soup! You took us to Mexico, Brazil, France, and Mansfield, Missouri. We listened, learned from, and loved what you so generously shared. We noshed, sipped, slurped, licked and crunched. We even tasted gingerbread with chocolate frosting dropped from an airplane! As we wipe the last delicious crumbs from our faces, I salute you and bow to you. Thank you, poets, for the beauty and understanding you bring to the world with your lovingly chosen words!


* Wine and appetizers: "The Poets in My Life Meet on the Third Sunday," "A Gourmand's Prayer"

1. Elaine Magliaro: "Chick Chatter," Almond Gateaux

2. Karen Edmisten: "Sustenance," Atticus' French Bread

3. Laura Shovan: "An Absolute Vista," Blizzard Soup

4. J. Patrick Lewis: "Hillary Hollery Q. McQatt Introduces the Crew," Sticky-Goo Buns

5. Julie Larios: "Domingo," Tortas Mexicanas

6. Kelly Polark: "The TV Speaks," Bowtie Pasta Salad

7. Sara Lewis Holmes: "Biscuits," Ann's Angel Biscuits

8. Kristy Dempsey: "Outside Dog at Dinnertime," Brazilian Brigadeiro

9. Charles and Debra Ghigna: "Sleepover," "Slumber Party Surprise," Ghost Bite Cookies

10. Susan Rich: "Chanterelle," Chanterelle and Goat Cheese Pastry Puffs

11. Mary Lee Hahn: "Apple Crisp," Apple Crisp

12. Liz Garton Scanlon: "Sweet," Barley Stuffed Squash

13. Jeannine Atkins: "Not Today," Hermit Cookies

14. Greg Pincus: "Foods That Scare," Grandma's Chicken Paprikash

15. Douglas Florian: "French Toast," Not-so-French Toast

16. Laura Purdie Salas: "Yum!", Brickle

17. Kelly Fineman: "His Chair," Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

18. Tanita S. Davis: "An Ode to the Lime," Easy Tofu Lime Cheesecake

19. Andromeda Jazmon: "Figs," Homemade Fig Bars

20. Tricia Stohr-Hunt: "A Generous Baker," Raspberry Crescents

21. Joyce Sidman: "Maybe," Blender Mousse

HERE'S TO ALL OF YOU! Toast toast toast toast toast!

 "Miss Toasty Cookies" by mitsel18.

♥ For future reference, a permanent link to this post can be found in this blog's sidebar under "Bookish Recipes." 

Copyright © 2010 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved. 


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 30th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Waahhh! I'm so sad it's over! Jama, you did a wonderful job this month. Your posts were consistently gorgeous, funny, inspiring, and thought-provoking. I have never been so hungry for limes and figs and toast and cupcakes and, at the same time, itching to write. I think I'll settle down with a good poem instead. Thank you!

That little aqua toaster in the background is so cute!
Apr. 30th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
What a short month it was. Thanks for following along -- your comments kept me going!

Appparently, the cupcake artist's friends wanted her to recreate her little blue teapot toaster in marzipan and she did it. Amazing talent. Such patience!
Apr. 30th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
I just noticed the cupcake icing matches the tablecloth! What genius!
Apr. 30th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
*collapses from cuteness of those tea-and-toast things*
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
me too :)!
Apr. 30th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Cheers to you for such a wonderful series! What a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jeni -- appreciated your comments and support!
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for doing this series--I've really enjoyed it!
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hanging out with us!!
Apr. 30th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Jama, you are amazing. I can't believe the month felt short to you. All your creativity and organizing, your word choices and color schemes: wow. Every morning was a treat. You deserve to sit back and just eat cupcakes for a while. Thank you for including me, and for the month of all kinds of treats.
May. 1st, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Having you drop by every morning was MY treat! Thanks for reading and commenting and sharing your poem and recipe. Don't worry -- I will be celebrating with cupcakes . . .
May. 1st, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
Jama you really outdid yourself this month! I am so impressed with your wonderful posts. You have a talent for bringing out the best in others and pulling together beautiful presentations. I can't get over how you find the best photos. I am craving sugar now, even before breakfast. I really think I need to make some cupcakes today. What a month it's been! Thank you so much for including me. I am putting this link in my livejournal memories and in my blog sidebar so I can continue to come back and enjoy all the poets.
May. 1st, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Andi -- these compliments mean a lot coming from you. You've inspired me to practice my photography skills.

I feel blessed that every person I asked to participate agreed and gave me such wonderful poems and recipes to work with. :)
May. 2nd, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so honored to have been a part of this feast of poetry and recipes. Thank you, thank you!
May. 2nd, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
You're our favorite apple girl, ML!! Thanks again for participating!
May. 3rd, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Quite a spread!
May. 3rd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Feast to your heart's content :9 . . .
May. 5th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Jama--April was such a happy month for me, in part because I read your potluck posts daily. Thanks very much for this event, which was nourishing to body as well as soul! --Kate
May. 5th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Kate! Happy to know you were reading and enjoying the potluck. :)
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