Last Slice, Mincemeat and A Poem

27 Nov

Here is the last slice of the delicious Pecan Pie on a very lovely little plate that has, until now, just been on display on the Welsh dresser. Now we are using both of them.

I’ve made our mincemeat for the mincemeat pies for Christmas. I’ve never made it before but don’t really know why not.

A poem for you today shared by Michael Rosen. It is by Benjamin Zephaniah with whom we once had breakfast in Sheffield. The refugee situation and the way our government treats these desperate people, has me in tears.

By Benjamin Zephaniah

One of my readers, Helen, asked if there were any marks underneath the oriental design plate. Yes, these are they. I don’t know the maker. Perhaps someone can help..



9 responses to “Last Slice, Mincemeat and A Poem

  1. hudsonhowlet

    November 29, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    The mark of a true crafts person, lays not on the bottom but in her hands that makes the pie, the mincemeat and the plate. See and appreciate. Enjoy the mincemeat..

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:49 am

      It’s proving hard to leave the mincemeat to mature for a week, we want to eat mince pies!😊

  2. commonprose

    November 28, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    What’s in the mincemeat?

  3. artfulcrone

    November 28, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Gorgeous plate! The poem speaks a truth many refuse to hear.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:53 am

      It does. I’m glad you felt that too.😊

  4. Helen

    November 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    That’s a powerful poem.

    Sorry, the markings don’t mean anything to me… but I bet someone could identify the maker.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 3, 2021 at 7:54 am

      I might try the auction house where the dresser is now, for both plates. 😊

  5. saymber

    November 27, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    The pie looks yummy and beautiful poem – so true!


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