First step is bring the water to a boil,
Then add a tablespoon of olive oil.
Some carrots, chopped, a dash of coriander,
Then eye of newt and tail of salamander.
Some diced potatoes, celery, and corn,
A tail-hair from a golden unicorn.
Some cooking sherry, maybe half a flagon,
Three toenails from a double-headed dragon,
Tomato paste, fresh beans, a pound of chicken,
(A little flour helps the whole thing thicken).
A serpent's tooth, the eyelids of a toad,
And just a dash of pepper for the road.
Whoever said a batch of witches' brew
Can't also be the most delicious stew?
Besides--when what I feed them's not disgusting,
I find the little children far more trusting.