WEEKEND POETRY PROMPTS FOR POETRY IRELAND

 

Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland Catherine Ann Cullen (@tarryathome) sets daily poetry prompts for adults and kids to keep everyone creative during the Covid pandemic and this weekend I am the guest Poetry prompter.

There are prompts for adults and for kids and you can post your poems on my link on twitter (@deuxiemepeau) or post a copy here and I will post them on twitter for you if you want to take part.

The poetry prompt (NodFilíochta in Irish) for adults is Island (oileán). Your dream escape, your home or how it feels to be currently isolated islands.

For kids the prompt is either SnowPerson (DuineSneachta) or SandCastle (CaisleánGainimh). Which would tour child build first?

Come join in the creativity or come along and read the gems by other writers. See you on Twitter for @PoetryIreland 

 

SOMETHING SWEET, DAMIEN’S KITCHEN CREATIONS

 

I love cooking, but baking is the art of the kitchen and, of course, the quickest way to a happy heart. (or a big ass!). These are a few of my favourite creations over the years… 

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Chocolate sponge cake with raspberries and frosted chocolate icing

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Baked mars bar cheesecake with pistachio and marzipan xmas trees

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Pistachio chocolate mousse cake 

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Easter Chocolate cake with marzipan eggs and honeycomb topping 

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Gluten free sponge cake with raspberry and cream and passionfruit fillings

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Black Forest Gateau

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Chocolate Mud cake with whipped cream and sugar work topping

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Star Wars birthday cake

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Bakewell tart

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Dark chocolate Easter Cake with marzipan eggs, ganache and marbled truffle eggs

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Chocolate cake 

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Birthday Cake, Victoria Sponge

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Butterfly fairy cakes with lemon filling

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My  Famous Carrot Cake (famous with friends and family and work)

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Baked cheesecake with sugar work and whipped cream

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Chocolate mouse cake

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Birthday Cake for a French English Fairy girl

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Irish Soda Bread Loaf style

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Irish Soda Bread cake style

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New York Cheese Cake

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Coffee and Walnut Cake

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Coffee and Walnut Cake (my nana made it better)

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Reine de Saba (after Julia Child)

All Cakes baked and eaten (and shared, of course, I’m not obese/selfish!) by Damien B. Donnelly 

(who does a lot more sport these days to run off the sugar!)