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

53 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

      Like

  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!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

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

      Liked by 1 person

  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™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    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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