Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 18th May 2021 -#Interview Robbie Cheadle with M.J. Mallon, #Poetry Colleen Chesebro, #Fishdish New Vintage Kitchen

 A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days… I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is an interview with M. J. Mallon who shares her love of reading and writing poetry by Robbie Cheadle and hosted on the blog of Kaye Lynne Booth..

My Treasuring Poetry guest today is talented author and poet M J Mallon. I am delighted to host Marje here and hope you enjoy her thoughts on poetry and her favourite poem.

Which of your own poems is your favourite?

This was such a difficult decision, I have at least three favourites! I narrowed it down to the robin. The robin and the dragonfly are my spirit animals and trees are also a huge inspiration. I’ve written about all of these and more in Mr. Sagittarius.

Head over to enjoy the post in full: Treasuring Poetry: Meet author and poem M J Mallon

On the subject of poetry, the next post is the recap of last week’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Poetry Challenge... always some amazing poems from the participants that you can follow the links to read.

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “life and move,” chosen by Ritu, using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, and Abhanga poetry.

Remember… the first of the month you can write any syllabic poetry form of your choice. The rest of the time, we write our syllabic poetry in one of the forms listed, and we follow a schedule (posted below).

I do this for a couple of reasons. It requires those of you who would like to enter contests or to submit your poetry to literary journals to learn how to follow their rules. This challenge gives you that practice. Besides, why enter a challenge if you don’t follow the rules? That’s the challenging part. ❤ 

Head over to enjoy some first class poetry:TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #SynonymsOnly: “Life & Move”

Time for another recipe from Dorothy of the New Vintage Kitchen. We eat a lot of fish and finding new and delicious ways to prepare and present it is always welcome..

This is a quick and simple recipe that is weeknight easy or Sunday dinner delicious, in fact, we had it this weekend!

Everyone in the family loves this. When you start with potatoes and onions, add some zucchini, some lovely herbs, then offer up the marinara and fresh cod, how could you not have a winner?
Baby Blues

I used baby blue potatoes in this, but you can substitute any small potato, or other firm potato such as red bliss that will keep its shape after roasting. If you use a larger potato, cut it into bite-sized pieces.

You can also use any white fish that you like that is in season, such as halibut or haddock. 

Head over to read the recipe for this simple but very tasty cod dish: Cod with Roasted Vegetables, Olives, and Marinara Sauce


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

30 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 18th May 2021 -#Interview Robbie Cheadle with M.J. Mallon, #Poetry Colleen Chesebro, #Fishdish New Vintage Kitchen

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