Cookie Monster: Sweet Quatrains Edition
When poetry and cookies meet in your head: sweetness ahead!
I love helping people. That’s one of my main passions. You cannot know how it feels like making a difference when you help someone with no gain. This is a story about giving something with no regrets.
I have a cousin that sells great homemade cookies — that I could eat every day and not regret! She has an amazing story about her journey that made her fairy hands meet the cookie world. A woman that goes through a lot every day with her health problems. She wants to be as independent as possible and help her family. Therefore, I had to do something to help her achieve a better situation with the sales.
We all know that, with the actual situation about confinement and restrictions, people who had to sell in little fairs had a hard time selling their products. With that in mind, I tried my best to think of something that can bring joy to my favorite artisanal seller and their clients. Have in mind that I am only a brainstormed mind and nothing more professional.
I was thinking to myself that it would be nice to use my writing gigs for something more than just for personal motives. I came up with the idea about our traditional festivities, that this year won’t be the same, and use them to make other people smile.
In Portugal, in the summer, we have Popular Saints’ Feasts when people come together to grill sardines and drink beer in the streets. Since the main religion was the Catholic Roman Church since the country was born, we do have a lot of these festivities. But the pleasant part is that some pagan feats stayed too. But this is History for another time.
With these Feasts and traditions, we buy and give to our friends or loved one’s one Manjerico (a kind of basil in a pot) with little flags to read popular quatrains that play with the current situation of the current year.
Instead of the pot, my idea was to have cookies with the basil ingredient and I started searching for it. I found one that seemed nice: lemon and pistachios with a small…