Thursday, 25 November 2010

A First taste taste

First taste

He pierced my heart
with butterscotch sauce
a double quantity
over the warm cake full
of brown sugar and dates

he baked a delicious sponge
wet with citrus tang
but heavy after being prepped
with walnut and greens

the triple chocolate cheesecake
and rhubarb crumble
secured the deal
we celebrated
with premium ice-cream
swimming in chilled muscat

we discovered the delights
of orange almond syrup
chocolate mousse meringue
and chocolate raspberry pudding
with decisions over
chocolate or caramel
docked dry fruit in port
for months
before baking the proverbial

he makes anzacs
in double batches
I bake muffins
with blueberry patches
and mull over stained pages
of cookbooks

last birthday
I made my own sticky date
shared it with friends
and recalled
my first taste
of butterscotch sauce.

First taste will be launched by Emilie Zoey Baker at Caffe Sospeso, 428 Burwood Road, hawthorn this Sunday, 28th November, 2010, from 3pm.

Come help celebrate Tiggy's debut poetry collection, to listen to some poems, including one she wrote in year 9 (that, thankfully, is not in the book), and see her one last time before she heads on outta Melbourne. She might even cry, and that's not something you see every day.

If you want to know a little more about First taste, check out this review, or this one. And if you can't make it to Hawthorn on Sunday, go here to order your copy via Paypal.


genevieve said...

Hallo Tiggy, a bit stunned to realise I don't have your email address (thought I did!)
just a note to say I am sorry I did not get to the launch and I'm sure it was terrific.
Have a safe journey to Queensland, hope all goes very well and I look forward to hearing more about it via Twitter, etc.
best wishes,

Tiggy Johnson said...

Thanks Genevieve, and no worries about not making it to the launch. It was a lovely afternoon though, a few moist eyes. Practice for the next few days. x