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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Poetry Taste #24: “Watchful Hawk”


The watchful hawk perched

Tall atop the soccer goal -

Monitors in dusk.

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2022]

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Poetry Taste #23: “Monarch Butterflies in a Garden”

Monarch Butterfly in flight
Monarch butterfly in flight | ©AlyssaScheidemann

In the butterfly

Garden, a Monarch passes,

So regal in flight.

Two Monarchs flutter

Around each other in dance,

On an autumn day.

One butterfly lands

On an orange flower to

Rest in the garden.

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2021]

Monday, April 24, 2023

Poetry Taste #22: "Bright Summer Sea"


Poetry Taste

The sun shining bright

Makes the sea water sparkle

Like a diamond stone.

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2011]

Friday, April 7, 2023

Poetry Taste #21: Nonet - "Family Time on Easter"


Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs in Basket
Bunny with decorated eggs in a basket. © kobeza - Adobe Stock

Easter is lovely family time.
The house decorated with eggs,
Pastels and bunny statues.
Dipping eggs in colors.
Festive family meals.
Shaped chocolates
In baskets.
End of

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2023]

Easter decorations. © Pixel-Shot - Adobe Stock

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

Friday, March 17, 2023

Poetry Taste #20: "St. Paddy's Day This Year"


St. Paddy's Day Decor

St. Patrick's Day decor - © wavebreak3 - Adobe Stock

It is different this year,
When celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
I usually enjoy hard cider since I don’t like beer.

It is on a community food truck night over here,
Which means at least it falls on a Friday.
So it is different this year.

I have a planned path I need to adhere
To; being alcohol-free with no leeway.
I usually enjoy hard cider since I don’t like beer.

Instead I’ll focus on a relaxed atmosphere,
With mocktails, a minty milkshake or green entree.
Which makes it different this year.

How different I’ll need to celebrate is clear.
And from my plan, I won’t stray.
I usually enjoy hard cider since I don’t like beer.

Regardless of the festivities, there’ll be lots of cheer,
And the mood won’t be dull & grey.
It really is different this year,
Since I usually enjoy hard cider because I don’t like beer.

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2023]

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Poetry Taste #19: "Morning Grass"


Dew on grass
Dew on grass - © Paul - Adobe Stock

The grass, wet with dew,

Sparkles in the Spring sun like

Crystals on the ground.

[Alyssa Scheidemann - 2021]

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Vegetable Elf Hats Appetizer

As Christmas is finally upon us yet again, there are many holiday and Christmas themed appetizers to eat this time of year. I was recently told to eat a low carb diet now by my doctor. I thought about how other people might need to be adjust their food plans for health reasons too, and about Christmas foods this year for holiday get-togethers and parties.

Since vegetables are great for those who need to eat healthy and lower in carbs, I came up with an easy & quick vegetable & cheese appetizer version of the Fruit Santa Hats dessert that works with low carb meal plans. Called Vegetable Elf Hats – due to utilizing both red & green colors – they are like the Santa Hats in design but is made of vegetables and cheese. Like my fruit Santa hats dessert, the vegetable Elf Hats appetizer is an easy, quick, and healthy appetizer to make and eat for holiday get-togethers.

You can read my recipe and full article on Delishably - Vegetable Elf Hats: Easy and Quick Christmas Appetizer.

Hope you all enjoy!