Sunday Things: “Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.” — Carl Sandburg

Breakfast biscuits and assorted jams and spreads: strawberry jam, raspberry jam, pear butter (yum!) and butter. Photography, biscuits, jams, and pear butter by Annette Marie Hyder*

Biscuits and Jam

If poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits, as Carl Sandburg says, then we had the makings of some mighty fine poetry this morning.

What kind of beverage would you pair with this? We already had a pot of coffee gurgling away to chase the sleep away on this cold overcast morning but then we thought of hot cocoa. Once the thought of hot cocoa has drifted its way into your thoughts, whispering of its creaminess, its shaved chocolate, milk and sugar stirred and heated to a passionate perfection on the stove top, of the clouds of whipped cream that float on top of its dark heaven, you might as well give in to its temptation, its heated whispers. And so, hot cocoa it was with lots of whipped cream.

Happy Sunday!

*I used Martha Stewart’s Slow-Cooker Pear and Apple Butter Recipe as a jumping off point to make my pear butter but omitted the apples and added ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. There are a lot of great jelly and jam recipes here. Look around and see what appeals to you.