Cooking and Poetry. Apple of my eye.

An apple a day
And two for you and I
Let me make you something special
A simple dish
Of intricate emotions

Honey poached apples and yoghurt romance

Photo credit below

As I peel then slice the apples in half,
I think of your fingers laced in mine
And the tingling of two different things meant to be one.
Fondly, I place the slices aside, And squeeze a little lemon on top.

Two cups of water
A third of honey
One of lemon juice
And a half vanilla bean

I boil these all in a sturdy pan,
Then stir until the honey dissolves,
And think of the sweetness caressed in your whispers.

At low heat, I submerge the slices of apple in the honeyed sauce,
And let it gently simmer,
As I remember our first meeting, and how eager we were to embrace each other.

I make sure to flip the apples between the twenty minute time,
And ensure a two sided love

When apples are tender,
I drench them out and put them aside,
Then let everything cool, to a soothing room temperature.
The natural state of love.

For thirty minutes I allow myself to dream,
Of the mischief in your eyes, as the flavours fizzle perfectly upon you tongue,
Or the crinkle of your smile, if I made a mess of it all.

I then mix three tablespoons of the honeyed sauce, in a smooth Greek yoghurt
And ooze it onto your favourite saucer.
I slip the tender apples onto the viscous cream,
And drizzle a little on top.

I can’t help but reminisce,
Of the wine scented kisses and interlocking limbs from past nights of ecstasy,
Featherlight drifts from the echelons of insatiable desire.

I hear you ask what’s taking so long,
But first, I sprinkle bits of toasted sesame on top.
A dazzle of seasoning,
And a dash of spice,
To send us over the edge,

In this, our creamy apple delight.

Photo by my friend Kevin

Β© judeitakali


You can find the full recipe HERE

In these photos it looks a little different because we picked subtle hints from different recipes. But the majority (especially timing) is from the link above.

Kevin takes amazing food photos and explores delectable recipes. I’m glad to link up with him on some of them. Find him on Instagram @Kev1s_

I hope you enjoy this 3rd episode of cooking with poetry. The next will be in two weeks time. Try this dish, it’s amazing!

For previous episodes, click the links below;

Stay safe, and stay loving.

P.S Watch out for The Saturday Symphony tomorrow.


For more special posts from this week, read below;

43 Comments Add yours

  1. So yumm, Jude! A true gustatory and sensory experience! 😍

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hi Punam, I had to Google ‘gustatory’ 😊 thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🧑

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      1. πŸ™ŠYou are welcome! πŸ’™

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  2. Sadje says:

    Great combo of food and romance

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🧑. These cooking and Poetry posts really challenge me but are fun. Two things I really love.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Well done.

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  3. mariamichaela says:

    Poetry and cooking, a delicious combination. ❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela 🌷

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  4. michnavs says:

    oh wow.. looks delicious Jude.. and its interesting how you even made it so poetic..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey Michelle 🌸 thank you so much. It’s refreshing to occasionally put two things I really like doing together.❀️

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      1. michnavs says:

        that’s wonderful Jude

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  5. Shruba says:

    Aw so delicious. That illistration looks like Pascal Campion’s style! 🀩

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    1. judeitakali says:

      You’re always teaching me something ❀️
      I’ve checked out his work and I’m definitely going to use a bit more of it from now on.
      Thank you Shruba 🌷

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      1. Shruba says:

        Aww that’s just because you’re really sweet! ☺☺

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Shruba😊. I stopped fighting itπŸ˜…πŸ§‘

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  6. Wow a pleasure to read your romantic poem and mixing it with delicious recipe, Jude. Too good and the picture was awesome.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kamal.πŸ™πŸΎ Kevin has a knack for food photography.

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      1. Yes Kevin is awesome an art which is so beautiful. You are always welcome Jude πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  7. Ramya Vivek says:

    Woah! It’s great to see you combine cooking and romance. Loved it.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ramya πŸ™πŸΎπŸ§‘

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you πŸ™πŸΎ

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  8. Chris Hall says:

    Delectable words dribbling down my chin. Mmm. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      😊 Glad you like it Chris. Thank you 🧑

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  9. Bulbul says:

    Ah! Cooking with poetry, how can I say no to that? The dish looks mouth-watering, Jude. I’ll try the recipe sometime. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure Bubble. Thank you for your appreciation πŸ§‘πŸ’œ

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      1. Bulbul says:

        Its always a pleasure, Jude. πŸ™πŸ€—

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  10. clcouch123 says:

    Terrific work! Cooking and poetry belong together in words as well as fact.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. They do work well together πŸ˜ƒ

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  11. Wow! The dish looks so good!🀀
    Food and romance, I love this combo…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Hema. Glad you like itπŸ˜ƒπŸŒΌ

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  12. Poetic love and recipe is a great combo Jude. Lovely πŸ’™

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Radhika 🌸

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  13. HappySoul says:

    Never knew of apple and yogurt combo Jude. And you made it so poetic πŸ‘πŸΌamazing

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ru🧑

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    A beautiful and sensuous recipe! 🌺

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you like it Eugi. 🧑 Thank you

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  15. Jules says:

    Some folks think salad and fruit shouldn’t be mixed. But a tomato included in most green salads is a fruit! I actually made some potato salad today and added a chopped up apple for crunch and sweetness πŸ˜€

    Your recipe looks yummy. I often add fruit and nuts to my yogurt.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Love the crunchy yoghurt. Thank you so much JulesπŸ’•

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  16. Wow! Recipe poems! I just found your blog, and I love it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bonnie, I lov yours too

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  17. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love food writing and the way you weave together the juicy tenderness of the cuisine in creation with choice words delights me!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you ever so much Jaya.

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