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Tanka Tuesday

Hi, well its the last Tuesday and the last day of February – almost Spring πŸ™‚

This week’s challenge in Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday is a bit spicy! #TankaTuesday – We have to choose a spice from our kitchen, and relate its flavour to an event that happened in our life recently.

Curcuma longa

Asia had the advantages of Turmeric for centuries long before it touched European shores. First used as a dye, the vibrant orangey- yellow powder is used to colour the robes of monks and priests as it is viewed as auspicious and sacred. Later for its beneficial properties in folk medicine and of course in cookery. A couple of weeks ago a few members of the family started with the onset of colds – so I reached for the spice rack…

so to ward off chills

cup of warm turmeric tea

winter’s protection

A J Wilson Β©


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

38 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday

  1. My husband has been making his own turmeric tea – he’s addicted and I’ve banned him from doing it over the sink since I have to bleach the sink to get it white again!!! I rue the day I gave him some for his cold…

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  2. Ah… Like Chicken Soup – a good remedy. How do you make it into a tea or does it come packaged that way? I had a jar…but used it up in cooking. I also read somewhere that it is best to add turmeric towards the end of the cooking process. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ My favourite way is 3 tsp ground turmeric, 1 tbsp grated ginger, half lemon zest – put this into a tea pot and pour the boiling water in leave for 3- mins strain makes 2 cups and add a bit of honey to sweeten and a slice of lemon – better than bought I think πŸ™‚

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