Cooking and poetry. Kitchen tales.

Cooking can be therapeutic, enjoyable, and inspiring too.
A way to balance creativity with conformity,
Both discipline, and art.

I had a day off yesterday so I made this for my breakfast.

It is through cooking that many can vent,
Blow off some steam,
Slice with a vengeance and grind with ferocity.
It is also in the kitchen that anger can be tempered,
The calmness to marinate a tender loin,
And dress a succulent salad,
The grace to be patient with a boiling pot of peas,
And the slow grill of a chicken dinner.

My preparation for the late afternoon lunch yesterday

My lonely kitchen convictions
Problems burnt to a crisp
Solutions churned
Flavours
Of life
Spices that thrill
A pinch of this and that
Power to soothe and satisfy
The wonders of kitchen cuisines
Emotions they evoke
Naughty delights
Sizzling
And sweet
Explore your mind
Present your own design
Array platefuls of kitchen love

I over indulged but I cooked it all. Stewed peas, grilled chicken, vegetable rice and steamed spaghetti.

Don’t worry about the amounts, I’m in tip top shape.(big on exercise, lol)

I hope you enjoy this, let me know what you think of this first kitchen tale, it might become a monthly feature on my blog.

And let me know too, what makes cooking special for you.

P.S

The shaped poetry is a set of four cinquains.

Cee’s photo challenge asked us to present a meal and display it creatively, so this can also be an attempt.

Stay safe everyone, and stay loving.

Β© judeitakali

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Good idea to spend energy and take out frustration in cooking.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha Sadje, I didn’t mean it that way, I just meant that it can help with temperament.
      If you’re fuming, or enraged, it’s better to avoid the kitchenπŸ˜…

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      1. Sadje says:

        Bread making is the best way to take out frustration, anger and extra energy. I know a lot of people do that.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh yeah, I’ve seen the energy and exertion that goes into that,
        You’re definitely rightπŸ˜ƒπŸ€—

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      3. Sadje says:

        πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! Your dishes seem delish! Cooking can be inspiring and calming, as you wrote in your poem, but it can be a chore that we need to get over with, feed ourselves and clean up the dishes.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Elizabeth. Yeah I wanted to include the other side of cooking but I guess I wanted it to have a positive vibeπŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸΎ

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  3. Era says:

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ˜ƒπŸ€—πŸŒ·πŸ§‘

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  4. Anisha says:

    Cooking eases my mind too! ☺

    Splendid poem, Jude. It’d be great to see you adding this feature to your blog.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. It’s been a while since I saw you on here. Even posting.

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      1. Anisha says:

        Pleasure is mine! Yes, I’ve been on a break for a while. I’ll start posting again tomorrow.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Can’t wait 🧑

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  5. A beautiful platter of food to go along with your lovely poem Jude. Wonderful to indulge in cooking. πŸ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika 🌸 I cook atleast 3 times a week, 🧑
      Apart from the shower, it’s my singing time as well

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  6. Love this, Jude. Cooking and poetry go very well. Many a times I get ideas while chopping or stirring the pot!πŸ˜„

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I know right, I like it coz I’m always singing along to my favourite music

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      1. Absolutely! A creative space and great stress buster!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€

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  7. Dora says:

    Scrumptious, and therapeutic too — Perfect!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Dora, glad you like it.πŸ’•

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  8. HappySoul says:

    Cooking is a stress buster for me 😊 nice post on it Jude..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you HS, I so conquer

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  9. kittysverses says:

    Cooking definitely eases stress. Nice ode, Jude. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Kitty🧑🌷

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  10. memadtwo says:

    Oatmeal and bananas…that’s often my breakfast. But that’s a lot of food!
    Cooking is a stess reliever for me, plus I take great pleasure in eating it–I can see that you do too! (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hahaha, yeah I’d been having very quick breakfasts, bread and eggs but whenever I have a relaxed morning, I have a really big one, then a really intense and heavy workout session. Eat and exercise

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      1. memadtwo says:

        A good routine.

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  11. msjadeli says:

    Every bit of that looks delightful. Cooking and food and hot and savory topics for poetry as well. Wonderful walk through both.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Jade.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re welcome.

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  12. msjadeli says:

    2nd and = are

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    1. judeitakali says:

      πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ§‘πŸŒΌ

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  13. I really enjoyed reading it and also can’t keep staring at your meal. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, thank you so much, it was a great meal, tastes better than it looks.πŸ˜ƒ

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  14. Smitha V says:

    Lovely poem…I suppose this is what my husband feels while cooking. I have no such emotions. I do it because I have to.lol

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, I thought about the other chore side of it but I really wanted this one to be all positive

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  15. I love this Kitchen Tale! I’d love to read more of these.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, that’s enough for me to consider it on a fortnightly basis.

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  16. Your words and your cooking are delightful. What a beutiful post.
    xoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much dear Gabriella, I checked up on you a bit via email.πŸ™πŸΎ

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  17. bejamin4 says:

    It all looks fantastic: the food and the words. You’re a talented cook!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much BenπŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

      1. bejamin4 says:

        Welcome!

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  18. dessertflower5 says:

    Such a great poem. I enjoyed reading this

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

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      1. dessertflower5 says:

        Your welcome

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  19. etiennevcr says:

    Cooking is definitely helpful for many. It really does allow to play a distraction towards stressful days. I may sound a bit crazy admitting that washing the dishes calms me down also. But yes, creating our own meals can definitely be satisfying. I support the idea of making a monthly poetry cooking dedication to your blog.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you concur, yeah I definitely can’t say the same about the dishes😁

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  20. Jules says:

    I used to dislike the kitchen. My parents were very good cooks. I never felt I could do as good. But … I’m only cooking now for myself and my hubby (most of the time). And he eats what I make πŸ˜‰

    I used recipes as guidelines and rarely measure exact amounts. I never make the same stir-fry twice because I use what I have on hand. I do make nice presentations though – because my Dad used to be work in a restaurant. And we eat with our eyes first πŸ˜‰

    I even modify baked muffin and quick bread mixes. I never use water when called for in those mixes. I use applesauce and sometimes add fruit and honey. It might have to bake for just a little longer. But I haven’t had any complaints yet!

    It was fun making salsa out of my mini garden’s tomatoes, peppers and even shelled peas!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Looks like you make your cooking a creative space. Which in my opinion, is one o the best parts of cooking

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      1. Jules says:

        There is a book somewhere that basically is about playing with food. I actually have a couple of cards where an olive has two poppy seed eyes and the mouth might have been where it came off the tree or had been pitted to make it look like a face. The other card shows a pepper made to look like a rabbits face!

        Apparently there is a whole series now. One book is called ‘Dog Food’ and shows a banana to look like a long dog.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, that’s really cool. Lemme check it out 🧑

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  21. I really love this! Agree with every word ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot πŸ™πŸΎ

      Liked by 1 person

  22. rahjomuelvin says:

    Beautiful poem.πŸ’—

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ❀️

      Like

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