Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four salad men and a daiquiri poet

Research papers or PhD proposals don't count, right? Yeah, I write those and sometimes a speech to kick off a university business meeting. The rest of the time I play with recreational haiku, and that's that. So I'm no writer, but once in awhile I date some daiquiri. When the calendar showed 1-1-11, I headed off to a beach town, the Thai Royal family's summer home. I did balance the table with something healthy.

Now we don't play with our food but we certainly can have fun:
Guess which writer loved daiquiri: Edward Thomas, Randall Jarrell or Robert Frost 
Clue: "The land was ours before we were the land's..." Read at JFK's inauguration
*More on writers and what they love to eat here.*

Someone once said 'it takes four men to dress a salad. One for the salt, one for the pepper, one for the vinegar and one for the oil." 

Can you name which men? Here are your choices:
a. yeoman, barman, monk, gamekeeper
b. wiseman, madman, miser, spendthrift
c. marksman, poet, undertaker, painter

Now have some coffee before finding your answers below

"Robert Frost loved daiquiris. At the Waybury Inn near one of his favorite dining spots - Frost would begin every dinner with a daiquiri. But only one daiquiri." THE AWL

"It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar and a spendthrift for the oil." ~ Anonymous

Leisure research, a memory of celebratory dining and its association with literature are to me sunbeams of joy to a quiet day off work. I hope you had fun guessing. 

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  1. All those lovely, lively, happy colors!
    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

  2. That was very fun (and colorful) and it turns out that I'm a good guesser.

  3. Fun ! And beautifully illustrated !
    Happy Thursday !

  4. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop your participation is what makes it so much fun. Hugs!

  5. awwww, awesome! am no literary expert...guessed only the second one. lol :P

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Hazel
    enjoy the day!

  6. i enjoyed this post, i did not guess right, but still fun!

  7. Weeh! My guessed was letter c. Anyway, nice post.
    Dropping by from Color Connection
    My entry is from :

  8. i enjoyed the trivia. i love that salad quote.

  9. These makes me drool.

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    Catching up with Mellow Yellow entries.

    1. Color Connection link is up now for this week. Come join us again.

  10. Everything looks so divine! Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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