Haiku: Butterbeans and Lovage

close up shot of freshly washed baby spinach
close up shot of chopped tomatoes on a yellow plate

meeting again
butterbeans and lovage
on solstice day

© Xenia Tran

side on view of a plant-based meal simmering in a frying pan

This has been a regular dish for us during the lockdown, once fresh tomatoes and spinach were available. We experimented with many different seasonings and lovage became our favourite.

This haiku was first published in Haiku Dialogue: The Way of the Chef, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 24 June 2020. A very big thank you to guest editor Craig Kittner and post manager Lori Zajkowski for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

Thank you again for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break and we hope you had a lovely week and Solstice too!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/25 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/10 s – ISO 800.

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The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

28 thoughts on “Haiku: Butterbeans and Lovage”

    1. Thank you dear Karina, it’s lovely when mixed with spinach, fresh tomatoes and either green beans or butterbeans and a bit of sumac or fresh lime juice 💚

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    1. Thank you dear Cathy, it’s very tasty! 😁 We had a lovely warm week here and hope yours was kind and relaxing too. Much love from our house to yours and please give Finn a big pat from us all 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Dwight, it was delicious and we love fresh tomatoes 🍅 All is well here, it’s lovely to be able to roam again. Hope you and your family are keeping safe and well too! 🤗💜

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