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mortgaged

i rarely use
the services of the bank
but today
i stood in the teller queue
behind a young man shopper

in his recyclable
high vis carry bag
was a single 1.25L popular brand
soft drink and
a largish bag of potato crisps

i couldn’t help noticing
his up-sized personal account
his high-risk investment portfolio
recommending to me
a life with too little interest

First published in “Fleurieu Flow” 2019

Cook - Eat

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

1¾ cups sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
Grated rind of 2 lemons
3 teaspoons lemon juice
¾ cup oil
1 cup Greek natural yoghurt
2 cups self-raising flour

In a bowl, mix rind, oil, eggs and sugar with a fork.
Add remaining ingredients and combine well.
Pour into greased ring tin and bake at 180C for 30 minutes
Leave to cool then turn out and dust with icing sugar.
or
Line muffin trays with paper muffin cases, fill cases two-thirds full and bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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