A Recipe Diary? From Sarah Crossan's Poetry Challenge

Sarah Crossan is a teacher turned novelist who won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for her stunning verse novel One in 2016. Her #poetrychallenge videos on Instagram are a treasure chest of inspiration and ideas for those who want to tell their stories in poetry. This is Poetry Challenge no. 3. Sarah says:

Use the language in a recipe to make it into something that could never be made in a bowl.

Sarah's challenge: create a recipe for the perfect ... something. The perfect day while socially isolating? The perfect parent stuck in a house with his or her children? The perfect dream while staring out the window?

You can watch Sarah's recipe challenge video (and see her stir an imaginary soup in a green bowl) on IGTV here.