Letter to the Bay Leaf

A leaf of the Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis.

A leaf of the Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few days ago, I cooked a delicious pork shoulder roast in my crock pot. I was making carnitas so my fiance and I could make what I call Fake-potle. It’s our homemade Chipotle burrito bowl. As I was taking the roast out of the slow cooker and preparing the food I was talking to myself and the food! The poor little bay leaves kept getting stuck to the meat so I apologized to it. The fiance ended up thinking it was quite amusing and suggested I post it on the blog for fun. So there you have it. Please enjoy my letter to the bay leaf.

Dear bay leaf,

thank you for your sacrifice. Nobody wants to eat you but we all use you. You give selflessly of your deliciousness and don’t ask for anything in return. You flavor my soups, stews, and roasts and co-mingle with the other spices. I’m sorry I must throw you away after you’ve been used. It’s not you, it’s me. Scratch that. It is you. You’re a leaf and I cannot eat you. Sorry.

With lots of love,


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